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So it is Spring and you are facing the decision of not only what kinds of vegetables you want but also what kind of seeds.  It can be confusing and a bit overwhelming  Let break it down. GMO seeds are Genetically modified organisms.  That is seeds that have been created by scientists in a lab using genetic engineering techniques.  These type of seeds ( and foods) are becoming more controversial.  There are compelling arguments on both sides.  I will leave that for another day.   For now we are just discussing what the term means.  Scientists in a lab are...

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The Nutrient film technique or Nutrient film system is the most widely used systems.  These systems are perfect for growing all greens, herbs and smaller vegetables and fruits like peppers and strawberries  Commercial farms are have been using NFT systems to produce an ever increasing percentage of the world’s food needs. More and more indoor farms have been opening across the country NFT systems are also widely used in home gardens both by do it yourself and systems available thru retail so what is NFT Hydroponics? In all versions of this technology the plant is grown in net cups which...

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The Kratky system, also know as the non circulating system, is the easiest of the systems  If you ever put a cutting from plant in a glass of water until it grows roots, then you have seen the basics  Dr Kratky from the University of Hawaii figured out a way to keep plants growing healthy far beyond root starting Plant roots need air to be healthy and not rot. The Kratky method achieves this WITHOUT air stones or pumps. It is perfect for an off grid, no electricity situation  Dr Kratky discovered that if the plant is stationary above the...

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