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Some of my viewers are concerned with most hydroponics using plastic or PVC. Here is a cheap and easy way to grow leafy greens. This is an experiment, we will be checking on it periodically over the next few months…if it lasts that long. A great way to start your journey on a plant based diet. Part 2 will be out in a few days, still editing. EBook shows how to grow with non circulating hydroponics: Garden Downspout Grow Box seen in my videos: Hydroponic nutrients and other hard to find supplies: Disclaimer: Some of these links are affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Tool I use to grow my channel: Music from #mrduzee1 #thecreatorspotlightshow Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodOrganic Container Garden Update MAY 20th raw food diet vegetable gardening how to plant growIDIOT PROOF GUIDE TO HYDROPONICS – EASY AND CHEAP $$$$$ GROW VEGETABLES AND HERBSGrow Your Own Food At Home with Sprouters, Hydroponics & AeroponicsDIY Hydroponics with Homemade Plant Food in the BiogardenPlant Parts and Functions | First and Second Grade Science Lesson For Kids

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  • The Indoor Outdoor Gardener 5 months ago

    That set-up looks amazing, I am interested in continuing to watch the progress of that experiment. Blessings

  • Matt Garver 5 months ago

    You always keep us guessing with your creativity. Keep those videos coming.

  • Albert Dominguez 5 months ago

    Just made my first set if the downspout system and it was so much easier than I feared. Thanks to the great instructions provided. Now just to decide what I want there and set up the seeds.

  • Mandie Garrett 5 months ago

    Thank you for all your great ideas. Do you know when part 2 of this video will be posted? I can start saving my cartons as we go thru them a lot. Thanks.

  • ChelSierra Remly 5 months ago

    What about rocks or sand to help keep them from floating?

  • joe defazio 5 months ago

    My concern that the milk container would get soft and rot after a while

  • Arlene Ehrlinspiel 5 months ago

    Again another GREAT idea! Can’t wait to see how your going to set the plants in and how they grow. Thank You for sharing your ideas with us.

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 5 months ago

    Awesome idea buddy! Looking forward to seeing how they grow for ya and how this all pans out. Git-R-Done!!

  • Joyful Garden of Eatin 5 months ago

    Mike I always love and learn so much from your videos! Thanks for keeping things simple and FUN!!!

  • Cherokee Rose 5 months ago

    Did you know if you cut the pak choy a little higher about 1 1/2" it will grow an entire new plant again. There is a video here to prove it,

  • Jeannie Scarber 5 months ago

    Every problem has a solution! It’s important to learn to identify problems. Looks like you are doing that!

  • horserepairs 5 months ago

    Mike you container plant close to your house. How do you sight the grow areas depending on the season to optimize growing light? What wall is the ladder system against? Is this new grow raised bed on the south facing wall? I'm in AZ where everything fries. Thx for all your great info/experiments!

  • Rhea Griffiths 5 months ago

    Great repurposing. I use pillow stuffing. If people are freaky about the plastic it might not make them happy but cotton balls work too. I grow tomatoes in those containers. The grand kids and I did a (small) experiment with dirt vs duckwater. It isnt your solution but they both did great. In the end the duckwater won. Mostly I think, because more room for roots with no soil in container.
    Cooling off now, that wpuld be great for some brocs! Can't wait for the follow up vid, because I am curiois how water will react to the non coated outside afterc an extended time.

  • Brad Miller 5 months ago

    fill the box halfway with water the will provide the cooling.

  • Hidden Harvest Grow Lights 5 months ago

    Looks promising Mike! Looking forward to seeing it running. Thank you!

  • Forage Forage 5 months ago

    Mike that is so awesome with those 1/2 gall containers! Cant wait to see them all planted out! Exciting!  We drink a lot of tea..I get the 1 gall jugs.. and they make super nice containers, but you do have to darken them to help with algae control.

  • S Lacroix 5 months ago

    Brilliant! I've put out the word to friends and family….save your cartons!!!

  • Dave Borchard 5 months ago

    It must have taken a year to save up all those empty containers! That’s a creative idea! I’ve seen plastic one gallon milk containers used before, but never the half gallon containers. I wonder how much light will get into containers, since they aren’t black in color. You might check how much algae growth you get in the containers after several months.

    It looks like you don’t start with reverse osmosis water. What’s your tap or well water PPM? I’ve heard that you need your water PPM to be below 20 PPM, ideally below 10 PPM. Otherwise, the nutrients could be countered when you don’t start with “clean” water. I don’t know if that’s true about the need to start with “clean” water.

    They do make water chillers, and I’ve seen people buy them at the hydroponic store. I don’t know how effective the water chillers are to cool down the water.

    If you’re using the three part Masterblend nutrient dry mix, I’ve found that I have to mix the Calcium Nitrate in hot water, otherwise it dissolves poorly in cold water. Do you pH your nutrient to about 6.5? What’s your nutrient concentration PPM?

    Nicely done video! Great editing! Nice music! Interesting and unique way to grow plants hydroponically!