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Help With Creating Hydroponic Grow Box

Posted by sciencefreak (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 22:17

I was wondering if anyone has instructions to building a small scale grow box for strawberries, raspberries, and other berries.

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RE: Help With Creating Hydroponic Grow Box

Building your own water works system is quite simple and can be fun, if you know how to follow instructions. This particular type of system is best suited for water loving plants such as lettuce.

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RE: Help With Creating Hydroponic Grow Box

strawberries and blueberries (raspberries too) will require completely different setups. a blueberry bush is perenial and grows in size to sometimes 5ft diameter. strawberry bushes,while perenial, are generally replaced every 2-3 years. they are also much smaller. maybe 18" tall. for strawberries to set fruit, they must recieve a cold cycle. are you starting to see the difficulties with your questions. for a generic box that'll house strawberries either: a)use a 4"-6" dia. pvc pipe with holes drilled every 8"-12" or
b) build a box using 3-6" cedar fence boards (4 if you want a top) line with plastic, fill this with water, then staple the plastic to the wood. you fill it with water so it'll create a nice fit against the wood.
Next drill you drain holes and inset drain valves. make sure you put a silicon seal between the plastic and the valve so prevent leaks.
box cost(approximately):
4 6' fence boars USD$3.00
bag of plastic $20.00 (this is enough to make 500 of these boxed though)
drain valve/ vent $2.00
silicon sealant: $3.00
if you can get around buying a large roll of plastic, a box'll only run you about $10. but I say get the big roll. i did, about 10 years ago, and still have some and still find uses for it all the time.

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