Wednesday, July 09, 2008


i am newbie here who is based here in the philippines. i was first
interested with hydroponics until i read about your "poor man's
hydroponics" version. actually this is the first time i heard about
the mittleider since it is not that popular in my country. i have
some questions and i hope you can help me on my queries,

1. i have some experience with asparagus but the system is quite
different with this system. though i read it is well suited to this
system, there is no mention of the proper planting distance of this
plant. can you please share your experience

2. your fertizer concoction is qute good and mentioned it to my
friend who is into hydroponics. can i use your formula in
hydroponics? what is the recommended usage and rate of application?


gennodin v. nilong & Group:

The few times I've grown asparagus I've planted it 6" apart. Do we have any expert asparagus growers out there?

If you're using the Mittleider Magic Weekly Feed in hydroponics - ie feeding through the water - it needs to be 16 ounces dissolved in 55 gallons (200 liters) of water. You would also need to include 1 1/2 ounces of Pre-Plant mix. Both should be placed in a 2 gallon container of water and allowed to dissolve for several hours, then mixed thoroughly and put through a very fine screen, so that the non water-soluble particles don't clog up the system.

Jim Kennard