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post #1 of 22
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Here's my newest system. It's a recirculating system so it reuses the nutrient solution.

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The pots have a hole in the center at the bottom and are designed to slip into a 3/4" PVC Tee an those act as the drains back to the nutrient reservoir.

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The white hose on top is the supply line and has black micro tubing running into each pot to feed them.

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The micro tubing is held in the pots by stakes (brown things)

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Submersible pump in the bottom feeds the supply lines and it's hooked to a timer. Right now it runs 5 minutes at a time 3 times a day.

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Here's some of the other stuff going on

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post #3 of 22
Nice looking system Jerry
post #4 of 22

Great looking system...JJ


Edited by Chef JimmyJ - 1/18/12 at 5:08am
post #5 of 22

Nice set up Piney. Bet that set up is less labor intensive then my in-ground garden. 

post #6 of 22

Looks great Jerry,I sure like seeing how well things grow at your camp.

post #7 of 22

Fabulous veggies... recirc system looks great..... keep the pics coming..... I love looking at them.... Dave

post #8 of 22

Looks good Jerry, what ya got growing on the table, peas? I want to have a recirc system this spring but i think in a tower form, the table setup might be tough with the winds I get sometimes. need to do more research, thanks for the P-view

post #9 of 22

Wow Jerry that system is amazing - I can't even imagine what something like that costs 

post #10 of 22

Man............you got it goin' on, bring on those tomatoes yahoo.gif

post #11 of 22

Not only is the system cool. The veggies look fabulous!

post #12 of 22
I wonder if you could market the towers to vegan weddings?
post #13 of 22

Peppers, lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes and herbs in the winter.  Oh My!!!  Nice set up, looks great, and well thought out.

 

Send a few my way on Copperhead Road.

post #14 of 22

I love your garden. If only I wasn't so lazy.

post #15 of 22

Alelover,

 

Having spent time with Pineywoods and having the pleasure of calling him a friend one thing I  can agree with you about   He is not lazy!yahoo.gif  for being such an old crippled up man he sure gets at it!   He's always tearing something up, pine trees, equipment, ankles, elbows,  somethin.  Hehe

post #16 of 22

Piney awesome looking start to your new growing season. On those recirculating pots how far into  the bottom of the pot do those 3/4 drain lines go? Also is there a screen or anything on the drain pines to stop your growing media from entering the system? Thanks for sharing Jerry.

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Piney awesome looking start to your new growing season. On those recirculating pots how far into  the bottom of the pot do those 3/4 drain lines go? Also is there a screen or anything on the drain pines to stop your growing media from entering the system? Thanks for sharing Jerry.



Len the pots go into the tee about 3/4 - 1" it gives a nice tight seal so they don't leak sure makes it easy to run the drain lines. There is no screen in the bottom of the pots I did cut some screen door screen into pieces to go into the bottom of the pots. The reservoir has not been cleaned yet I also haven't cut the holes out of the lid for it yet so I'm getting some trash in there from when I use the blower and stuff too.

 

Dan right now I have snow peas and sugar peas in the system that's not what I got it for but had the plants that needed transplanted so that's where they went. I actually got the system to do lettuce in.

 

Alelover the systems are actually a lot easier than conventional growing. I don't spend lots of time weeding, and I don't have to till the ground or spend time trying to amend the soil

post #18 of 22

Hey Jerry  that looks incredible    I think Epcot is copying you, looks like the Land pavillion!

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Looking awesome there Jerry. Now your system looks good I guess but the vegis are looking great and I know yummO

 

post #20 of 22

Thats nice to have veggies growing in January....I need to get busy with my in ground.  I usually plant the weekend after March 15th.

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