So I have always thought that growing something Hydroponically would be rather nifty, so when I ran across this PDF http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/HG-44.pdf
I just had to give it a go.
This was a method for Growing Hydroponic Cucumbers in a Plastic Trash Container. How could I not try that out!
So I collected my growing medium, some peat and perlite from the local garden shop, and stuffed it into my makeshift ‘forestry tube’ (I could never find a place online to buy a forestry tube) –> Forestry tubes can be bought in small quantities from dpl**ha*waii@*aol.com (remove the *’s) which is a small hydroponic outlet in Hilo.
My forestry tube was cannibalized from a root viewer toy thingy http://explo.stores.yahoo.net/roviga.html which I drilled some holes into.
I then cut a hole in the lid and stuck the tube through. (I had let the seed germinate inside where it was warm)
Next I needed to locate a source of Chem-Gro® 10-8-22, with much searching I finally found some at http://www.hydro-gardens.com/10822.htm
So I measured out the chemicals, and then dumped them swirling into the trash can.
After that I closed it up and then just watched it grow!
After a month or two I had a cucumber!
So, then I ate it.
And this is what the end result of the root growth turned out to be.