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Plastic Free Hydroponic Grow Box / DIY Hydroponics I made a grow box out of marble about a year ago. Here is an update on the second crop I am growing in it. The container is plastic free and a small piece of pool noodle holds the plant in place. 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 Hydroponic tomatoes / Easy DIY Hydroponics How to grow hydroponic tomatoes. I grew tomatoes in 2 types of systems, one in an NFT system and the other in an off grid non circulating system. Here are the results. EBook shows how to grow with non circulating hydroponics: Garden Downspout Grow Box seen in my videos: Previous hydroponic tomato 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. Keep on Growin’ Facebook group: Music from #mrduzee1 #thecreatorspotlightshow Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodHow to Grow Hydroponic Lettuce and Pak Choy / Garden Hack / Hemp Grow Mat / DIY HydroponicsHydroponic Gardening – Grow Organic Plants in Plastic Pipe EasyHow to Plant and Grow Strawberries in plastic milk bottle or Hydroponic reservoir & Coco CoirPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsTour of – Here We Grow – Hadley, MA Hydroponic Store (413) 584-FARM

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  • Scully's House of Thrillers 8 months ago

    I'm really digging your hydroponic garden.

  • Plantoasis 8 months ago

    This is amazing! I was wondering how other cheap materials could be used to build pots like this

  • Jeff Ostrow 8 months ago

    Why marble? Is there any grow benefit to the marble, or is it just aesthetic?

  • Mickey Romeo 8 months ago

    hey mike have you ever done bare root strawberries in down spouts ???????

  • Bobby McGovern 8 months ago

    I bought a couple of Sorrel plants two years ago in the ornamental section at the nursery. Had no idea what they were. They were just pretty. Planted them and they come back every year. I then bought some seeds a few weeks ago and have some growing in my Kratky buckets. What exactly do you do with it. I know it's sour and I've heard of Sorrel soup.

  • adam b 8 months ago

    Marble should not mess up your Ph, an acid Ph will dissolve the marble then you will get Ph problems. Plastics are fine if you are using a UV resistant plastic such as PTFE, that also has excellent chemical resistance. (There are plenty of other polymers that have this resistance to chose from)
    Food grade stainless steel is possibly the best option and you would likely be contracted to use it if you were selling on an industrial level.
    I understand that polymers have a bad rep, but they are not bad when you consider the alternatives. Would you still have piano keys and snooker balls made from Ivory? The problem is not plastic, but how humans dispose of it.


    Amazing !!! I do want to try this too !

  • Mickey Romeo 8 months ago

    hey mike Steve from Tampa here doing first fall grow what should I put in my 5 gallon bucket with master blend Fert.

  • Richard Frazee 8 months ago

    Hi Mike, if people are upset at using PLASTIC DOWNSPOUTS then why not use the metal downspouts? Ya, they are a little harder to drill out and to bend the ends, BUT they are NOT PLASTIC! Those who are that worried about plastics need to investigate how much Plastic is used in their cars. Then they can trade them in for horses and deal with all that TOXIC WASTE!!!

  • Mi Pueblo 8 months ago

    So inspiring, thanks 🙂

  • marthale7 8 months ago

    I am also have been thinking how can we get rid of the pool noodle. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I have also noticed that the pool noodle lets some light thru to the inside, I am considering making a tin foil cover for the pool noodle cut outs. I believe we can keep making the system better.

  • marthale7 8 months ago

    I have thought of clay fired in a kiln to make the exact shapes we want. I am also experimenting with glass with good results, I put aluminum foil on the outside with 1 Gal Apple jars.

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 8 months ago

    Love that tile box. Have you ever tested the PH to see if they are right? Never used tile before but would like to know if it makes a difference. Your systems are doing super will buddy. Tree rats said thx for the snacks. LOL.

  • Hidden Harvest Grow Lights 8 months ago

    Super interesting!! Great idea!!

  • Michelle M 8 months ago

    If you get an open pollinated, or heirloom variety it’s easy to save your own seeds, and starting tomatoes from seed without dirt would mean having to buy a little proper seed starter plug but I’m certain you will get better results. Also important to keep them up off the ground to improve your yield.

  • DayhawkinDark 8 months ago

    Nice maters Mike! I have 8 black cherry tomato plants growing in containers and I built them a wood frame with string to climb up. We started them from seed, in smaller containers, then transplanted into the big ones once they were almost a foot tall. It's been about a month and all 8 plants are 3 feet tall, with a ton of blossoms! I've been caring for them every day, suckering, etc. Looking fwd to a bunch of black cherry tomatoes! We've harvested roughly 20 lbs of regular cherry tomatoes off of 3 plants in our raised bed. Love your videos!!!!

  • Arlene Ehrlinspiel 8 months ago

    Thank You, this shows what you can do with just one plant. Do you preserve any of the tomatoes? Dehydration or freeze drying?

  • Gabbi Geter 8 months ago

    Great video, I love the calmness in your videos, Thanks so much.

  • George BearClaw McClure 8 months ago

    Garden is looking great. Can’t wait for the next update.

  • Connie Smith 8 months ago

    I have Roma’s and beefsteak tomatoes in the back yard in buckets. Do I need to trim my roots? They are getting pretty big. You inspired me to grow! Thank you.

  • Jöran Jäderberg 8 months ago

    You have done a great and awesome job with those tomatoes and thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Matt Garver 8 months ago

    Nice little garden Mike, looking to see how you build on your success.

  • Jim Battaglia 8 months ago

    Nice looking plants. Thanks for the update

  • Just Living With George And Woon 8 months ago

    Wow, that looks easy! Thanks for sharing I going to plant some 😉

  • Wran Ther 8 months ago

    Such great results from patience and a little bit of risk taking. May just do myself a similar set up with a Sal Marzano that I picked up a little earlier today. Must be why the plant appeared in the greenhouse this trip thru! -Bob…

  • Richard Frazee 8 months ago

    Welcome back to video land Mike, you have been missed! Your tomato's are looking really good! May God continue to bless you & your family and kep everything growing like mad. WHAT, NO PAK CHOY? lol

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 8 months ago

    Nothing wrong with this at all buddy! Nice looking maters no doubt. So simple and easy to have fresh veggies right from your own backyard. Awesome job done my friend. Thanks for the update! Hope you have a great day!

  • Betty Spencer 8 months ago

    Hey, Mike. Love you guys as well! I have been trying to do this for five years now. I've eaten about 15 cherry tomatoes and some lettuce so far. Growing indoors is hard. I think my lighting is bad and my containers too small. But, I will kept trying!

  • Jared Peterson 8 months ago

    Keep the ideas rolling!

  • Cindy Huynh 8 months ago

    I used the home depot orange 5 gallon buckets, and the nutrient water turned green from algae, do I have to give them clean fresh water?

  • I’m Awaken 8 months ago

    Love your off grid hydroponics system. I’ve been researching about this method and aquaponics. The grid will be wiped out in the near future so it’s good to use your method for survival. I used to live in the panhandle of FL but moved due to all the earth changes and feel living anywhere near big bodies of water like FL wouldn’t be wise. Thanks for your video, I will start doing the kraky method also.