"I started fig cuttings in a flow thru trough in net pots filled with gravel........they did exceptionally well. transplanted them into a bathtub flood and drain, they outgrew the tub in about a month........transplanted them into 10 gallon dirt pots…"
"Tomatoes, Peppers, Lufa, yardlong beans, barbados cherry, Rosell (though it is actually more a flower/calix and not "fruit".
Some people have done well with cucumbers and squash though not myself.
I've grown bananas in Aqupaonics but…"
"I'm having good luck with pineapples. The downside is they take around 18 months to produce a single fruit. Melons should grow well too.
Strawberries, of course.
Next year I hope to put in some Gran Nain Banana Plants (they top out at…"
"There are a few operations that have gotten Organic certification so if you were to follow their process/materials exactly it might not be too hard to follow suit but....... is it really worth the cost if you are selling to a local niche market…"
""Organic" is a government controlled label for packaging. If you are not packaging produce using the "o" word you do not have to get certified. There is a small farm exemption for farms selling less than $5000 annually but you…"
"I took a second look at a handful of AP operations and the way they describe their product/operation rather than saying organic is using words/phrases like: all natural, fresh, pure, no chemicals, no pesticides, non gmo seeds, etc, etc... So it…"
"I don't know what the deal is but this is what they explained to me. If I grow in ebb and flow without solids separation and waste management then it does not qualify as "organic" because the effluent hasn't been processed or…"
So what is the deal with USDA Organic Certification, which appears to be required if you do $5000 or more in gross sales? Do they provide to AP operations? I have read mix things, such as they do not provide to soil less operations or they won't provide because of the fish effluent water. I have been to web sites of operations that certainly look like they have to be doing over $5K, but do not say anything about them being certified.See More
"I bought some 40% shade cloth and a misting system to test. I'm in central west Florida, so in the summer it's normal to have 90 degree highs and high humidity. I would think the misting would work regardless of the humidity. I don't…"
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