Hydroponic Planter: One week after

August 21st, 2012 § 5 comments § permalink

The planter built a week ago is doing well on my balcony. Here is the before and after photos.

A week ago


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Building a simple Hydroponic Planter

August 12th, 2012 § 6 comments § permalink

Fix the aquarium air stone strip to the bottom of the drainage screen. Thanks to Rocket’s suggestion with his background in water processing, the air stone is mounted upside down. This is really clever one. It avoids deposit on top of the stone to make the strips last longer. Cool idea! IMG 3220 A small piece of PVC pipe with holes is used to tell water level and fixed on to the screen with cable tie. IMG 3219 PVC pipe is used to protect the air pipe from be squeezed by the ceramic ball. IMG 3221 All done and ready to fill in the ceramic balls. IMG 3223 Big ones at the bottom with 2 cm deep of small one covering the top. While filling in the nutrient solution, make sure only up to the big ones’ height and keep the small one dry. The small one is mainly used to insulate the lights and heat of the Sun from reaching the solution to prevent algae growth and heating up the solution. IMG 3224 Transplanted some cucumbers, sun flowers, and other seedlings started in the past few weeks. IMG 3227 Some words of advice, soak the ceramic ball in the water a few days before setting up the system so they will sink into the water. At the last picture, the big ball float to the top while I was planting the seedling.]]>

1st mini workshop run by Urban Farming Team @ XinCheJian (2012-07-28)

July 28th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Oregano Progress on 20120708 / 牛至生长日记 (移植后3周)

July 9th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

oregano progress 3 weeks after transplant top: 4 best growing in vermiculite base
bottom (from left to right): the best in soil (H=65mm), in perlite (H=67mm), in coconut peat (H=58mm) and in vermiculite (H=95mm),[/caption]]]>

oregano progress on 20120702

July 2nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Fogger and Bubble bucket framing system online

June 22nd, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Fogger aeroponic:

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“odor of oregano” progress week 2 (20120618)

June 19th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

"odor of oregano" progress week 1 (20120613)

June 14th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

instead of traditional seedling from seeds, we are trying to grow roots in water and coconut peat bases from fresh oregano plant (stems with leaves). after 1 week, more than 50% oregano has grown its own roots. finding:

  • oregano grows taller with more leaves in coconut peat than in water,but with less and smaller roots
  • in the same water base, oregano grows more and roots with lightening compares to those under sunlight.

Urban Farming Lab

June 8th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ebb and Flow system IMG 2913

PH, Temperature and Conductivity PPM meter

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LED growing lights

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Fish Tank for Aquaponic

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Aquaponic update from Roger Mu

February 14th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Roger Mu who presented his home farm a few weeks ago just sent a few pictures to share. Some pretty nice tomatoes

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