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post #41 of 56

I thought since this has to do with hydroponic gardening it would be of interest to those of you thinking of doing so... 

 

You May Get PROFILED by the Police...

 

Link with video:

http://www.kmbc.com/news/27622269/detail.html?treets=kc1&tid=2657465867813&tml=kc1_7am&tmi=kc1_7am_1_08000404212011&ts=H

 

Quote:

Tomato Grower Wrongly Caught Up In Marijuana Roundup

'The Last Time I Checked, It Wasn't Illegal To Grow A Tomato Plant' Man Says

POSTED: 7:43 am CDT April 21, 2011
UPDATED: 8:11 am CDT April 21, 2011

 

Hundreds of marijuana plants were seized by police officers on 4/20, a day celebrated in the drug culture to use marijuana. But when Independence, Mo., police showed up at one man's door looking for marijuana, they found something else.

 

Independence police found a growing operation Wednesday afternoon: a tomato growing operation.

 

"What I saw today was not protection," the man told KMBC's Cliff Judy. "That was harassment, all because of where I made a purchase."

 

Independence police said the Missouri Highway Patrol monitors stores that sell hydroponic growing equipment, and they use those sales to track down illegal marijuana growing operations. That information is what led them to the man's door.

 

"The last time I checked, it wasn't illegal to grow a tomato plant, but it makes you wonder," the man said.

 

Photos: Tomato Growing Operation

 

The man asked KMBC News not to identify him because he is an emergency responder and his job would be put at risk for speaking out.

 

"What is anybody going to think now?" the man asked. "I'm probably going to be pegged now as a person who was growing something, but they couldn't figure it out."

 

The man told Judy that he supports fighting drugs and has no problem with the officers who came to his home. But he also said he thinks labeling him as a possible drug dealer because of buying hydroponic equipment is profiling.

 

"I understand that a lot of people use hydroponic equipment for illegal ways, but that's just like saying everybody who buys a gun is going to be a criminal and murder somebody," the man said.

 

Independence police said the same tactic that took them to the man's home led them to a different part of Independence Wednesday morning where they busted an active marijuana growing operation.

 

Police said in addition to the Independence bust, hundreds of marijuana plants were seized throughout the Kansas City metro on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

post #42 of 56
Thread Starter 

Paul that's kinda funny but I have heard of it before. Luckily I have some friends up there that are Law Enforcement Officers and they have seen my operation and know what it is so hopefully that'll help.

 

Al I do hope to sell some of what I produce

 

Here's some recent pics The plants you see are tomatoes (about 75 of em)  and bell peppers (about 275 of em) that were put in as transplants last Friday what you can't see are all the stuff that was direct seeded this week such as cucumbers, bush beans, carrots, radishes, and squash. I seeded several types of lettuce and lots of herbs to transplant in a couple weeks.

 

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We put the shade cloth on the other day

 

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Here's a close up view of the shade cloth

 

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Also installed bird netting on the sides and doorways since the sides won't be rolled down till winter now

 

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post #43 of 56

Jerry did you make those out of pots or is it some kind of kit?  I thought hydroponic didn't use any soil...

post #44 of 56
Thread Starter 

Paul that's the Verti-Gro system and there is no dirt in it the pots are filled with coconut choir which is just ground up coconut husks but it does qualify for organic growing. Everything in my system would fall into an organic system except the nutrients that I'm using and someday I may switch over and become a certified organic grower

post #45 of 56

Looking good Jerry!!

 

  Craig

 

 

Are the strawberrys ready yet?

post #46 of 56

Wow Jerry it's looking good,

I really envy you. It's still a month from planting season here.

I'm looking forward to the pic's as yours  mature.

post #47 of 56
Thread Starter 

No strawberries Craig

 

We went to Verti-Gro again today and the result is the system is getting bigger...I was out of room already biggrin.gif

post #48 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pineywoods View Post

Paul that's kinda funny but I have heard of it before. Luckily I have some friends up there that are Law Enforcement Officers and they have seen my operation and know what it is so hopefully that'll help.

 

Al I do hope to sell some of what I produce

 

Here's some recent pics The plants you see are tomatoes (about 75 of em)  and bell peppers (about 275 of em) that were put in as transplants last Friday what you can't see are all the stuff that was direct seeded this week such as cucumbers, bush beans, carrots, radishes, and squash. I seeded several types of lettuce and lots of herbs to transplant in a couple weeks.

 

PICT0029.JPG

 

DSC03222.JPG

 

DSC03223.JPG

 

DSC03225.JPG

 

We put the shade cloth on the other day

 

DSC03236.JPG

 

Here's a close up view of the shade cloth

 

DSC03232.JPG

 

Also installed bird netting on the sides and doorways since the sides won't be rolled down till winter now

 

DSC03240.JPG


That looks very professional jerry!!!! Those are some slick setups.I can't wait to see them at there peak growing!

We are cold and rainy lately so we are alittle behind on our spring work. So far we only have about 3 acres of early sweet corn and some peas in the ground.

If the weather is good maybe we can get some onions in the ground soon too. I'll post some pics of what we're doing soon!!

 

post #49 of 56

Jerry looks like you have been busy.


 

post #50 of 56

Simply AWESOME!!!!!!

 

Can't wait to see pics of maturing plants!

 

No strawberries!   icon_cry.gif

 

 

Bear

post #51 of 56

What!!!!!!!

 

  No strawberrys????

 

BLASPHEMY I tell ya!!!!

 

The place looks great and we will come to visit and inspect once the strawberrys are ready...

 

 

Craig

post #52 of 56

Craig

 

You have to remember you live in the South now,  it's getting to hot for strawberries!

post #53 of 56


 

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Originally Posted by alblancher View Post

Craig

 

You have to remember you live in the South now,  it's getting to hot for strawberries!



It's never too hot for strawberries, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Malts, Strawberry Daiquiri, Strawberry Margaritas, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie,  See what I mean...pepsi.gif

 

post #54 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beer-B-Q View Post

It's never too hot for strawberries, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Malts, Strawberry Daiquiri, Strawberry Margaritas, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie,  See what I mean...pepsi.gif

 


You aint lying---I just ate the last piece of Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie about 2 hours ago!

That's one of the things I'm glad Mrs Bear doesn't like---I get the whole Pie!  biggrin.gif

 

Bear

 

post #55 of 56

Strawberry season is about to start here.

post #56 of 56
Thread Starter 

I may set up to do strawberries in the future but it takes a different concentration of nutrients than what I'm using so that means they can't go into my current system. They can be done hydroponically with no problem but just not the way I have mine set up right now

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