Saturday, January 9, 2010

Growing Radish without Soil using Simplified Hydroponics in Mangalore

Growing Radish without Soil using Simplified Hydroponics in Mangalore by Pritham D'Souza

From Hydroponic Radish grown in Mangalore

Radish being a root crop requires adequate spacing for root development. pic taken 13 nov 2009

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close up of radish seedling, which germinated within 4 days of sowing

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since it is a root crop, NO TRANSPLANTING is done. so the container chosen should have sufficient depth

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26 days later pic taken on 9 Dec 2009, also brahmi root stem planted next to growing radish

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8 days later, 17 Dec 2009, the radish leaves show better growth and also the brahmi stem next to it starts to sprout new leaves

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another view of Luxuriant radish growth

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Dec 25, 2009, even though the leaves are ready for harvest, i decided to keep it for a few more days

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the best part in simplified hydroponics is the portability of the gardens. here you can see my radish tub placed in my kitchen

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4 Jan 2010, the developing radish root

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5 jan 2010, couldnt control the urge to eat radish leaves, so got them harvested

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another view of freshly harvested radish leaves

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jan 5 2010, radish leaves are harvested and you can see brahmi plant with its heart shaped leaves growing very well

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Jan 5 2010, final picture of radish

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5 comments:

  1. hallo i am Nicky and i am doing a project about hydroponics. Our group have decided to grow radish. So i wanted to ask you the item needed to grow radish hydroponically. Like what do you use instead of soil. Please reply as soon as possible.

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  2. thanks for checking my blog.
    your answer is here in my earlier posts. i suggest u please read it. i substitute coconut fibres also known as coconut peat or coco peat instead of soil.

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  4. Yes, was very vague, please elucidate.

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  5. Can one use rice husk as growing medium where it is available easily?

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