Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

This Blog is the start of a project that I am new at. I started this about a month ago after talking to my neighbor in the grocery store. Her name is Beth. Thanks Beth for telling me about this. We were talking about the Hydroponic Greenhouse project I am involved with. When I decided that I was going to build the greenhouse I wanted to do something different than potted plants. After having doing some research and checking other peoples greenhouses on YouTube I decided to research Hydroponic systems. I knew I wanted to grow tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce. you know, your basic salad ingredients. But what system would I use to achieve that? That was the question and that's what I started to research. I visited lots of websites and hundreds of stories. I was confused but I did not get discouraged.At the same time I'm working a full time job and building the greenhouse...... I'll write more tonight as I have some chores to Do. I need to spread 2 yards of mulch in my plant grow beds in the front and back of the house. I will take some pictures for you.

It's about 7 pm and I have worn myself out since I last posted, been planting bulbs, Some Canna and Peony
I put all but one Peony in the front yard and it went in the back yard in front of the Greenhouse.

See all that mulch? Last Saturday I picked up 2 yards of it in my P/U and started spreading it today. I managed to spread almost all of it. That is back breaking work for sure but no big deal, a couple of Tylenol should do the trick. 

Anyway, we were talking about what kind of hydroponic system I was going to use weren't we? I decided to go with the Nutrient Film Technique NFT. I have a tab set aside on the blog that goes into detail about the system so I'm not going to cover it here. 

This is about all the time I can spare tonight so I better say goodbye and if the good lord is willing I will write another day.


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