|Sweet Red Hydroponic Peppers|
Modern nutrient solutions yield incredible results, but at what cost? My hydroponic peppers have more nodes, blooms and fruit then any I've ever seen. I had to narrow the scope of my crop throughout the season because growth was, literally, through the roof.
I started with the intentions of growing organic hydroponics.I tried products like Fox Farm, Humboldt Nutrients and Dutch Master. Each of these products have incredible results, but proved to clog pumps and valves. I fell back one of the most reasonable product on the market, the General Hydroponics, florabloom/floramicro/floragro trio. Cleaner, easier and relatively idiot proof, but even after searching for discounts, E-bay and internet searches for the best price and trading worm casting to the local grow store guys for product, cost me $200+ for a season of growing in my 100 gallon reservoir hydroponic system.
|The indoor garden - Peppers and Basil|
What's the answer? Is it aquaponics? Becoming a fish farmer?
What should I be learning from toxic fish farms here in the PNW? Will I be equally as guilty? Should I be growing talapia, with little more claim to fame than being a tasteless fish that was never meant to swim/live in nature?
Am I selling out or disconnecting?
Anyone have tips? I'm open to suggestions.
And does anyone have a great hot sauce recipe? The peppers are still coming. Boy, those nutrient solutions sure work.