RECYCLING IN THE
Use pots made from
squarish containers such as plastic water jugs, etc. More plants
will fit in less space and have more rooting area if square
containers are used. This makes your garden a recycling center,
and saves you tons of money.
bottles work great, but are not square. 13 will fit in a kitty
litter box, and these will take a 3 foot plant to maturity
hydroponically. If you can get 4 litter boxes in a closet, you
can grow 52 plants like this vegatatively. Spread them out more
plastic 3-5 gallon containers (food and paint industries, try
painters and resturant dumpsters), paper paint buckets, old
plastic garbage cans of all sizes, and garbage bags have all
been used successfully by growers.
Do not use paper
milk cartons and juice cartons for reservoir hydroponics, since
these are difficult to sterilize, and they introduce fungus into
your reservoir trays. Inert materials, such as plastic is best.
Be sure to
sterilize all containers before each planting with a clorine
bleach solution of 2 tbspn. of bleach to one gallon of water.
Let container and meduim such as rockwool soak for several hours
in the solution before rinsing thouroghly.