Monday, June 20, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Screen Filter Test and Propagated Basil | Weeks 11 - 13 | NFT 72

Topics of these weeks of hydroponic gardening:
The Summer heat has killed the lettuce and Chinese cabbage
Basil Propagation has started
Interchanging ingredients for Pesto
Mesh Screen filters installed, working great
Black Widow Spider living on the garden 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Massive Heat Wave! Transitioning to Summer Gardening | Weeks 8 - 10 | NFT 72

Topics of these weeks of hydroponic gardening:
Hot weather!!!
Harvesting lettuce and Chinese cabbage before the heat
Floating Gravel getting stuck in places it shouldn't be
Mesh Screen filter test
Basil getting bigger, almost ready to propagate
Hydroponic Amaranth? 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Delicious Lettuce Harvest; Leaving the System Unattended | Week 6 + 7 | NFT 72

Topics of these weeks of hydroponic gardening:
Leaving the Garden alone for 1 week
Refilling the Reservoir
Lettuce Harvested, delicious salad
More Basil now growing in the system. Cuttings soon?
Hot weather to cooler temperatures next week
Will the Chinese Cabbage bolt? 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Starting up a 2nd set of channels | Week 5 | NFT 72

Topics of this week of hydroponic gardening:
A new set of growth channels has been activated
Lots of rain filling the reservoir
Basil starting to enter the system
Taste testing some lettuce
What to use the lettuce for before it bolts?

Sunday, April 17, 2022

More Vegetables into the System; Succession Planting? | Week 4 | NFT 72

Topics of this week of hydroponic gardening:
14 plants now in the garden. Is it time to open up a new set of growth channels?
Cold Weather stopping basil from entering system
Lettuce Ready to Harvest?
Succession Planting and timing

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Moving Plants to the Lower Channels; Leaving the Garden Unattended? | Week 3 | NFT 72

Topics of this week of hydroponic gardening:
Plant roots getting longer, moving to the channels with lower water height
Wild weather swings
Can you take a weekend trip with the garden unattended?
Do the upper channels block light to the lower channels? 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Hydroponic System Troubleshooting, Leaves, Lightning, and Lettuce | Week 2 | NFT 72

After 1 week of growth, @vinnygrowsvegetables discusses how plant growth has been, and the various problems he encountered. Problems included debris from the canopy above, a rainy day, and slower than expected plant root growth.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Loading Plants in the Reactivated Hydroponic System | Week 1 | NFT 72

With the vegetable starts now larger, it is time to activate the pump, and transplant the plants into the hydroponic garden.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Hydroponic System Returns for 2022 | NFT 72

It's finally spring again, and I have a new location for starting up the hydroponic garden. Join me in seeing how my seed starting is coming along and where the new garden location is.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Orange Bars Recipe

When life gives you oranges, you make......

Orange Bars! This time around, I had access to the best tasting oranges.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

DIY 72 Plant NFT Vertical Hydroponics | Technical Package

Are you looking to grow food at home, but lack space or don't have soil?

Have you ever been interested by hydroponic gardening? Does the premise of food security mean anything to you after we have experienced lockdowns and bare shelves?

Well I may have the solution for you! You can build your own hydroponic garden, just like this one! Available today from Greens and Machines is the technical package detailing how to construct this hydroponic garden.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Announcing the Newest Affiliated YouTube Channel - Food and Recipe videos on GMFV

Happy New Year to all Greens and Machines fans! Hope you have as many ambitious plans for 2022 as we do!

This post is an announcement that I have started a new YouTube channel, which will be dedicated to food and recipe videos. As part of the process of bringing it up to speed, I have started to re-render certain videos in the back-catalogue of Greens and Machines to include this channel's new watermark, so they may be reuploaded to this channel. There may be some service disruption while viewing certain video recipes if they have been uploaded on the main channel, but this transition should go over smoothly once the videos are made public on the new channel. For those who browse the website, no need to worry about the recipes moving, they will maintain the current urls.

For the time being, if you have been a fan of the website, and especially the cooking/baking videos, be sure to subscribe to GMFV - Greens and Machines Food Videos. Aside from containing the past videos, all new food and recipe videos will be uploaded to this new channel. These may include videos in the form of the popular 1 minute recipe videos, long form step-by-step cooking videos, or even a livestream from my kitchen with a featured guest! Hope to see you there!