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starting seeds for floating raft commercial seed production?

what should i use for starting seeds for floating raft for commercial use?

Started by aaron race

18 Oct 28, 2012
Reply by Vlad Jovanovic

Our small DWC Raft System

Ya'll, We have expanded our IBC Tote Flood & Drain System gardening area by adding a DWC Raft System. It is currently under constructio…

Started by Bob Vento

7 Oct 23, 2012
Reply by Bob Vento

I have a 2" net pot question?

What would you suggest is the proper spacing of 2" pot in a raft to allow adequate grow space for crops like lettuce, spinach, kale, chard…

Started by Bob Vento

6 Sep 27, 2012
Reply by Bob Vento

Grow bed design for raft system

Aloha, I posted the following to the comments section and then realized it should have been posted as a discussion topic.  Any advice will…

Started by Pat Moore

3 Sep 11, 2012
Reply by Pat Moore

Raft growing plants

I wanted to find out what everyone was growing in their rafts because I need to put a paper together for a buyer that wants to build severa…

Started by Joe Bifano

3 Sep 8, 2012
Reply by Ryan Chatterson


There are several choices when it comes to foam. I prefer to use Dow blue board. This is an extruded form of polystyrene. This means that t…

Started by Chris Smith

85 Aug 6, 2012
Reply by Dave Love

Coastview Aquaponics seeding technique

Until recently all the work at Coastview Aquaponics has done by our family. Our farm has grown in size and has evolved over the last year.…

Started by Chris Smith

65 Jul 31, 2012
Reply by Chris Smith

Fresh water prawns

I saw a raft set up in China that grow Malaysian prawn underneath their deep water rafts. So I'm interested to know if anyone is growing A…

Started by Stuart Polkinghorne

16 Jul 31, 2012
Reply by Stuart Polkinghorne

Trough length

I am planning my trough layout and would like to hear opinions on extra space needed in troughs to allow room for rafts. For example, if yo…

Started by Pete Schuhmann

7 Jul 29, 2012
Reply by Pete Schuhmann

System Sizing

Hello All, I am in the planning stages for setting up a raft/DWC system. My other system is a flood and drain type. Can any one tell me if…

Started by Don Gibbs

0 Jun 3, 2012


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