Added by on 2019-07-08

I have been working closely with the good people from Spring Hill Farms in Ontario Canada and they have graciously helped me to create a hydroponics system very similar to the one that they have on their farm. Take a look at both this one and please go to the Spring Hill Farm Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENVwWBW14q7gA3TnBznaZQ and look at the original system. Thank you Wayne and Patti Chalmers for all of the time that you sacrificed in answering all of my questions along the way! Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsOrganic Indoor Hydroponic Lettuce, Micro Greenhouse and a RadishHydroponic Greenhouse Project, Dutch bucket tomatoes, NFT Peppers and LettuceAutomated hydroponic system – Harvest in the Greenhouse – Hydroponic and Vertical FarmingOur Hydroponic Greenhouse – hydroponics systemViscon Hydroponics – Automated hydroponic system – Harvest in the Greenhousehydroponic indoor lettuce check in NFT system

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20 Comments

  • LingJun Zhang 1 week ago

    where the lettuce grow in ?? a plastic basket? or ?

  • Lyle Overley 1 week ago

    Good job Chuck, you had a very good teacher!

  • Mike Wrobel 1 week ago

    For those asking about the pumps… 1) Continuous operation… think inground swimming pool pump (24/7/365… Most pumps, including sump pumps, DON'T do this). 2) Volume… Wayne at Spring Hills states he pumps 1 quart/liter into a trough every minute. His greenhouse is 310 troughs, so that is 4650 gallons per hour (Wayne stated he had a 1hp pump). 3) Do you have redundancy? Two pumps running at the same time (make sure they don't pump against each other) or a primary and a hooked up spare….

  • Brenda @Goldenwood Mushrooms 1 week ago

    Where do you get the rubber grommets? Thx

  • Juan Suarez 1 week ago

    https://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/reports/vinyl-floor-tiles/flooring_phthalate_hazards that vinyl is really really bad for men or little boys to eat stuff from or work with. Should change it out asap

  • Oby-1 1 week ago

    Very interesting. What pump are you using size, voltage, model, make, inlets, outlets? Also, what pressure are you getting at the 3/4 junctions from the 2 inch pipe. Also, what size and type is your return gutter. Thanks for sharing.

  • dezus exe 1 week ago

    Hi,
    Wonderful video, I wish you best of luck.
    Got sugestion:
    I see you used channel for drain, which is good way, but for easier maintenance I'd use nontransparent pipes & tank, beacause of the algae.

  • tangobayus 1 week ago

    Based on what I'm seeing in other systems 12" seems like a better spacing because of the size of the heads they are getting- Spring Hill Farm is an example. They are also getting 2-3 cuttings, which gets the most value out of the root systems.

  • Serenity Farm 1 week ago

    Don't you worry about using PVC (I assume non- food grade?) down spouts and Styrofoam to grow food?

  • براندازم 1 week ago

    Hi
    Where did you get these downspout whit this cheap price ?
    I got the cheapest price in home depot was $10.55
    Thanks for the vids

  • RALPH HAYWOOD 1 week ago

    What model or pump is it and is it quite? Do you recommend ?

  • RALPH HAYWOOD 1 week ago

    Hi Chuck what size pump do you have? Im getting ibc in couple of week's and then ill start plumbing Thank you for all the help videos and advise thanks again Ralph

  • lawrence Cushshon 1 week ago

    Larry Backyard Farmer : Hi Chuck I've been watching you, Wayne and mph gardener and I have finally completed my greenhouse. My problem is that I can't find the fertilizer Wayne uses I was told it was no longer available. What fertilizer do you use, where can I get it and how do you mix it. I presently use Master blend but I haven't been getting the same results you guys have.

  • hcarlile73c1 1 week ago

    how do you keep algae from growing in your system?

  • Pankaj R. Chawla 1 week ago

    Hi Chuck,

    Could you help me out with a few questions about the grommet as they aren't available where I am located, trying to find similar but require a few more details:

    What is the height of the grommet?
    What is the top hat outer diameter, as in not the top hole, but the collar outer diameter around the top hole?
    What is the height of the collar of the grommet?

    Thanks for all your help, appreciate it!

  • workin350 1 week ago

    Why did you go with hydroponics instead of aquaponics in your new lettuce system?

  • Some Southern Stuff 1 week ago

    Hi Chuck. I've watched your videos and Wayne's videos several times and I think I've got the details down now. I have two gray areas though…(1) Wayne says he uses an above ground pool pump, and you mention aquarium pumps. I'm planning on about a 25 foot setup (say 25 downspouts) and I wonder if an aquarium pump is adequate…but the only other pump I already have is a 5 hp well pump, which seems like overkill. Any suggestions? and (2) Can you recommend some sources to learn about nutrient solutions, and additives for topping off the tanks? Keep up the good work…remember: WE'RE WATCHING YOU!

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  • Mike VanDuzee 1 week ago

    Very nice! I have been using the downspouts without the irrigation like the Kratky set up. I may try this on a small scale, thanks much!

  • Janette Harris 1 week ago

    Do you have any idea the average cost of electricity to run the system?