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We have quite a few food items in the store that at grown hydrophonically.  My concern is that its an actuall chemical solution that is being used, and if the food it producess is worth eating?
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Good concerns:
1> Yes - Though it can be done naturally, generally is not.
2> No - In the end its water - Virtually no mineral/nutrient content as compared to the proper soil grown.


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So how can it be done naturally, I have been researching different methods, but as I have no experience with it, its hard to know what is what.
Me and my relatives are embarking on a sustainable lifestyle, there is much to learn
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http://www.villagefarms.com/

Check out this website...we get alot of their produce down here...they fail to mention what kind of nutients they add to the H2O and they are definitely NOT organic, but they don't seem to be GMO.


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So how can it be done naturally, I have been researching different methods...


Organic Hydroponics is a compleatly different problema...Though it can be done.
2 routes of Research include: 1> books written prior to 1940 & Synthetic Fertilizers concerning the then Commercial Agriculture. Sir Albert Howard. Rudolf Steiner. Rodale. 2> books about how people live in the various ecosytems of the world, either present or traditional. Permaculture , "Farmers of Forty Centuries" , Masanobu Fukuoka {whom recently passed away}.

There is also people like Ann Wigmore and Viktoras Kulvinskas whom have used specially prepared Indoor Compost to grow certain foods.

Or some of the writings by Adey like "Dynamic Aquaria" can be adopted for these uses - And gives a better insight to the inter-relationships of Nitrates/-ides/-ites...or Dr John Todd with the New Ark Institute & New Millenia Institute

Typicallly Early but, Biodynamicists also have done things like this. The 'Flow Form Lady' in Bluehill, Maine.

The production of Natural Swimming Pools would grow hand-in-hand as well.


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Once upon a time my husband wanted to try hydroponics.  He bought a couple of gallons of very expensive organic liquid fertilizer.  One was for "growing" and the other was for "blooming".  Typical for him, he got all excited about the idea, bought expensive stuff, but burned out before he followed through with actually building what was required to grow the plants.  So I've been using them on my regular plants.....they don't seem to do anything at all.


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Me and my relatives are embarking on a sustainable lifestyle, there is much to learn


Why hydroponics?



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Aero Garden is like that.
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Schluggell and sml,
thank you for the links and info gives me somthing to think about.  My father meet an older man who has been able keep cut flowers alive in a solution of kelp, as if he never cut the flowers, I don't know what his secret is but it sounds interesting.

Still,
I consider hydrophonics because we live in a temperate rainforest, we have lots of water available all year round  Although I am starting to wonder if it isn't just as much work that planting something in the ground. I will just have to try it all out and see what works out the best.

Ribbit,
Yes I was a bit discouraged by the idea of hydrophonics, when I realized that their advice was to go buy expensive solutions to add to the water, however if there is a way to do this without buying something for it, I am sure I will find out how to do it (by God's grace).  I know the aztecs did a form of hydrophonics on their lakes, however it wasn't soil less, and I am sure the lakes themselves had nutrients in it....

Mayflower,
  Aero gardens are like hydrophonics??
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