Hydro-What?

Survival Sally and Diane were chatting on the phone last evening.

“Sally, do you know anything about soilless gardening?” asked diane. “I saw something about it on John’s blog.”

“I know a little,” Sally replied. “Believe it or not, that’s more up Sam’s alley than mine. But I can get you pointed down the right path perhaps.”

“Ok, sure.”

“It’s called hydroponics, and Sam says there must be a thousand different ways to do it, and they all work for various situations and purposes.”

“Yes, I remember seeing that term—hydroponics,” said Diane.

“There are several methods that involve everything from giant commercial greenhouses for growing tomatoes all the way down to windowsill units for salad greens,” Sally said. She cupped her hand over the mouthpiece for a few seconds. “Sam just told me there’s an early hydroponics researcher who has grown hydroponic potatoes.”

“It sounds like this could be interesting.”

“Why don’t you Check out Simon’s Simple Hydroponics Plans and see if there’s something that could work for you. Like Sam and I have said, if you’re thinking of survival gardening of any kind, now’s the time to start thinking about it. Better still, you can do hydroponics indoors and can start something over the winter.
I’ll bet the kids would enjoy that.”

“Thanks, Sally, I appreciate the suggestion.”

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.