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Wiggle Wire and Temperature Control in a Greenhouse

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The post Wiggle Wire and Temperature Control in a Greenhouse appeared first on Vertical Food Blog.

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A good idea to insulate the poly tunnel!

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 2, 2014 11:33 PM
This is of interest to those with larger Aquaponics systems ~ From authors I quote ~["We re-do the wiggle wire 2 times per year – once to install in the fall/winter to ensure maximum insulation, and once to remove at the beginning of the summer for ventilation." ] There is an ealier post re ventilation in a heat wave in South Australia ~
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Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic

Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Vegetable gardening is both an art and a science. Figuring out when and where to plant the vegetables, what pests to look out for, when to harvest, and all the other fine details could be enough to make anyone dizzy. Luckily, there's this infographic with all the info.

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Grow A Garden In A Clothing Box | Gizmodo Australia

Grow A Garden In A Clothing Box | Gizmodo Australia | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
And since your cultivatable space is both limited and constructed from flammable material, traditional High Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide grow lights — even modest wattage setups — are right out. They're also ...
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LED's still have away to go but the priciplals of this simple set up are stil the same.

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Specialty Greens produces better crops with grow lights | Hort ...

Specialty Greens produces better crops with grow lights. Specialty Greens in Lafayette, Calif., is hydroponically producing gourmet lettuces, herbs, chard, spinach, kale and microgreens. Owner Patty Phaneuf has been ...
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Let 'em eat field-fresh tomatoes — all winter - Shoreline Times

Let 'em eat field-fresh tomatoes — all winter - Shoreline Times | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Let 'em eat field-fresh tomatoes — all winter
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“Indoor Salad” includes chapters ranging from basic botany and gardening to a definitive look at the different types of grow lights and what it costs to operate them.
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Texas SWAT team raids an organic farm and growing your own food is like printing your own money

Texas SWAT team raids an organic farm and growing your own food is like printing your own money | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Texas SWAT team raids an organic farm and growing your own food is like printing your own money (One again Texas #SWAT team raids an #organic farm & growing your own organic garden is like printing your own money
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This what happens if you dont use thier pestacides.

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Staten Island man grows tomatoes that are quirky, old and absolutely delicious - SILive.com

Staten Island man grows tomatoes that are quirky, old and absolutely delicious - SILive.com | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Staten Island man grows tomatoes that are quirky, old and absolutely delicious
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Using his own salvaged seeds, and others mail-ordered from U.S.
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You cant beat the smell of freshly picked tomatoes.

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NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) | Agriculture Information Bank

NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) | Agriculture Information Bank | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
The image shows a plant ready for your NFT system. If your plants are not at this stage DO NOT transplant. It is always better to delay transplanting until correct root stage is reached in order to achieve best results in the end.
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One needs a good root ball for NFT

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Rob Bryant's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:07 PM

NFT gets great results but you must have a good root ball before insurting into the system.

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family

Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters abound.
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A good breakfast in the morning is a must for a famillys kids.

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50 Insane Facts About Plants - Infographic

50 Insane Facts About Plants - Infographic | Hydroponics | Scoop.it

"Plants are all around us - and as well as being pretty to look at, they can also be useful and deadly. We've put together 50 insane facts."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 28, 2014 9:40 PM

Check out this great infographic that provides "50 insane facts about plants." The image above shows some (but by no means all) of the facts related to record breakers. Other categories on the infographic include:

* Food and Drink

* Plants in History

* Plants Around the World

* Carrion Flowers

* Amazing Plants and Useful Plants

There is also a 2nd infographic that shares the sources used in this one which is located at this link.

This would be a fun infographic to share with students. You might have them try to find facts about plants or other subjects that they could use to create a classroom infographic.

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:39 PM

fun infographic outlining some facts about plants.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 30, 2014 6:33 AM

An interesting piece on background of earths unique and useful plants to mankind in the past ~ 68% of worlds plants endangered ! Caffeine an insect repellent, lots of interesting plant facts with one or two possibilities for growers like mushrooms and dye makers for a possible niche market ~

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This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day

This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm.

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:31 PM

There is a PDF download here that may be of particular interest to to the LinkedIn Professional Aquaponics Group I delighted to be a member of with many cutting edge informative members that share information about automation and aspirations to contribute to future global food security ~ It takes money to make money~ I,m biased towards Family farms but are not oblivious to the fact that factory corporate farming has and is part of every day food production on a scale beyond the reach of the family farm~ It may offer opportunities to those who maybe dealt a bad hand by fate in this new innovative food production method by capitalizing on the knowledge they have after going bust on their own as many ventures have to-date ~

[ http://www.fieldrobotics.org/~ssingh/VF/Challenges_in_Vertical_Farming/Schedule_files/SHIMAMURA.pdf  ]

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Growing herbs with hydroponics - Reno Gazette-Journal

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Growing herbs with hydroponics
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The nutrient film technique (NFT) means that nutrient-enhanced water is passed over the plant root systems, usually through a narrow tube creating a film of water around the roots.
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Growing Together: Growing Wild: Living on horticultural edge thrilling, rewarding - In-Forum

Growing Together: Growing Wild: Living on horticultural edge thrilling, rewarding - In-Forum | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Growing Together: Growing Wild: Living on horticultural edge thrilling, rewarding
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Special plant lights are not required, although they also work fine. • Start a pot of salad greens or herbs from seed on a window sill or under lights.
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'In the dark' about light bulbs? - Fenton Tri County Times

'In the dark' about light bulbs? - Fenton Tri County Times | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
'In the dark' about light bulbs? Fenton Tri County Times Certain bulbs that are exempted from the phase-out, including three-way incandescent bulbs used in millions of table lamps, plus black lights, yellow bug lights, infrared lamps and plant grow...
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I hear this will effect us in the uk.  The phase out of High Density Sodiums & Metal Halides will begin in 2014.  Might have to stock pile them.

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9 sun-protective foods - Fox News

9 sun-protective foods - Fox News | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
9 sun-protective foods
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When we consume many of these plant-derived antioxidants, these natural agents provide protection to the cells of our bodies, including skin cells.

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Eat these & forget about the suncream (mmm maybe)

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Global Warming Causing Crop Pests To Move Pole-wards At A 3 Km Per Year ... - Headlines & Global News

Global Warming Causing Crop Pests To Move Pole-wards At A 3 Km Per Year ... - Headlines & Global News | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News
Global Warming Causing Crop Pests To Move Pole-wards At A 3 Km Per Year ...
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Prevention is better than cure use 'Bio Defence' every week to prevent infestation. http://www.billandbens.com/Bcuzz_BIO_Defence_2x50ml_p/bibe100185.htm

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LEDs in greenhouses deliver same yield as grow lights, using just 25% of the energy

LEDs in greenhouses deliver same yield as grow lights, using just 25% of the energy | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
Using LED lighting instead of traditional high pressure sodium lights to grow tomatoes in greenhouses during the winter could cut costs and boost local food production.

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LEDs are greeat but you need a lot to get the penatration & they cost a bomb!

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:47 AM

You need lots to get the same light penetration , not cheap either .Phillips (Dutch) have developed some new ones called Grow Power I think ~

Vanessa R Lum's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:27 PM

In terms of manufacturing LED's,  what cost to the environment, I wonder?

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Support Organic Food Instead of Subsidizing Monsanto

Support Organic Food Instead of Subsidizing Monsanto | Hydroponics | Scoop.it
For years, Congress has been funneling millions of dollars to agricultural giants like Monsanto, while small organic farmers are crushed by Big Ag.

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Sign the petition now, what they do in America wil effect us.

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