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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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By anarchyonline
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Joined:  Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:25 am
mobile wrote:I currently empty and drain the reservoir once a week and also flush the pot.
i can't see their being any issues then to be honest
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By Steve_D
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Joined:  Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:06 pm
Thanks so much for posting these photos, updates and description of this experiment, mobile! :) I'm inspired by your experiment to add chopped pine needles to the coir mix I'm using now just to see what happens. :D
By knights
Posts:  163
Joined:  Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:05 pm
great experiment. thanks for keeping it updated.
id be very interested to see the long term effects of this.
could it totally replace our current media
By jaester
Posts:  332
Joined:  Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:11 pm
Thank you for sharing your work! Please keep us updated. :D Quick question, how long is the photoperiod?
By Kukov
Posts:  39
Joined:  Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:06 pm
wow. this is very instersting. i wonder how often do you need to repot in this media?
By pieguy452
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Joined:  Sun May 22, 2011 11:09 pm
Very interesting experiment! So far, it looks like the plant is doing great :)
By jaester
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Joined:  Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:11 pm
If that VFT had a face, it would be smiling, ear to ear! I see multiple growth points so you have @ least 3 plants. Congratulations and thank you for the update.
By CPcaregiver
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Joined:  Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:41 pm
What state were the pine needles when you first started,fresh and green,long dead,etc.?This looks to be a promising media,I may copy your experiment if you don't mind! :D
By 95slvrZ28
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Joined:  Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:00 pm
Awesome! That's looking like it's doing quite well. This is good news for me, as I have NO shortage of pine needles around!
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