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    Help with Hydroponics

    Need help with,
    Hydroponic vertical food growing.
    Vertical out side wall maximum protrusion from wall 8 inches/20 cm. 3-4 sq meters in different size sections
    Looking for simple cheep set up.
    Any info most great full.

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    Which compass direction does the wall you have in mind face?

    [ assuming you are in the south east of england ]
    Last edited by norman, 3rd October 2014 at 01:43.

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    The wall is mainly east with a slight tilt to the south.


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    That implies more early morning warmth that has to be somehow retained through the day.

    Anything my imagination can come up with involves changing the look of the wall a lot. What would your neighbors be like about you creating 'eye-sore'?

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    Careful with hydroponic lighting Ria, a large amount of busts are purely down to observant police helicopters seeing lighting the rays from miles above!

    Just saying......not that I am a cultivator of natures greatest plant or anything....

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    Quote Originally posted by norman View Post
    That implies more early morning warmth that has to be somehow retained through the day.

    Anything my imagination can come up with involves changing the look of the wall a lot. What would your neighbors be like about you creating 'eye-sore'?
    With out some sort of visuals it's hard to say. I naively thought it would look rather nice to have a wall covered in greenery.

    Russ, I don't think growing veg is an arrest able offence yet.

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    Not yet Ria, not yet....lol

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    Quote Originally posted by Ria View Post
    Need help with,
    Hydroponic vertical food growing.
    Vertical out side wall maximum protrusion from wall 8 inches/20 cm. 3-4 sq meters in different size sections
    Looking for simple cheep set up.
    Any info most great full.
    I started a thread about it on PA in the of grid section, check it out.


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    That zig-zaging form looked like a spiral at first and I thought how great it would be to have such a spiral with a column of lights in the centre. It's probably hard to get circular pipes though.

    I love the idea of "vertical farming". Having just a single additional "row" of planting doubles the growing space. Very space-conscious.
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    Quote Originally posted by Ria View Post
    With out some sort of visuals it's hard to say. I naively thought it would look rather nice to have a wall covered in greenery.

    Russ, I don't think growing veg is an arrest able offence yet.
    Right you are. There's no such thing as a vegetable eyesore and any neighbour who thinks otherwise can remove their heads from their rear compartments and stow their opinions in the vacated area lol.
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    That zig-zaging form looked like a spiral at first and I thought how great it would be to have such a spiral with a column of lights in the centre. It's probably hard to get circular pipes though.
    www.omegagarden.com/


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    Thanks for your input That Guy

    Quote Originally posted by Seikou-Kishi View Post
    Right you are. There's no such thing as a vegetable eyesore and any neighbour who thinks otherwise can remove their heads from their rear compartments and stow their opinions in the vacated area lol.
    Well humm neighbours, I mention having some chickens, "I can't stand the noises I'd shoot em" I reassuringly said I would not have cockerels, no it's the sweet little noise the hens make he doesn't like. On the other side she has become jealous that her dogs like me, I'm keeping to my self as best I can as I'm in close proximity.

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    This chap has made his own green wall, very impressed with his cauliflower.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y9eEsBoKL8g

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    This is fantastic. I wonder what issues would arise in trying to create a very tall one shaped not like a wheel but like a tank track. It could have a "speed" button so that an operator could quickly cycle throgh to whichever plant they wanted. We have inner-city housing towers called high-rise flats in the UK (I guess maybe "residential skyscraper" in the US?) and I could imagine such buildings having a shaft like the lift (elevator) shaft which could be almost entirely window. It would have the advantage of growing in size with the number of residences and contributing towards if not fully meeting the nutritional needs of the occupants.

    I loved the magenta light, too. It's about time somebody put their brain into gear and realised any light containing green light will he wasting some of its energy by producing light which is reflected back. Having said that, it doesn't necessarily mean that the complementary opposite is necessarily the best colour to use. Just because a colour is absorbed, it doesn't mean it's as readily used as another which is also absorbed, thus testing wold be indicated to determine which frequencies a plant prefers in order to maximise efficiency. Secondly, we would also have to take into account that colour/frequency preferences might differ between species — especially species which are differently coloured: assuming for the moment that all plants prefer (i.e., thrive best under) the colour which is the complementary opposite of the colour of their leaves, plants which have leaves of yellower green would probably prefer a light inching towards purple, while bluer leaves would probably prefer the light to inch from magenta to red. Then there are red-leaved plants, which would probably do very badly under magenta light and might prefer light that is more turquoise.



    Edit: I'm not sure why this has happened; my post is outside the quote tags so it shouldn't be doing this.

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