Here is how to make the downspout container in a lot of my videos. I get a lot of questions so I am reposting my original video that I did almost 2 years ago. It is the easy DIY hydroponics we have been doing all along, so it still works.
If you make one, make sure you get the vinyl downspout, you won’t be able to bend the aluminum ones in this manner. If you would like, you can also get food grade NFT channels from hydroponic supply stores.
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Love what you're doing here my friend.
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How much water does it take to fill down spouts?
How much water does it take to fill the down spouts
love the videos Question are you not worried about using the plastic gutters for hydroponics BPA Etc?
check out my new updated system you will love it! thanks again for the awesome channel!!
OMG!!! I’ve made 5 boxes with the down spouts!!! Amazing videos and easy to understand videos!!!!
I want to know if there is any leaching of bad elements from the plastics used? I plan to to an indoor garden and if I do what lights should I use?
Whoo hooo! Set the 2 I ordered from you tonite finally😁🙏🏼💚🥬
Hey Mike. You may know this already but a good way to clean the crud from inside the downspout is to use vinegar and a 1" paint brush.
What can you grow in the gutter set up
Hi, just started watching your videos. I'm interested in hydroponics. I live on a fixed income so I am recycling materials around my home. I have some old 2×3 gutters I will use for the planters. My one concern is the heat in FL. How do you keep your system cool? At this time I do not have an indoor option but plenty of shade.
I used clone collars to start my lettuce wall. But I think they are choking my plants should I remove and use pea gravel?
Are the 1 7/8" holes the right size for the pool noodle only approach?
Your video inspired me last year and now, I've successfully have window sill hydroponic harvest all year round, thank you.
Instead of the downspout, I used 5" fence post pvc instead, which cost a little more but hold more nutrients (for my use) so I don't need to refill as frequently for my endless kale and basil plants. I still use your pool noodle idea for supporting a towering kale trunk, at least until I trim it back about 3 inches to provide more branches (did this by accident). It branches out to about 4 kale plant in one trunk so bizarre that I discover by accident and laziness-because I broke the trunk and just left it there instead of removing it.
This is awesome! Do you ever drain the fluid and fill it with fresh stuff? Or just top it off?
i thought the downspout is removable top?
i wonder is a blow dryer might work instead of the heat gun? im on a budget 🙁
Hi Sir I love your videos
In the video you said to give your plants a few hours on the deck. Can you leave out all the time or would the water in it just get too hot?
Hey Mike is this possible with a 2×3" downspout? I'm in Canada and that's the only size available here
Thank you sir.
Hey Mike. I like your videos. I have a question. If I am growing everbearing strawberries indoors with hydroponics, how many grows can I get? Do I need to kill the plants off and start with new plants each year or will these keep producing indefinitely?
Worth watching again for me personally… as I’ve strayed away from growing a bit lately. I needed the inspiration to help motivate me back into my yard again. Thanks Mike! Discovering this VID originally is what encouraged me to follow you in the first place. I appreciate you sharing your insights & experiences along the way. Stay cool!
thx for sharing will try this on my balcony
I love your videos! Thank you so much for the information. I was wondering if a metal downspout would work. Have you ever tried that?
I LOVE it!!!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!
What is the pool noodle used for?
I'm not sure if anyone asked when you posted this previously, but can this be done without a heat gun? I'm thinking of dipping the downspout ends in boiling water to soften the vinyl. Do you think this would work?
Duh, I figured out about subscriptions and searching… thanks for being patient with an old man, I found my answers…. And thanks for your videos!