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Posted June 21, 2017 | 4:28 PM

Green Thumbs Stay Clean with Hydroponics Growing Technique

Extension Service Hydroponics Workshop is June 29

If you love the thought of home-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, but don't relish the thought of getting your hands dirty, a lesson in hydroponics could help your garden grow.

Learn how to build your own hydroponic system and formulate nutrients when Hillsborough County Extension Service hosts a do-it-yourself hydroponics workshop on Thursday, June 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Extension office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a nutrient-rich water solution without the use of soil. The practice, which has been around for centuries, is great for urban lifestyles because the gardens can fit in small spaces, thrive most anywhere, use water efficiently, need no herbicides, and can grow year-round.

Registration is required. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 27.

For more information, visit the UF/IFAS Extension site, or call Francisco Rivera at (813) 744-5519 ext. 54119.

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Photo Information: Extension Agent Francisco Rivera demonstrates hydroponic gardening during a workshop he presented last month.

 

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