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#1 User is offline   cylap888 

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

My hydroculture catnip....using take away container.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5004_zpsoqmxkv7m.jpg

Made two holes on the side about 1 inch from bottom.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5006_zpsqhtfvk2c.jpg
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:42 AM

View Postcylap888, on 06 February 2015 - 12:01 AM, said:

My hydroculture catnip....using take away container.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5004_zpsoqmxkv7m.jpg

Made two holes on the side about 1 inch from bottom.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5006_zpsqhtfvk2c.jpg


This makes me very happy to see people experimenting with existing utensils around the home and using them to start growing plants, good work, just remember to keep the roots in the dark (eg) submerged in the growing medium , to eliminate root rot from the heat and UV .
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:01 AM

DAMN!!! My catnip died again....

Can you share how you grow your pretty catnip? =(
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

View PostCatNipLover, on 06 February 2015 - 09:01 AM, said:

DAMN!!! My catnip died again....

Can you share how you grow your pretty catnip? =(


Maybe your cat ate it. I tot they all go crazy around catnip?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:47 AM

View PostCatNipLover, on 06 February 2015 - 09:01 AM, said:

DAMN!!! My catnip died again....

Can you share how you grow your pretty catnip? =(


I use LUSHGro-HYDRO Liquid bought from Eco City Hydroponics. I water the pot when I see that there is no more liquid and its still moist at the bottom. Letting the Leca dry up abit is ok. I try not to wet all the Leca balls, by pouring in nutrient from one side.

The roots have reached the bottom of the container....so i am trying not to drown them.

Do I have to occasionally flush with water to wash away the salt built up?
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:18 AM

View Postcylap888, on 06 February 2015 - 10:47 AM, said:

I use LUSHGro-HYDRO Liquid bought from Eco City Hydroponics. I water the pot when I see that there is no more liquid and its still moist at the bottom. Letting the Leca dry up abit is ok. I try not to wet all the Leca balls, by pouring in nutrient from one side.

The roots have reached the bottom of the container....so i am trying not to drown them.

Do I have to occasionally flush with water to wash away the salt built up?


Your hydroculture setup is more interesting, as your reservoir is filled with clay balls. The salt could build up on your clay balls. My reservoirs are usually just empty containers, which I rinse everytime I am changing solution. As the roots have already penetrated the clay balls and is growing into the nutrient solution, the clay balls do not touch the nutrient solution, and remains dry, hence no salt build up.


If you see your roots deteriorate, you may consider rinsing the clay balls and wash away any salt built up.
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

View Poststhh, on 07 February 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

Your hydroculture setup is more interesting, as your reservoir is filled with clay balls. The salt could build up on your clay balls. My reservoirs are usually just empty containers, which I rinse everytime I am changing solution. As the roots have already penetrated the clay balls and is growing into the nutrient solution, the clay balls do not touch the nutrient solution, and remains dry, hence no salt build up.


If you see your roots deteriorate, you may consider rinsing the clay balls and wash away any salt built up.


Haiz.. I wish she has touched it but it appears that the plant has wilted due to the strong sun light when I was not at home. Other plants such as chilli and tomato survived well under the same sunlight.

Now I understand why my plants still die even though I have reduced the water and changed the solution. I didn't rinse the clay balls... I wanted to rinse but I hesitated... haizz

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 06:06 PM

Wow, fresh catnip! I feed my cats dry ones and they go gaga over it. Have you trying them on your cats (assuming you have)?
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:28 PM

My neighbour have I think 10 or more cats. She open the door and let them out at night. A few night ago I look through the peephole...and a few of them jump up to rub the plant....One of them...broke my cheap orchid.
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:55 AM

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:54 AM

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https://www.youtube....h?v=KfBG66HZ2K8

My DIY auto siphon aquaponics using Overhead filter.


Video is private, cannot view
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 10:46 AM

View Poststhh, on 11 February 2015 - 09:54 AM, said:

Video is private, cannot view

I have changed it to public
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:08 PM

Update on the catnip plant...

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5017_zps4sijnn9k.jpg

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/IMG_5019_zps88vlck7v.jpg

Is it going to flower soon?
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