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    Bosiet+Huet Courses In Thailand

    In Malaysia some of the different companies have their own scam training courses and may (or may not) recognize OPITO/BOSIET/HUET certs. Same with medicals. Strange but true...it's all about the $$$. Myself and many of my associates have been through this situation before. Best to check with the outfit you plan on working for to see what training course certs/medicals they require...
  2. Ho Ho's, Ring Dings, Crunchy Cheetos, Diamond Dogs, Prairie Oysters, Reese's PB Cups, Krispy Kreem Do-nut Holes, Hormel Chili (no beans), Caramelized Peanuts, Bacon-flavored Ice Cream, Blue Corn Tortillas, Goats-Head Cheese, Mogen David 20-20.... The list has no end
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    Hydroponic Farming

    I like your style ^^^. Nice and economical... Or...go big or go home...
  4. Obviously we do not get rain for most of the year and so I have to use water from the tap. The water here is red and pumped straight from the river. It is treated with Aluminium sulphate (I think that's what it is called) to coagulate the solids. The problem is that it is not given time to settle. I know that using this water is not ideal, but have no other choice unless I dig a well or cart the water from the village pump. We had a few downpours a week or so ago and it has made such a difference, the plants are so much happier with rainwater. So this could be another benefit of using charcoal. I bought the things I needed today and will be starting the tea tomorrow. Couldn't locate molasses though. Maybe raw cane sugar will be suitable? loong I found this in a magazine today... >My all-time-favorite source of supplemental sugar isn’t sold by a >plant-nutrient company. It’s Sucanat—a form of dark raw sugar sold as a >sweetener for foods in natural-food stores everywhere. But Sucanat is a >great sweetener for your favorite herbs too. Made by Wholesome Sweeteners, >Sucanat is short for “Sugar Cane Natural,” a dried cane extract available >for under $3 per pound. Sucanat is darker than most organic sugars and has >a more molasses-like consistency to it because it hasn’t been separated or >refined. It will increase the brix content in plants, but the darker sugar >has more vitamins and minerals and a rich caramel aroma as well. Sucanat >dissolves readily in hot water and doesn’t seem to turn into goo like >dextrose does. I'm sure I've seen this product here, but of course with a Thai name...
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    Hydroponic Farming

    HI rice Thanks for all that info. I'm calling ACK today -- sure sounds like they can fix me up. And no, they didn't send me the "accessories" brochure but I'll get it this time. Thanks
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Hi rice I was looking for a greenhouse 2 or 3 times that size...Have a good trip and lemme know what you found. Are they (ACK) gonna have your nutes??? edit: Please ask ACK if they have wormcastings or know where to get them..Last week the girl I spoke to didn't have a clue... .thanks
  7. If ewelve and chowna are finished with their pissing contest would some kind soul tell me where I can purchase wormcastings and/or a contact # ???
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Hi rice I paid the same for the unwashed coir. A new shop in Chantaburi promises clean coc fo 100 baht a bag... worth it to me if it's clean. Greenhouse pics would be great -- ACK sent me info on everything BUT greenhouses. Khun Wasana sells "store-bought" nutes and she's shipped to me in Koh Chang...call her if you want. Thanks & good luck.
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Hi rice Sorry for late reply, just returned from an offshore job.. Gonna check out your info today. Thanks. I've got the coco chips and dust sourced now...waiting on delivery. How did it go with the micronutes??? Did Khun Wasana help ya out???
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Hi rice I hear what you're saying about the chunks. We start our shoots in coco but have found the dust holds too much water and the large chunks don't retain enough. I'm working on getting some smaller chunks to resolve those issues. Khun Ukit from Netafim called me and he only has large commercial greenhouses so I'm back to square one with that prob. Do you have any info who has greenhouses for sale??? Say maybe 3 x 3 meters...
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    Hydroponic Farming

    That sounds like way too much work for this fella. Where did you find your pieces??? I've seen them ages ago but can't remember where now. I don't mind flushing them because I've got to treat the coir dust anyway.
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Rice Those chunks look nice and uniform. What size are they...??? About 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm is what I'm after. I reckon those chunks mixed 50% with the fine coir dust would be ideal. This stuff is LOADED with salt and takes a weeks soaking to be usable:
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    Hydroponic Farming

    Hi rice I like that Singapore site, thanks. It sounds like Netafim has what I want--Khun Ukit is out today but will call. Cubed husks like in the orchid-growing media??? If thats what you mean, no, haven't tried it. If you are looking for micronutes I found some at Thai Dairy Farm 02 618 3668 Khun Wasana. She's at Jatajak Market. She seems to have everything or can get it. These have worked well with tomatoes, corn and melons:
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