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Growing Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers And Other Garden Vegetables Using the AutoPot System

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- Currently in process

Introduction

My hydroponics hobby has now brought me to try the AutoPot system. The internet has very little information on the AutoPot system. My documentation here should help others decide if this system is right for them.
For this year's crop I chose tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettus and calantro.

The Plants

Plant selection was an important factor for everything we're growing this year. Our space limitations tops the list of items to take into account. Any plant we choose needs to be small. And you may have guessed that you won't be buying anything locally. This year we ordered seeds from Burpee.
These tomatoes only get 2 feet tall. They are perfect for containers.
These peppers only get 18 to 24 inches tall. They turn a bright red.

My Setup

My setup consists of the following:
- 4 x dual AutoPot tray with SmartValve MKII
- 1 x 18 gallon reservoir


The Reservoir

Many people say that you should put an air pump on the reservoir. That requires the use of electricity. Well I didn't want that.
My solution was to use hydrogen peroxide. The water stays crystal clear without the use of electricity. The levels of H2O3 are such that the plants aren't harmed. H2O3 also helps add oxygen to the water.

The Grow

Now for the history and pictures.

20080224 - The Seedlings

Here is a picture of the seedlings. I started them in 1.5 inch rockwool cubes. When roots appeared out the bottom I moved them to the 4 inch rockwool cubes. When roots start growing out the bottom of the 4 inch cubes then they'll be put in the AutoPots.


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Scarves for Men!

Alright Men!! Today is Friday so you know what that means, you get your fashion tip for the week!
Since we are still in our Fall Essential Series we are going to let y'all in on how to wear scarves for this fast approaching vintage mind of people.
Now, personally we don't see many guys around here in Maldives wearing scarves and we want to change that. Scarves are not only a piece of fabric to keep your neck warm but they are amazing accessories that you can add to just about any outfit. So stay tuned and learn how to incorporate these scarves into your already AMAZING [well if not yet..soon to be, keep following us ; ) ] wardrobe!! 

They are not the complicated and they can really add just that little extraumph! that you need to make your outfit come alive. Now we were not able to find a celebrity man wearing one (tsk tsk) but we do have this model sporting one. In what looks to be the makes of a casual outfit. We think that this scarf would do best with the casual outfits anyways. Throw on a causal long sleeve tee, with a cardigan orjacket over top (it's cold out)..select an infinity scarf such as this one with added texture, and some khakiscargos, or even somesweats...you decide and to keep those feet warm but on somewinter boots. Simple. It's not too complicated and it will keep you looking stylish and warm at the same time.
Now, we know some of you may be a little confused as to how these scarves really work. So stay tuned for our video post this week and we are going to show exactly how these scarves work!





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