Added by on 2017-08-19

My no-weed garden where the corn is grown, in this video, involves growing veggies in 5-gallon containers filled with aged and parboiled rice hulls. Each container is fed by my PVC watering system using a hydroponic method called flow-to-waste which simply means that hydroponic nutrients is carried in the water supply and any excess drains into the ground. So, yeah, this is also not just container corn, but hydroponic corn as well! I grow all manner of vegetables in the no-weed garden. Check out some of my other videos. I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: http://www.youtube.com/user/c3voyage?sub_confirmation=1 Now, I’m on Facebook! Share your gardening thoughts and pictures! https://www.facebook.com/c3voyage/ . A little about my setup. I have a hydroponic greenhouse. I grow in a system I call FAWN which is a modified hydroponic drip system. The media I grow in is aged rice hulls with parboiled rice hulls mixed. This has proven to be a great mix for me. I use Masterblend fertilizer as my nutrients to every plant grown. I’ve been pretty successful with my setup growing hydroponic tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, turnip greens, corn, potatoes, kale, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, leeks, and even okra! Everything a gardener would desire. I also dabble in other areas like growing in raised beds, growing in a ground garden, grafting, pond activities, growing fruits, and other projects on the homestead. Thank you so much for stopping in! Video Rating: / 5 Continuing with the vertical theme, I’m going to give onions a shot as well. I’ve got 3 towers growing 102 transplants of Texas Legend from Dixondales! I’m pretty […]

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29 Comments

  • The Bushcrafting Woodsman 2 months ago

    Wow how did you vacuum seal them thats amazing!

  • Once again a great video! The PVC pipe on top of the corn containers, What size is the pipe and was that a drip irrigation? I love sweet corn but don't grow it much anymore. I can go all year without seeing raccoons until my sweet corn beans to ripen and walla my garden looks like a raccoon headquarters. Lol. Thanks for the video Brent.

  • lue lunsford 2 months ago

    I hope you're not eating GMO corn if you don't see bugs inside of your corn

  • lue lunsford 2 months ago

    I would try above ground no weed, put newspaper in your spot preferably not on the heel lay on top of your newspaper a heavy mulch put your plants directly into that six months prior to planting no weed bed. No weed and mulch bed no teal no weed.

  • lue lunsford 2 months ago

    You put too many in the container

  • firecloud77 2 months ago

    I grow most of my corn organically in the ground, and some in 32-gallon garbage cans.
    As an experiment, last year I grew 8 plants in a 7-gallon nursery pot with 1/2 cup Dr. Earth's Tomato, Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer (organic). When the plants started tasseling I watered them every other day with one gallon of water that was a mixture 3 quarts water and 1 quart of my urine. Normally cramming that many plants into such a small container results in small ears. But this time, thanks to the nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in my urine, the plants produced full-sized ears. It's a shame we throw away our urine when it contains so many nutrients for plants.

  • firecloud77 2 months ago

    It's amazing how fast that corn grew after planting that late in the season. Here in Seattle the latest I can plant corn outdoors is early July, with a harvest at the end of October. You're obviously in an area with a much warmer climate.

  • firecloud77 2 months ago

    5:08 Saved hybrid seed will grow, but the resulting plants will not be like their parents. They will more than likely revert to their inbred parent varieties. They will not be as vigorous, productive and disease resistant. There is a fascinating video on YouTube called The Hybrid Corn Miracle, 1991 that explains how hybrid corn is produced.

  • Shelisa McCoy 2 months ago

    Thank you for doing this experiment, with the weather pattern changes that we have had the last few years this will be easy for me to get going!

  • Wait for the tassels on the ears to go black and the ear feels fat – don't even bother checking 'till then…then you can peel a husk back slightly and poke the kernels…..

  • ryvrdrgn15 2 months ago

    Thank you for the video. I'm trying to figure out a grain to try. It's either corn or rice~

  • a1seus 2 months ago

    Life

  • connell de vera 2 months ago

    thanks for sharing…mabuhay from the Philippines!!!!!!

  • Cultivating Organic by Jo & Mig 2 months ago

    That's excellent.  Great  looking corn in November!  Well done!

  • RD Kitchen Garden 2 months ago

    great result. Well done and take care

  • BobMels Gardens 2 months ago

    Looks like success to me. Best wishes Bob.

  • CoreysCave 2 months ago

    Nice job, that really worked out well for you. Good luck with the hybrid seed, that should be interesting.

  • Jeff Sullivan 2 months ago

    Did you get just 1 ear (cob) per stalk?

  • Patrick Meehan 2 months ago

    You sure got some lovely looking corn on the cob Brent. Great sunny weather in Arkansas Well done

  • Home Grown Veg 2 months ago

    Hello Brent. Great result ,well done. We have been watching your election for some considerable time now. Glad its all over. The new guy wanting to build a wall reminded me of the farmer who read his plans upside down. He was supposed to sink a well but instead built a chimney. If the new guy does the same the wall will be on the Canadian border.

  • Midwest Gardener 2 months ago

    Will be interesting to see how this works too. Will the larger ones pull loose from their own weight? Like the way you try new things…..cool.

  • Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens 2 months ago

    Things that make ya go huuuummmm ; )

  • Some Southern Stuff 2 months ago

    Love Dixondale onions. We've been ordering from them for three years and typically get over a hundred per bundle. Some of the slips are really small though and we lose ten or twelve each planting. We're doing the Texas Legend this year also. Last year we planted Candy and Red Creole, but we did not fertilize them properly and had really small onions. Maybe your tower approach with lots of nutrients available all the time will help with that.

  • William Walter 2 months ago

    Hi Brent,
    Interesting concept, I'd thought you'd need bigger holes but, if the bulbs can grow outside the tubes then that would be amazing.
    How would earthworms fair in your system? Do you think they would thrive or become water logged and die. Cheers,
    Bill

  • BobMels Gardens 2 months ago

    The mad scientist strikes again. Keep us updated on this one too. Best wishes Bob.

  • The Self Sufficient Life 2 months ago

    Do you have problems with the soil settling and compacting over the growing season and if so what do you do about it? I've been using some barrel type towers but the soil compacts so badly about halfway through that it turns into a wasted effort.Plants at the top end up with exposed roots and plants on the bottom can send out roots. I've thought about fixing "plates" with holes to allow water flow or fine wire mesh in between each level in the hopes of reducing this.

  • Sheila6325 2 months ago

    This is so cool, I'm lovin this. You are going to save so much space, and these new planting styles are just a hoot. Love it! Sheila PS Don't ya just love a new tests? !!! I sure do!

  • Deacon M 2 months ago

    Love the onion idea! Can't wait to see the results!

  • air pruning hydroponics 2 months ago

    Man, you just keep on pushing envelopes. I had to dig deep into your videos to find out what the f.a.w.n platform meant, and I enjoyed the search. Looking forward to see how these onions do. Thanks for sharing.

    Kirk