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The rooftop farm at the Bushwick Starr Theater, Summer 2012.
(Courtesy of Lee Mandell, Boswyck Farms)
Lee Mandell, the founder of Boswyck Farms, a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, discusses hydroponic gardening and how grow lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables without soil.
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Tjb2 -- do you dare suggest that the emperor has no clothes?
When I lived in the city I always hated the diesel soot that accumulated on my window sills. So the idea of eating NYC-grown produce is really gross.
So it’s a chemical cocktail mix as the nutrient for the planets.
agree - hydroponic veggies look good but do not taste like much.
http://www.windowfarms.com/ offers free instructions DIY hydroponic window gardens as well as selling kits for larger window formats.
Can you grow organic vegetables with this system?
Please ask your guest: why when I purchase hydro-veggies in the store, they don't seem to have much flavor, but look great?
Rich soils grows the most nutritious food. Lee, do you know of any studies been done to on the nutrient levels in food grown without soil? If so, what are the findings?
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