The Dark Garden: Non-Nutrient Hydroponics
Non-Nutrient Hydroponics is growing plants in water with no nutrients. Each plant is a seperate containers with no flowing water but air bubbles. Water is never changed just added on too. A nutrient soloution is added as a short squrit at the base of the plant every three days. Last year I started a list of plants that will grow this way so this year I want to add on.
Coral Tree-Jatrophia mutlifeda
Plants started 1-9-10 grew well this year and were tansfered to 5 lb inserts and repottted to 5 gallon Hydro-Buckets.
An advantage over regular Hydroponics is a compact root system.
These are Barbados nuts that I started 1-9-10. I'm growing them in 5 gallon SWC as well for comparision. I took four cuttings from the 1-9-10 growth during the summer of 2010. All four cuttings survived thru the winter. Now from those seven I have 17 cuttings that I added to Non-Nutrient Hydro-Squads (five per squad)
This is an early season picture but there are present day pictures in Photobucket under ChristianWarlock.
This method also works vertically
Anyway have to run.