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25-01-2014, 04:09 PM
RE: Melons....
(25-01-2014 04:04 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  
(25-01-2014 03:56 PM)Crulax Wrote:  For shame! Wasting a perfectly good hydroponic set up like that to grow melons. No

Let us know how they turn out!Thumbsup

That setup just doesn't cut it for MJ. Requires too much root pruning, and that leads to root rot. For MJ I'd recommend at least doubling the diameter of the grow chamber.

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25-01-2014, 04:11 PM
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25-01-2014, 04:18 PM
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(25-01-2014 04:11 PM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  



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It's up to you to post what you want, where you want. So have at it.

But if I asked nicely, do you think there's a chance you could keep the racist shit out of this thread? I just don't think it's funny.

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25-01-2014, 04:31 PM
RE: Melons....
(25-01-2014 03:56 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Ah, cost, the ever present party pooper.

This experiment really is to see if it's possible to grow at, or at least not too far above, grocery store prices. This first run will most definitely be more costly than even the most expensive "organic" fruit in the store. But with a few grows, I'm pretty confident that this system can yield impressively. My intent is to eventually grow a variety of fruits and veggies all in a single system (obviously that would limit varieties, but we're going for as simple as possible), not unlike a small backyard garden in the summertime.

Obviously, the best way to maximize a grow like this is to also use any available sunlight. In the future, we hope to do exactly that, by moving this setup to the main floor, and utilizing our south facing windows. By supplementing with HID lights in the winter we hope to create an edible atrium right in our home.

Can melons even be grown that way? I know people who tried with pumpkins and yielded poor results.


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25-01-2014, 04:32 PM
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I guess we're gonna find out!

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25-01-2014, 04:39 PM
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Well keep me posted cause I'm curious.


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25-01-2014, 06:09 PM
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The king of hydro Big Grin
Are you going to grow the seedless variety?

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25-01-2014, 06:13 PM
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No. They just never seem to taste right. Plus, seedless are hybrids, so I'd always have to buy seeds instead of keeping my own.

No to mention, spitting out the seeds is part of the Watermelon Experience. Wink

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25-01-2014, 06:14 PM
RE: Melons....
(25-01-2014 04:09 PM)Crulax Wrote:  
(25-01-2014 04:04 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  That setup just doesn't cut it for MJ. Requires too much root pruning, and that leads to root rot. For MJ I'd recommend at least doubling the diameter of the grow chamber.

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Anytime! First I'll give you the munchies, then I'll cure them!

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25-01-2014, 06:17 PM
RE: Melons....
(25-01-2014 06:13 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  No. They just never seem to taste right. Plus, seedless are hybrids, so I'd always have to buy seeds instead of keeping my own.

No to mention, spitting out the seeds is part of the Watermelon Experience. Wink

You couldn't be more correct!
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