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Old 11-02-2017, 03:28 PM   #41 (permalink)
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yes, your water circulating around your soilless mix would act like a radiator. it would transfer heat to the outside air much faster than your potted plants sitting on the ground where at least at that point they could stay warmer.

but with a 20 gallon hot water heater set on low, a pump and a thermostat you could turn that around immensely. coarse it would take a battery of plants and containers say maybe 6 or 8, a large kids swimming pool and a pool thermostat.
with that you could cover it with plastic making a small greenhouse of sorts and you could keep your plants outside all year long, even in Canada. probably would fruit a lot faster.

of coarse a large in ground coy pond would work much better than a kids swimming pool.
I brought the plant in (white bucket) so I would not have to build a greenhouse with hot water circulating kid swimming pooling so it would fruit faster even in Canada.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:56 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I brought the plant in (white bucket) so I would not have to build a greenhouse with hot water circulating kid swimming pooling so it would fruit faster even in Canada.
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The plant is under temporary light.
glad were ok. I hope.

built a garage in the mid 70s. 28 by 24 ft. Williston north Dakota. 45 miles from the Canadian border. floor heat. 40,000 btu, 40 gallon hot water heater. wish I had a picture green grass year round around the garage. cheaper to heat the garage than the house both had a cement slab. funny seeing green grass against a 3 ft high snow drift. working under a car it was sooo warm it would put me to sleep.

there are people here, who maybe have most of the materials and the inclination to attempt such a project. I am in florida and there is no need for this here. just throwing something out.

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Plant doing well, photos soon.
Growth has slowed indoors .
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Plant is good with diminished light ( 30 % ) maybe...

Pup in doing good in the last photo...


Is the plant awesome....no.

But it is a good indicater of what you can do with almost nothing.

A few plants were grown under these easy low low maintenance conditions.
Plants growing are awesome...under all conditions
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:31 AM   #46 (permalink)
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It's the first time the hydro dwarf cavendish in the front row has seen real daylight.

The hydro pup in the white container will be separated once the air temps are averaging 65-70 degrees in about 30 days.

I plan on growing lettuce and tomatoes for BLT's
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:48 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I went to separate the Super Dwarf Cavendish pups today and found another pup and a tree frog in the reservoir.
Roots and water smell good.

I did sever the largest pup from the stock plant but decided to not separate yet because the roots are wound pretty tight.
Things are a little cramped in the(five gallon bucket) reservoir so I might keep everything together and use a larger container. I have to have somewhere to put it in the winter.

So far this has been interesting to watch and I encourage anyone to try growing any plant hydroponically.
Brugmansia is an awesome starter plant for a simple setup.

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Totally cold hardy......just kidding

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I agree. Anyone can do this, and there are many ways to make it happen. A simple aquarium air pump and stone can get you on your way.

It's fun to experiment with different plants. FYI ginger loves growing in hydro.
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Has anyone tried Gunnera Manicata in hydro? I hear that the biggest challenge with this plant is satisfying it's thirst for water. That would solve the problem.
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My plant did a few days of 110 heat,,,,

Looking kind of stressed.
The plant looks better in post 47..... and that is in winter
Roots and water look good water smells earthy.
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Because of overcrowding in the 5 gallon hydro bucket I split and slightly root pruned two pups off the main Dwarf Cavendish and planted them in a soilless mix a few weeks ago.
So they went from a hydro bucket to 2 gallon containers with a soilless mix
I had expected total root loss in the transfer but it did not happen as much as expected. The pups kept some roots

The two small pups are adjusting to the soilless mix so far.
They did have some leaf wllt and leaf loss but they are sorting themselves out.
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