Home Hydroponic System; A Low Maintenance System for Growing Food

Home Hydroponic System; A Low Maintenance System for Growing Food

Virginia Home Grown Co-host Pat McCafferty talks with home-gardener Nomi Bear about her self-designed hydroponic system. Nomi grows tasty lettuces and garden vegetables without electricity or running water. The greenhouse-based setup utilizes restaurant bus bins and a custom fertilizer mix. Engage with us or watch the original Live Show at Facebook.com/VirginiaHomeGrown. VHG 1902 April 2019.


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  1. kawaile on June 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Aloha! Great video! Do you have a link for purchasing the black “bus bins” ?

  2. Devdattsinh Gohil on June 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Nice set up throwing love from wakanda ❤✌

  3. Hayat Lak on June 17, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    she is so pretty

  4. Benjhamin casadiego on June 17, 2022 at 10:15 pm

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  5. Chatty Monkey Don on June 17, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Nice set up. Shout out from C’ville!

  6. robyn martin on June 17, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    gorgeous set up, well done, I’m so inspired, and plan to copy!!

  7. Iver Gørtz on June 17, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Nomi Bear does a good job on explaining why this system is good for the plants, without going full nerdy scientific about it. Surprised it doesn’t have thousands of likes.

  8. Jesse Ramirez on June 17, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I love it someone I raised using my idea I’ve been using for 2 years

  9. Melody on June 17, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    One thing I didn’t hear was how she safely disposes of the nutrients (so they don’t create runoff, leading to fish death, algae blooms and other negative environmental impacts).

  10. Peter Cohen on June 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    She’s using the Kratky Method.

  11. Glen Dunkley on June 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    What is the blue material you are using in the net cups?

  12. Gaurav Jain on June 17, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    What is the ratio of mix… i. e, Water (in ltrs) /Epsom salt/calcium nitrate… Etc etc… Also kindly elaborate on how with one fill of water, oxygen is maintained throughout till harvest….

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