Do you grow tomatoes?
Yeah – then you should be using this system to turbocharge your tomatoes.
I came across hydroponics about 10 years ago. Looking around at the time, even the basic systems were expensive. Nowadays the market has developed into a mass market and prices of the basic sytems have dropped.
I have come across this system on amazon.
Which will be ideal for tomatoes or cucumber or why not try aubergines.
Just imagine being able to grow tomatoes and go away on holiday without the neighbour forgetting to water them , coming home to disaster.
This system looks ideal, just fill the reservoir with water.
Then set up the pots using the clay pebbles at the bottom after fitting the plate.
Fill the pots with 1″ (25mm) of clay balls then fill the rest of the pot with 70% compost 30% perlite
If you don’t want to use compost then the alternative to this is coco coir and coco nutrient. At the end of the season the coco coir can be put into the compost bin or straight onto the garden.
The tomatoes will not know what to do – except grow!!!
My tomato plants are regularily 6ft(2m) tall with masses of fruit, lasting till late in the season. The leaves were longer than my hand.
My first season i had green tomatoes left over and had to make green tomato chutney.
Try it – grow them in your greenhouse right next to the ones in the grow bags and see the difference.
I have been growing plants hydroponically since 2009. For years before that i was reading books and looking at systems and saying ...no way...
But once i had taken the plunge with the tomatoes outside, then there was no stopping me.
I tried out most of the systems and started to refine them, getting the plants to grow more efficiently.
Now I am more interested in indoor hydroponics and the challenges it presents. Being able to control the environment, feeding the correct nutrients and giving the correct length and type of lighting....