Wanted to grow my FAWN shallow-water culture in a medium-less fashion. Now, I start seeds in 1″ oasis cubes; however, the cubes toppled over in the 3″ cups. They were also exposed to more air, sun, and open for mosquitos. I wanted a fix and when I was in Mississippi on vacation, we stopped at a Dollar General for some drinks. I saw these pool noodles for each and remembered some videos of folks using them in various ways. I thought, the holes are about the right size for the cubes and would fill the space as well so I bought 3 and put ’em in the trunk. Came home and this is the finished product to my thoughts…new net-cup inserts. _______________________________________

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  • BJ Davis

    Hi Brent, I just got started growing veggies hydroponically. Would love to know what nutrient solution you use?

  • Mike VanDuzee

    Got to start more peppers before the winyer. I am down to one Banana pepper and it is giving loads of peppers, my jalapenos bit the dust.

  • Little Glass House

    any luck reusing the noodle rings or are they too hard to clean? I have dutch buckets with perlite and can get a few years out of the perlite before it goes into the garden and i use Hydroton in netcups in my NFT and Kratky setups. The Hydroton cleans up just fine. The oasis cubes degrade much better than the rockwool and I switched a couple years ago, plus the oasis is much less expensive. Great setups, love your videos.

  • Midwest Gardener

    Looks like they work pretty good to me. That is a pretty productive pepper. It reminds me a little of the santa fe grande.

  • Forage Forage

    Very well done! Good Video. I follow both you and Mike VanDuzze..and he also used Pool Noodles from Dollar tree.
    His use was showing how to use simple milk or juice containers..and the Pool noodle ..he also did PVC gutter.. with pool noodle. Kratky is really a great way to get into hydroponics… works great for short cycle crops. I've seen others do this for Peppers.

  • Jim Battaglia

    Nice. I saw another Utuber do this their NPK system and it worked well. It saved on buying netcups and inserted them in his system

  • Kenny Beans

    Got to love those Oasis cubes! Work great for NFT, aeroponics, rggs or straight into the soil! Looks great tho! Can't wait to see how it all works out in that setup! 🙂 Keep it up!

  • DragonflyArtz1

    Hmmmm…How about "Nests", because your seedlings nest in them? Great idea BTW. You gotta love innovation! 🙂 Or "SFTs" Spongy Floaty Thingies. Ha!

  • Rev John O'Toole

    I use those too, but the rockwool doesn't breakdown in the compost pile. Springhill farm uses a different medium that does. I would have to look it up

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