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On my two balconies, I use both Big Drippa (drip irrigation with a sack of water, tubes and drippers) and another setup with a water pump. I made a video showing the Big Drippa setup: https://youtu.be/_FgVsac5eMU
Try something like the Big Drippa system. I made a video of my balcony setup https://youtu.be/_FgVsac5eMU
Well unless you're going to use proper hydroponic techniques, your plant will run out of steam - there are no nutrients in ordinary water, so although its getting all the fluid it needs, its not getting anything else. I know little about hydroponic growing, but the following link might be of use to you if you are really reluctant to pot the plant up ...
The Gardenia and whatever's in the third picture look very unwell - I'm assuming its the soil they're growing in, because that's what it smacks of. If you used Miracle Gro moisture control potting mix, that's already balanced, so doesn't need dolomite added to it - this addition will have reduced the ph and Gardenias like acid conditions. I can't tell what ...
I live in drought-stricken southern California. For years I have been eating avocados from a tree that is only watered by my washing machine, with no problem. Only 1 or 2 of my ornamental plants do not like my other grey water. I try to collect all of my grey water and rarely waste any fresh water on plants except when first establishing them.
You've got to give it time, to see growth. I got a Christmas cactus clipping before Christmas and it's now June. I've just now got new growth coming out. I bought an orchid from walmart years ago and it too 6 months to show growth and 4 years to bloom. I planted two lemon seeds march before last and I get several inches of growth every few months, with ...
Don't be too quick to rule out underground pipe. You don't have to dig up your bricks. We were taught to handle this situation by putting garden hose to the pvc pipe and boring underneath. Here's an example: https://youtu.be/3Kv9x8bAWVM?t=1m23s
I'm not sure about PVC, but if you do decide to switch to drip hose (which I would also recommend), you can find low-volume emitters to control saturation at the low end of your garden. This way you can decide hole spacing based on the positions of your plants and let the hardware determine the water volumes. Also, for those who don't know, industrial ...
There are certain herbs that work well at preventing damping off disease on seedlings. Chamomile is often stated as being effective but research indicates that cinnamon, garlic and thyme are more effective. In the study they coated the seeds before sowing. What I do is coat the seeds and also sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the soil. I use cinnamon ...
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