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08-21-2006, 11:46 AM
Contemplating going w/ an organic hydro system. Is organic aeroponics possible? What organic nutes work the best w/ hydro? Any advice in general is appreciated.

08-22-2006, 03:19 PM
Nice question.

I was wondering if it would be possible to use a earthworm casting and guana tea in a E&F setup?

08-23-2006, 02:17 PM
I won't give any guarantees about the results of organic hydro production. I don't recommend using organics in an aeropoinic system though. If you want to try organic hydro production then here are some recommendations you could follow:

1) Use only an ebb&flow or a drip system (make sure the drip tubes are 1/4" and no elbow, turret or basket drippers should be used!). Use a stake to hold the 1/4" tube and allow the water to flow into the pot. You will be able to see the water flow thus identifying blockages is much easier. It would be best to use coco as the medium (you can mix some perlite and earthworm castings with this, but not to much!).

2) If you plan on using only organic nutrients then stick with Pure Blend Pro (http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/Itemdesc.asp?ic=NOPBPSBG&eq=&Tp=) or Bio Bizz (http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/Itemdesc.asp?ic=NOBBBBG&eq=&Tp=)

3) If you want to use a combination of inorganic and organic then you should use a Fulvic Acid (http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/Itemdesc.asp?ic=NEGFM32&eq=&Tp=), Bat Guano Tea (http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/Itemdesc.asp?ic=NOBL&eq=&Tp=), and seaweed extracts (http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/Itemdesc.asp?ic=NOMC32&eq=&Tp=) in the mix.

Lets us know how well it works.

08-23-2006, 09:45 PM
dhill would it be possible to use this with my edd&flow(non drip).


08-24-2006, 11:27 AM
Yes, it should be ok, just don't expect the same type of growth rates as that for conventional hydro.

What is your growing medium?

Is this your current mix? -

Flowering nute tea mix:
2/3 cup Peruvian Seabird Guano
2/3 cup Earth Worm Castings
2/3 cup High P Guano (Indonesian or Jamaican)
5 tbs. Maxicrop 1-0-4 powdered kelp extract
5 tbs. Black Strap Molasses
@ 2 cups/5 gallons of water EVERY watering.

If so you should leave the Liquid Karma in the mix, it has the all important humic and fulvic acids, it also has some other ingredients that is beneficial to both plant and micro-organisms.

08-24-2006, 12:42 PM
Yes that is my current mix. Will add LK in to the mix :D Sure is filled with good stuff.

Just wondering how often would you suggest replacing guano tea? I have only used this for soil and only bubbled for two days. Will the tea stay good as long as its being aerated?

medium is coco cubes

08-27-2006, 04:04 AM
make sure the drip tubes are 1/4" and no elbow, turret or basket drippers should be used!

So 1/4" drip tubes w/ no elbows and NO turret or basket drippers, or are turret or basket drippers the ones I should use? Cause Im thinking drip into coco w/ Pure Blend Pro. Thanks for the advice. Oh Yeah.

08-30-2006, 11:49 AM
Only use the 1/4" drip tube with a stake. If you use the Turret, Basket or Elbow drippers then there is a chance of getting blocked drippers, especially if you are using organic nutrients.

08-14-2007, 01:04 AM
First off great resource for information, thanks all at the BGH crew!

Second staying on topic would using the Age old organic brand be valid for a Drip system, or would the higher nutrient ratings cause burn and or over fertilizing?

Thanks in advance for any info.