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Raised garden beds?

Discussion in 'Preppers' Corner' started by RickN, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. bubbaokie

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    Built 3 last week. Used 1x8's and 2x4's and 4x4's. 4x4's cut 32" for corners. sides and ends 32" high. 2x4 about 3 per side cut 32".
    Buiit 3 of them total size of each is 3'x10'. You can arrange them any way you want (straight line, U shape, etc.) rolled on a coat of water sealer when done. Total cost of lumber materials, screws, etc. about $400.
    May not be the fanciest looking garden, but it works. And it may not last 10 years, but I probably won't either.
    Looks like your pic but nothing sticking up from top of bed.
     
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    ^ Pretty cool PVC pipe setup. :thumb:

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    A true hydroponics system uses a tank full of water and fish and circulated the fishy crap water through the plant troughs which feeds the plants and you just feed the fish, so you end up harvesting large fish and vegetables and simply replace the fish with more small ones.
     
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    Never heard of that, but it sounds like a plan. :D

    I figured the PVC pipe shown uses soil (lol, or sponges or something) to hold the nutrients.
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    No soil, small rock can be used I've read but mostly the roots just flow in the constant water...which to me seems like they would get too much water and die but thats not the case.
     
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    I've never built one but I'm going to one day. Some people use a greenhouse and grow hydroponic plants/fish all year. Completely self sustaining other than having to feed the fish and that would be cheap I'd think.
     
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    My bad, with the fish its called Aquaponics
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    So water circulates through the PVC constantly?

    All the hydroponic setups I've seen sit in (more/less) still water. There used to be a huge indoor one west of Sherman, TX - but that was decades ago.
     
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    Ah dude... I am NOT interested in yer nads.
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