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. :)
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
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.
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!!
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.
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
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
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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