Hydroponics

Where have all the Hydroponics people gone. The Listserv died a few years ago, there never was a newsgroup, and the Yahoo Hydroponics group is spam riddled.
Dick
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This one looks busy. Might not be your choice of crop, but you're as likely to find knowledgable people here as anywhere else on the web. http://www.cannabinoid.com/
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The people there might know a lot about DIY equipment setups, but they would be short on knowledge of more important issues, e.g., companion planting, the pH and the nutrient requirements of common garden plants,
More importantly the DEA monitors such newsgroups and you can't pay attorney fees with fruits and vegatables. :)
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Illogical. But, that's typical in newsgroups.
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What's illogical. Marijuana requires different nutrients than most fruits and vegetables. Why would a marijuana grower have excess space for other crops when growing indoors?
Also how do you think narcs find pot growers? They read websites, forums, and newsgroups! The power of the Internet works for all of us.
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If you aren't growing weed why would you worry? After the 'narcs' kick in your doors and see your pathetic crops of veggies they'll just laugh themselves silly all the way back to their smoked window vans and go look for somebody else.......I wouldn't put an attorney on retainer just yet.
The library is full of hydroponics books for growing legal stuff as is the internet. Try searching "hydroponics vegetables". I got a lot of legitimate hits, you just might also.
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Library? What's a library? Don't people need to get off their fat, lazy asses to go to the library? Then, you get books. Everybody knows they bite, and carry germs.
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You're correct, Val, and I have several bookmarks. What I'm hoping to find is a forum to discussion.
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On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 04:48:32 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@smart.net (Dick Adams) wrote:

Have you tried GardenWeb? http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/hydro /
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I just got back from my weekly trip to the library (some of you may need to look "library" up on the net to see what it actually is. This *could* possibly be a place Dick would want to avoid. There was a van with smoked windows in the parking lot and I'm just about positive it was NARCS observing those who had checked out hydroponics books so they could follow them home to smash in doors and windows in order to collar the nefarious dope growers. I'm sure the little children piling out of the vehicle was just a clever cover, those darned NARCS are a sneaky lot; BEWARE DICK!!
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No problemo, I know the narcs in my community by name.
I have several hydroponics books and have read several more so I know enough to be dangerous. The nice thing about hydroponics is that the mechanics are the same within system type. So once you have the mechanics down you need to start rapping with people who are doing things similar to what you want to do.
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What are you trying to grow, and what information is missing?
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Blueberry bushes typically bloom in their third season. My thought is that if I start them hydroponically I may be able to advance the blooming. But they have to be moved outside after they reach 4 feet in height due to interior constraints.
It would be nice to know if anyone has done this. I know that it works with dwarf fruit trees, but blueberries?
Bigger question is system. Ebb-n-flow is the easiest. A drip system may be slightly better because it requires a lower height base than does ebb-n-flow. Almost all commercial growers use an NFT system which is not a realistic option for me. I am aware of commercial hydroponic growers of roses, tomatoes, lettuce, etc., but none of berries.
Critical issue is nutrients. This is always the critical issue as stores want to sell you what they have in stock. If I do this, I'm willing to mix my own nutrients to get optimal results.
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What kind of light are you using indoors?
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It's a Hyrdofarm and I beleive it is 600 watts.
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I'm not thoroughly familiar with that, but since blueberries and marijuana both love plenty of direct sunlight, you might want to browse that site I gave you, to get an idea about whether you're giving your plants enough light.
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Dick Adams wrote:

http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/hydropon/all /
though it seems like there is only a new thread every coupla weeks.
Maybe Google or yahoo groups?
Carl
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Pot growers HAVE to hide their pastime, therefore they may have a lot of experience with hydroponics. But, you're right. It's probably better to assume these people have no useful knowledge.
As far as the narcs.....just stop, will ya?
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