Meeting- January 2015

The January meeting was held at the home of Andrew and Karen at Melbourne. Again about 15 members attended and we were treated to another great lunch. Andrew is in the business of producing plastic moulded items eg pots buckets and many others. He produces several items suitable for growing hydroponically. He use his buckets in his installation […]

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Meeting -November 2014

The “Christmas meeting” was held in November at the home of Sue and Mark in Selby over looking the Cardinia Reservoir. Approximately 15 members attended the meeting and enjoyed a barbecue lunch and a glass of home produced Shiraz wine. Thank you Sue and Mark for the great lunch and allowing us to enjoy the day at your home. […]

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Bendigo Site Tour 1 October 2014

In October we meet for a tour of a hydroponic tomato farm near Bendigo, our host Bruce from Harcourt Hydroponics showed us his extensive tomato plantings. There ways row upon row of healthy plants producing heaps of fruit which Bruce diligently prunes, pollinates, adjust and generally takes care of. Tomatoes are a plant which needs […]

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Meeting- September 2014

We held our September meeting in the Melbourne suburb of Templestowe where members collected the final items from the club distribution of nutrients, plants and growing media. This allows us to have access to commercial quality hydroponic materials at cheaper than retail prices. John kindly hosted our meeting and gave us a tour of his […]

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Meeting June 2014

Approximately 20 members and their partners met at Garden World,  Braeside and participated in a tour of the Autopot system shop hydroponic installation. It includes an aquaponic set up. A number of members met for coffee after the meeting. Sam’s installation is very successful and he demonstrated a wide range of vegetable and flowers growing in the […]

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Meeting May 2014

May Fifteen members met at Hydroponic Central and Peter Funnell showed us a video of some new products that are on the market. One of them Rapid Start was particularly successful in stimulating root development in plants. The next next product ArmorSI is a silica product for the plant cell development. The last product Mykos  is a product […]

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Meeting- April 2014

During April instead of the usual meeting we had a field visit to the Cranbourne campus of Chisholm TAFE College.  Chisholm runs a “controlled environment Horticulture system” in their glass house.  The session was led by Chisholm teacher Tony Bundricks who has developed expertise in operation of a commercial grade environment control systems. We commenced […]

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Meeting March 2014

  An aquaponics garden in Melbourne     Our March meeting was held at Robbie’s home in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne and he gave us a tour of his aquaponic gardens.Aquaponics is combining of aquaculture & hydroponics. This means that fish and plants are grown in an integrated system, creating a symbiotic relationship […]

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Meeting February 2014

Our February meeting was held at my place in Hampton East and it was well attended by members wanting to discuss things hydroponic. Chillis grown in the Canna Terra hand watering hydroponic system The top item for discussion was the recent heatwave in Melbourne which effected many gardens, all plants even hydroponic ones require protection […]

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