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ABC's of Hydroponics for the Home Garden

Lawn & Garden - Pinellas County Extension

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

ABC's of Hydroponics for the Home Garden

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Program Participant (see event details below) Ended $15.00 $1.82
Pinellas County Master Gardener
Identification must be provided on the day of class
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Check in starts at 8:30 AM


Instructor:  Bob Hochmuth, Multi-county Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, Live Oak, Florida.




Introduction- “The State of Hydroponics in Florida”



Do you need a greenhouse or other protected structure?


 Advantages and disadvantages of various hydroponic production systems


·         Systems using a soilless media (containers and media choices)


·         Media choices (coconut fiber, perlite, vermiculite, composted pine bark, rockwool etc.)


·         Containers for media (upright bags, lay-flat bags, Dutch buckets, nursery pots, open troughs, vertical systems)


·         Nutrient solution based systems (nutrient film technique, floating systems, aeroponics)


Selecting crops and varieties for hydroponics (keep scrolling down for more)


 Starting your own transplants


Crop culture for common vegetable and herb crops


Irrigation systems



Nutrient solutions, mixing and measuring


For more information please contact (727) 582-2562

Reservation policy

Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Have questions about ABC's of Hydroponics for the Home Garden? Contact Lawn & Garden - Pinellas County Extension

When & Where

Pinellas County Extension
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Lawn & Garden - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension's Lawn and Garden program area provides solutions to citizens for all types of questions concerning lawn and landscape care. With the backing of research based information  our staff and volunteers offer sound expert advice to walk in customers as well as through phone calls and e-mail.

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