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I remember years ago reading about a concept called organic hydroponics. The gist of it was that the grower would make up custom blends of manure tea and feed it to the plants in a hydroponic system. I did'nt read the book and was wondering if anyhere has tried this or something similar.

-- john leake (, April 15, 2000


I've pondered such. Never tried it. Some of the local conventional farmers here grow tobacco seedlings in a similar manner (chem. ferts. instead of manure tea). They've been successful with it so I figure it would also work from an organic farming approach. Pretty capital intensive to do it on a large scale though. They've got a lot of equipment tied up in it here. Needless to say, they aren't real happy around here with the burley quota being cut over 40% recently.

-- Steve in TN (, April 17, 2000.

Personally, Unless you're doing it on a large scale, I don't think it has to be real capital intensive. Creative scrounging and creative applications can offset alot of unecessary expense.

-- john leake (, April 17, 2000.

You're right. To me the creative scrounging would be the fun part about it.

-- Steve in TN (, April 18, 2000.

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