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PostPosted: Nov 8th, '18, 20:40 
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Hi all,

I am very new to the aquaponics setup, my system hasn't even got fish in yet - they come next weekend.
I have planted what i can into the gravel beds but as i have read bulb root plants dont do great in coarse gravel.
Leca -clay balls - are rather pricey here so i am looking at other options for planting onions and garlic.
Could someone advise and guide me to the best - i am thinking a raft type with continuous flow but i have no idea where to start.

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 Post subject: Re: Onions??
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I get great results with onions and garlic in my gravel GBs but run flood and drain. I'm not sure that they'd do so well if constantly wet.

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We have beetroot and onions in our grow beds, but running floods and drain.
Carrots don't seems to like the clay, they stay small and weird shaped.


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Onions and Leeks do well for me in Constant Flood grow beds with a mix of Scoria and LECA. I plant onion sets pretty high up in the media but low enough they can get some moisture. Never had any troubles with these. Leeks I transfer as starts. I haven't tried either of them in a raft setup and I've only grown garlic in wicking beds. You might also want to consider wicking beds as an option especially if you would like to grow other root crops.


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I forgot about the leeks. We have thoae aswell. And are very nice.


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Hi,

My Wife is Thai and onions belong almost in every dish at home so we grow a lot of spring-onion form red onions.
They grow as mad and within 3 weeks they are ready for the plate.
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