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End of season shut down, clean out & cost of running for 5 months. I bought 35 Albion everbearing strawberry plants from Sakuma Bros. I used Fox Farms Big Grow for the hydroponic nutrients.My strawberry pvc tower is what is called a NFT system. I built my tower for around a 0. Thanks for watching Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodGet Started in Hydroponics, DIY System Easy & AffordableEasy To Build DIY Strawberry Tower-Hydroponics SystemGLF PhytoPot Starter Kit | Affordable Home Hydroponics Growing SystemCommercial Vertical Strawberry Hydroponics SystemHydroponics Growing System at Strawberry Farm

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  • Tang Bui Quoc 1 year ago

    how long for harvesting the strawberry with hydroponics ? thanks

  • Moonlight Computing 1 year ago

    Thanks for the cost comparison! I would bet you harvested many baskets worth of strawberries over 5 months.  After your initial equipment cost you only spend 43 dollars on electricity and nutrients so that is not too bad. I don't count strawberry cost because you can reuse them every year by drying them out can cutting them down (that is my plan). 1 lbs of strawberries at Walmart (or wherever) cost 4.48 so if you harvest 10 lbs or more than it is worth the cost! That is the information to know! 

  • Alan Howlett 1 year ago

    I have also (partially) set mine up so that I have some flow diverted via a T-piece to a dripper system. I plan to have some cups in the top of my reservoir- the diverted flow should be able to irrigate these, with the run-off falling back into the reservoir. This is so that I can establish new plants where the root system is so new that it is unable to reach into the main pipes.

  • Alan Howlett 1 year ago

    Mine uses black pipes- I plan to cover them with aluminium foil to reflect the light and keep the roots cool. I don't know what glue to use though!

  • Alan Howlett 1 year ago

    I've watched these videos several times- thank you for the insights!
    I've now nearly finished setting up my own using system, based on your design, but I have a 10' greenhouse and have set up 4 x 9' tubes so that flow starts and ends in the same place. 🙂
    I found 3" mesh pots very hard to find here in the UK, finally going with these from ebay: "hydroponic plant pot 8.5cm mesh aeroponic pot" which is around 3.5" at just £11.49 for 100. They should arrive this week, my system should be up within 24 hours, and my strawberries should arrive the week after. 🙂
    Thanks for your help with all this.

  • Alan Howlett 1 year ago

    I suspect that you would get less root growth if you used a stronger solution. You can buy NPK fertiliser as the components, so when you are ready to encourage flowers you can add (for example) ammonium phosphate.

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    That's really cool ! Next time if you get a chance can you make a short video- love to see it !
    Larry

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    Thanks tried to make it as simple as possible. 🙂

  • Crashaholics Worded 1 year ago

    P.S….I have wild straws in our beaches…I am in Sitka, Alaska…
    …it's readily AVAILABLE…go look…Wikipedia shows that it's all the way to antarctica…I used a "skiff"…once outside of town…like half a mile…in ANY direction…the straws were "RAMPANT"……

  • Crashaholics Worded 1 year ago

    There is a couple "tower" versions…Your system is my fav though…simple bliss & then some……………the "towers" I might be using as a supports…instead of wood staples…

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    Not sure. I prune the runners & when the older leaves start getting red or orange i'll prune those also. Seems to be growing new leaves through out the summer. Might have to try that some day- maybe at the end of summer. Thanks for commenting & watching ,
    Larry

  • bison group 1 year ago

    would it make a difference if one would cut off all the unnecessary green leafs.. would it have more energy to go in the fruit ?

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    🙂

  • Crashaholics Worded 1 year ago

    A…"TRADITIONAL" square plot over the head…is the spirit of the…north…
    …even 🙂

  • Blunt Dorothy M. 1 year ago

    Thanks for the video.
    I also have some ideas to grows up to 10 times the plants, by 50 % the time, with much healthier plants, while the "fish" do all the work…”
    Take a look at the following website for more info:
    www.fine4.info/secret-tips-to-growing-aquaponics-system

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    TY honey !

  • Austin Electric LLC 1 year ago

    O:-)

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    Hi Jahad i'm going to I'm going to do a step by step video in a couple of weeks on this setup. This was one of my 1st videos & I left out a lot of information. Sorry about that. Its very easy to build & operate. If there is any thing I can do to help let me know.
    Larry

  • jahad222 1 year ago

    P.S. Maybe you could refer me to a site or video that has step by step directions on how to build, if you do not have time to do a "drawing". I would appreciate that. thank you !

  • jahad222 1 year ago

    Would it be possible for you do draw a simple diagram of all the components to make this system? I know zilch about hydroponics other than it is 'water"! I loved your videos. I was trying to see your reservoir set up and connections, pump, tubing, etc. and how you put it all together. I really want to try this but don't understand the "mechanics" of it all. I'm just asking…only if you might find the time. Thanks so much for putting these videos online! You have inspired me to try. Julie