Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In fact it's the only method for hydroponics I have any experience with because of the very limited space I have inside my home. Don't let its' simplicity fool you though. I have had no problems getting great results with growing bell peppers and tomatoes in my bubbler bucket systems.
Hydroponics has been given a bad reputation due to it's use in the Marijuana industry. But it is such a great tool for growing your own vegetables year round in your home. Your vegetables, herbs, and spices grow faster and larger then they would if planted in dirt. Hydroponic and Aeroponic technology is continually improving, and people are constantly coming up with many ways to create systems using everyday household items.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Here's an awesome DIY cattle panel greenhouse design from Alan (aka TexasPrepper2) at HomesteadAdvisor.com. It appears to be simple enough for a single person to construct in less than a day and yet is sturdy, functional, and even looks great. With just a quick estimation, this greenhouse would cost about $120 to build with all new materials. And if you have extra lumber, nails, screws, etc lying around you could probably build this for next to nothing.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
An organic farm in Freeport Maine has engineered and adopted a clever idea of using used cooking oil from local restaurants to heat his large greenhouses in the winter time. It's an idea that should go viral as it saves the local restaurants from paying to have their used cooking oil taken away, and the organic farm acquires a nearly free heating source for its greenhouses that is much more environmentally and economically friendly than its alternatives.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
UPDATE 2/19/14 - This contest is now over and the winners have been chosen. To view the winners, please go here. Stay tuned for the 6th giveaway starting in March 2014.
Jeff from Missouri Wind and Solar is having his 5th solar panel and wind turbine giveaway this month. This time there will be 4 lucky winners. This could be a great opportunity for anyone wishing to start or even expand their home renewable energy system.
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