Strawberry Tower, Hydroponics Easy & Affordable DIY System

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End of season shut down, clean out & cost of running for 5 months. I bought 35 Albion everbearing strawberry plants from Sakuma Bros. I used Fox Farms Big Gr…

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25 Responses to Strawberry Tower, Hydroponics Easy & Affordable DIY System

  1. Thanks tried to make it as simple as possible. :-)

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 9:54 am
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  2. Sometimes the water heated up. I would run clean water for 2-3 days & that
    would help the roots overcome the heat . most of the time I didn’t see heat
    effecting my system. If heat is a concern you can add an air pump with a
    air stone & that will help. Let me know if that helps & you can also add an
    extra 10 gallon tank if you live in a hot climate. Let me know if you have
    any other questions. Thanks for watching! Larry

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 9:55 am
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  3. Thanks for the video. I also have some ideas to grows up to 10 times the
    plants, by 50 % the time, with much healthier plants, while the “fish” do
    all the work…” Take a look at the following website for more info:
    www.fine4.info/secret-tips-to-growing-aquaponics-system

    Blunt Dorothy M.
    January 4, 2014 at 10:39 am
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  4. Thanks Bobby ! I really like hydro so far & i’m really thing about do it on
    a bit larger scale.

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 11:11 am
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  5. would it make a difference if one would cut off all the unnecessary green
    leafs.. would it have more energy to go in the fruit ?

    7Supernova7
    January 4, 2014 at 11:53 am
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  6. Would it be possible for you do draw a simple diagram of all the components
    to make this system? I know zilch about hydroponics other than it is
    ‘water”! I loved your videos. I was trying to see your reservoir set up and
    connections, pump, tubing, etc. and how you put it all together. I really
    want to try this but don’t understand the “mechanics” of it all. I’m just
    asking…only if you might find the time. Thanks so much for putting these
    videos online! You have inspired me to try. Julie

    jahad222
    January 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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  7. P.S. Maybe you could refer me to a site or video that has step by step
    directions on how to build, if you do not have time to do a “drawing”. I
    would appreciate that. thank you !

    jahad222
    January 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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  8. They are some healthy looking roots Larry… Thanks for the look at the
    clean out… Have a great one…

    Rob Bob
    January 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm
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  9. P.S….I have wild straws in our beaches…I am in Sitka, Alaska… …it’s
    readily AVAILABLE…go look…Wikipedia shows that it’s all the way to
    antarctica…I used a “skiff”…once outside of town…like half a
    mile…in ANY direction…the straws were “RAMPANT”……

    Crashaholics Worded
    January 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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  10. No i didn’t pinch off the first blooms. i usually only pinch off the first
    blooms on 1st year june bearing strawberries. i think i’m going to expand
    in my greenhouse with tomatoes & peppers. this was my 1st time with hydro &
    i just wanted to get my feet wet. thanks for watching !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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  11. Thank u for shairing

    bintlooda
    January 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm
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  12. Thanks for watching !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm
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  13. Thanks for the info Brock ! i’m going to check into it. fox farms works
    great ,but its really expensive. the clean outs really helped. i had what i
    think was root rot & i rinsed the tower really good & ran only clean water
    for 3 days & they bounced back really well. Iearned a lot this year & made
    a bunch of mistakes, but i’m really looking forward to next year. Take Bro

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm
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  14. Nice job Larry. You’re right about the cost, certainly at the beginning.
    It’s not always cheap, but the more times you use the setup, the lower your
    cost basis gets. And it really is a cool way to grow, very enjoyable.

    mhpgardener
    January 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm
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  15. TY honey !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm
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  16. Thanks For watching. i’m having a lot of fun with hydro. i’m still
    learning, but so far its a easy way to grow

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 8:07 pm
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  17. Thanks for watching !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm
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  18. Awesome Larry! that set up you have looks like it can produce. my NFT is
    going for strawberries next year and I think I’ll run them up the wall very
    similar to what you have there. Thanks for showing us the ROOTS Bro because
    I was wondering if they were crazy. Larry do you grow them from seeds? and
    about the cost? you said it all when you said the family likes it. done
    deal Bro worth twice the cost. Excellent video Bro I loved it! -Brock-

    meanshoes
    January 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm
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  19. There is a couple “tower” versions…Your system is my fav though…simple
    bliss & then some……………the “towers” I might be using as a
    supports…instead of wood staples…

    Crashaholics Worded
    January 4, 2014 at 9:51 pm
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  20. Hi Jahad i’m going to I’m going to do a step by step video in a couple of
    weeks on this setup. This was one of my 1st videos & I left out a lot of
    information. Sorry about that. Its very easy to build & operate. If there
    is any thing I can do to help let me know. Larry

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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  21. Thanks Bro !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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  22. Thanks Rob !

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 5, 2014 at 12:21 am
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  23. Eh me too Bro it’s all the learning that keeps me hungry for more. I’m
    trying enzymes in my reservoir next year when it gets warm and this is
    “supposed” to deal with root issues like rot. yes! I rinsed mine out also
    last year with water to freshen it up. it really helped. I’m looking
    forward to next year also Larry, any idea what you might grow? enjoy!
    -Brock-

    meanshoes
    January 5, 2014 at 12:55 am
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  24. My nutrients are from GH I use the Maxi Grow and the Maxi Bloom. and in my
    area of Canada it’s about $20 a Kilo they are a dry nutrient which I
    prefer. it goes a long way and I really like it. your berry’s look great
    and I’m going to give it a try next year. I loved the clean out’s on the
    ends Larry something I should have thought of I glued my on not knowing
    what I was doing. oh well rebuild this winter :)

    meanshoes
    January 5, 2014 at 1:33 am
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  25. Hi Brock, i bought strawberry runners. i’ve wanted to try growing them from
    seed to see if i could do it. it is worth the cost i had a blast building &
    running it.how expensive is your hydro nutrient ?

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    January 5, 2014 at 1:53 am
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