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stuartambient
01-07-2010, 11:53 AM
I've decided to attempt some hydro as a home school project for my 9 year old son. I've been digging and reading for over a week now :o . Amazing what you can learn in that period of time. I did get the Howard Resh book from the library but out side of some preliminary reading and scouring I felt perhaps something more recent would serve me better at this point.

I'm wondering if anyone has read, or seen How to Hydroponics by Keith Roberto ? I think he also does a commercial product site but the book itself seems have some nice projects in it laid out in a detailed manner.

Also, and perhaps there is a dedicated thread here, but for things like nutrients , high quality , perhaps broken across 2-3 solutions, what online retailers are good for those purchases ? (price, time, customer service, etc). Just seems like so many out there to tell.

As a homeschooling project it makes sense, with the elements of biology , nutrition and the scientific process of monitoring, measuring, logging all makes a nice beefy project for children. Still for the learning of hydroponics itself I want to rely more on myself and then break it down to smaller chunks for him.

Current thought is a 4-6 plant try , leafy vegetables (lettuce, spinach, perhaps some herbs shortly down the road) in an ebb and flow system. I would get the pump and drain fittings (saw them all over) so I can have all the parts for it, but do a table on my own from PVC and run all the tubing.

I have ZERO gardening experience aside from killing off a few houseplants :eek: but sure that will change fast.

TY
Stuart

MDub86
01-07-2010, 01:52 PM
Stuart,

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