Gardening without Soil – Understanding Hydroponics
For most people, gardening involves spending some time working the soil, adding compost or fertilizer, and planting seeds. But there are many people who don’t have the land, space, time, or physical ability to do conventional gardening. So how can they still get involved in growing their own food? One answer is hydroponics, growing plants without the use of soil. There are many different setups that can be put together to meet the individuals needs. It’s a fun and productive way to grow most any type of vegetable. And for those with low water supply’s, hydroponics allows you to use the water much more efficiently than simply pouring it into the ground. Also, hydroponics allows you to give the plants exactly what they need to flourish, without guessing whether or not they have enough fertilizer. So if you’re short on time, or can’t move like you used to, join us on Preparing to Provide for a lot of information and suggestions on how you to can began growing your own vegetables, without soil.
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For this week’s show on Preparing to Provide, I am going to have somewhat of an open format. Unlike shows in the past where I have had guests or a designated topic, I am going to cover a broad range of questions that I receive in response to my YouTube videos. They may be related to gardening, hydroponics, or life in general. Many times, the answers are too complicated for a 2 or 3 sentence response. Some of the questions for this week: Am I concerned about the commercial fertilizers that I use in regard to how they affect me or the environment? How do I feel about the amount of plastics that I use in my hydroponics setups? How did I build my greenhouse? What is the best advice I’ve ever received? Where do I get square buckets?
But I don’t want this show to be solely about me. This is an hour in my schedule that I have set aside to make myself available to anyone who would like to talk to me, regardless of what the topic is. So feel free to call in with your questions, comments, or suggestions at 347-202-0228, and be sure to press 1. I’d like to hear what you’re up to.
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For the past several weeks on “Preparing To Provide” we’ve spent a lot of time on raising chickens and homesteading. Well, the weather is beginning to warm up, people are starting seeds, and the folks down South are already planting. So it’s time to focus on my primary topic, gardening and growing your own food. I get lots of questions in response to my YouTube videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/mhpgardener and many times there are just not enough hours in the day to respond to all of them in detail. As you would guess, the same questions get asked over and over. For this discussion, I will be compiling a list of the most frequently asked questions and providing in depth answers for each of them. Some of the topics will be seed starting, greenhouse construction and growing, and hydroponics. Also, I will give my personal account of exactly how I became so involved in gardening. So join me for an interesting evening of Q & A, and feel free to call in with any questions or tips that you may have.