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Video Rating: / 5 I have taught myself the basics of hydroponics and must have read every report and book on the subject. I have started out farming on the 100 square meter roof garden of my penthouse. After that I imported two models of rotating garden from Omega Gardens in Canada.. I was hooked. This was a crazy project and I loved every moment of it. I have taught myself the basics of hydroponics and started farming on the roof of my penthouse. From there I progressed to rotating gardens and imported a machine from Omega Gardens in Canada. The massive increases in the cost of electricity resulted in this project being canned. Valuable lessons were learned and I will most certainly try another improved version in the future. The explosive growth of lettuce in this environment was certainly amazing. This project was undertaken by two people. Frans Siditi , my African assistant and myself. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this. Thank you Frans- without your assistance this would not have been possible. There was a nursery section where seedlings was kept at 9 cm centers and then moved to the grow out section with 22 cm centers. Harvesting commenced at 02h00 in the morning and the product was delivered at the market at 06h00. We used headlamps. LED headlamps sometimes have an infrared function as well. One night I have switched on the infrared function and looked at the plants. Generally you cannot see healthy plants. But if the leaves are burnt on the edges or have been damaged, then this is clearly visible. Amazing!! Making the holes took a very long time. Eventually we built is jig and used a drill press. A CNC machine will be better but will be too expensive. […]

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