After years of dreaming and reading, I'm ready to build my firts hydro system. I will presently use it in cojunction with my "dirt/container garden." I want to start with tomatoes, cucumbers and squash.
I looked at the plans for the 11 pot garden at http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/11plantJPG.htm. It seems simple enough. The question in my mind has to do with size. Can I grow tomatoes that close together and get a healthy crop? How about managing cuke vines or the enormous spreads of yellow squash?
Also, can I get by starting out with my hydro garden being outdoors - maybe located near my container garden? I would like to experiment with a summer crop then build a greenhouse this winter for a permanent location.
answers would be very helpful to this hydro newbie.