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Seeding Direct to Grow Media?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janine Garfinkel Jul 16, 2016. 4 Replies

I am trying to rebuild my AP system. I have converted to a raft growbed using hydroton clay pebbles for media.  To start seeds, I have placed the pots in a plastic shoebox with water, covered to keep…Continue

Pest has surfaced...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Mooney Apr 6, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi everybody,I have noticed a pest has come up in my system.Last night I noticed hundreds of little black specs.  I thought at first that it could just be some peat came up from the media during a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Harold Sukhbir Apr 7, 2013. 19 Replies

Hi,I'm Scott from Rhode Island.  I've been interested in aquaponics for years, since seeing it on display at Disney's EPCOT.This past fall, I finally took some time to research the concept, and was…Continue

 

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Janine Garfinkel replied to Scott Mooney's discussion Seeding Direct to Grow Media?
"I've had good luck sowing lettuce-ish seeds directly into the hydrogen.  Spinach too.  But cilantro and basil seeds never came up."
Jul 16, 2016
Michelle Tonkinson replied to Scott Mooney's discussion Seeding Direct to Grow Media?
"I usually start my smaller seeds in a seed starter mix (traditional dirt/compost and seed tray) then transfer the seedlings into the hydroton grow bed when they are about 2 inches tall.  Small seeds just get flushed down the siphon when direct…"
Mar 11, 2016
Richard Kowalski replied to Scott Mooney's discussion Seeding Direct to Grow Media?
"Scott, It has been my experience that small seeds directly sowed into hydroton get washed down with the Flood/Drain cycle. I use rockwool to put the little seeds into. You can put the rockwool directly into the hydroton buried about 1/2 way so that…"
Mar 10, 2016
George replied to Scott Mooney's discussion Seeding Direct to Grow Media?
"I've never used hydroton but direct seed into gravel a lot."
Mar 6, 2016
Scott Mooney posted a discussion

Seeding Direct to Grow Media?

I am trying to rebuild my AP system. I have converted to a raft growbed using hydroton clay pebbles for media.  To start seeds, I have placed the pots in a plastic shoebox with water, covered to keep the media moist.So far I have placed seed for Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Romaine lettuce, Spinach, and a fancy mix lettuce.  The only seeds to germinate were the mix so far.My question: Can all of the above plants be seeded straight to the hydroton, or do I need to start elsewhere and transfer…See More
Mar 6, 2016
Scott Mooney replied to Robert Clark's discussion space / price effective tanks
"I'll throw in a second on the Rubbermaid stock tanks. "
Feb 25, 2015
Scott Mooney replied to Steven Gotting's discussion DOW blue board
"I am curious to this as well.  I have some leftover R-50 boards rom a recent home project, and I am considering their use in a couple aquaponics projects. Beyond the degrading issues, should I be concerned about leachate from the board being…"
Feb 25, 2015
Scott Mooney commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Hi Jon, There are a lot of good YouTube videos on the "how to" or showing people's setups. As far as reading, this site has plenty of good information, and the general forum area is great for bouncing questions. As far as places to…"
May 24, 2013
Scott Mooney commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Hi Jon Still Actively growing here."
May 22, 2013
Scott Mooney replied to John Wolff's discussion Has anyone here done this indoors?? in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Hi John, It does not seem that you have missed anything.  I do not use a sump. My raw water pumps out of the FT which is on the floor beneath my GBs.  It pumps up through soft tubing to a PVC adapter attached to a tee.  Ball valves…"
Apr 25, 2013
Scott Mooney replied to John Wolff's discussion Has anyone here done this indoors?? in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Hi John, My system is indoors, and the only odor came from a poor choice in feeding my catfish, I used fish scraps, not thinking about some of it being sucked up into the grow beds. Otherwise, noise is minimal, and no odor. My system is very…"
Apr 23, 2013
Scott Mooney commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"For those in need of Red Wigglers, and would like to purchase locally, I have found a vendor in Charlestown, RI. She works from home, and her back yard is pretty much devoted to vermiculture. A very nice lady with some beautiful worms.  She…"
Apr 22, 2013
Scott Mooney replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion 10,000th Member Contest!!
"May 11th -11pm"
Apr 21, 2013
Scott Mooney replied to Josh's discussion Growing plants from garbage
"My lettuce was a fail, but so far the celery is growing."
Apr 21, 2013
Harold Sukhbir replied to Scott Mooney's discussion New Member
"Hi Scott, So that would be a maximum of 12 lbs fish for you. Twelve 1 oz Tilapia will grow out to 12 lbs of fish in approx. six months. So, for example, i can stock 24 fish x 1 oz each and remove 12 fish at 3 months, or i can initially stock just…"
Apr 7, 2013
Scott Mooney replied to Pat James's discussion Fingerling feeding habits in the group Catfish Growers
"Both. Depending on how much cover there is for them to hide, they will be skittish and stressed, especially during light hours and when they are new to the tank.  They are also bottom feeders, so they will wait for the food to fall. I just…"
Apr 7, 2013

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aquaponic gardening
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
100g
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Became interested in aquaponics after seeing it at Disney's EPCOT. I am raising native catfish, and growing lettuce, mint, basil, and chives successfully; and working on tomatoes, peppers, cukes, zucchini, and green beans. Still working out some kinks in my system, but improving every day.

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