In this video, the trial tomato plants find their way to their final home for the comparison. A large part of this video involves explaining the soil mixture for the self-watering containers and it’s important, in fact, vital, to any self-watering container gardening. A delicate match must exist in the soil so that it’s heavy enough to wick water up through it, yet light and airy enough provide oxygen so the plants don’t suffocate. Key are the ingredients used. Because I’ve been busy with many other things, the tomatoes have been “starved” of nutrient to keep growth down. Despite that, they are quite leggy. That’s not necessarily bad especially for the SWC tomatoes. The root ball is closer to the water. With the greenhouse nearing completion, I hope to have both systems up and running full blast within a couple weeks. 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 […]
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