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    Your tomato plants look amazing! well done! What lighting system is that above it? Aerogarden? Like the boot mat idea for underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartbuyer View Post
    I've had an IDOO hydroponics system for almost 2 years. I have only grown leaf lettuces in it. When I ran out of the supplied plant food I bought SCHMIDT Liquid All Purpose Plant Food 4-4-6 (600ml) from Dollarama for $4.xx. Aerogarden Liquid Nutrients 4-3-6 (1 liter) on Amazon is $40. I have been eating lettuce since mid December. I think it grows just as well as the supplied plant food. I use about 1 tablespoon for 4 liters of water every 3-4 weeks.
    Wow have they ever started surge pricing Aerogarden plant food since Aerogarden stopped selling directly in Canada. Thanks for the heads up on the Schmidt products sold at Dollarama. **Also keep an eye out for hydroponic products at Canadian Tire and Walmart** ...you can sometimes get good deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafter View Post
    Your tomato plants look amazing! well done! What lighting system is that above it? Aerogarden? Like the boot mat idea for underneath.
    Thanks

    The lights are Aerogarden. I bought one of them when we first moved here as there is not window that gets direct sunlight and my wife missed fresh herbs always on hand. I then bought another one when i volunteered to do vegetable seedlings for my daughter when she bought a house and wanted to have a vegetable garden. The boot trays fit the basses of the lights perfectly and i dont have to worry about water running out onto the floor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatdone View Post
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    The lights are Aerogarden. I bought one of them when we first moved here as there is not window that gets direct sunlight and my wife missed fresh herbs always on hand. I then bought another one when i volunteered to do vegetable seedlings for my daughter when she bought a house and wanted to have a vegetable garden. The boot trays fit the basses of the lights perfectly and i dont have to worry about water running out onto the floor
    Excellent. I'll keep an eye out for a deal on one or two. I have a grow light that fans out but tomatoes like a lot of light. Have you tried Jalapenos yet? I'm finding great success with those indoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafter View Post
    Excellent. I'll keep an eye out for a deal on one or two. I have a grow light that fans out but tomatoes like a lot of light. Have you tried Jalapenos yet? I'm finding great success with those indoors.
    I never even thought to try jalapenos but will definitely now. I find that basil (especially the leaf variety) grow like weeds using the Kratky method. My wife uses it to keep us in a supply of hummus and white bean dip.
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