When Beauty Meets Simplicity

My name’s Jeb And I appreciate beauty And simplicity This video is sponsored by Shirley’s Simple Shelving They provide these steel brackets You provide the wood Tools are optional Just grab the wood and Put it in That’s right I did it with one hand It ends up my boards weren’t perfectly straight So I used the mallet It’s the perfect spot To experiment with hydroponic micro greens I’m going to see if I can scale up my Screen idea I’m still using worm castings for nutrients I’m trying to find the best way to mount this screen This is how I bowline (knot) Well it seems tight enough I’m going to see how much this cover effects germination What do you think? I’m going to try germinating some in a jar too Smells bad already Looks like I found the zone Where the seeds sprout best The light’s getting under this lid somehow My screens keep drooping Algae is a challenge too Well, it’s a start Spicy You got it? Yep This is ninja sword! Oh! Are you getting the sword attack? Yeah Oops, don’t cut the screen It’s kind of like shaving, huh? What are those plants? These are radishes That’s cool I can do better than this This garden bench cleans up real nice too I’m going to give the string method one more chance Even with bungee cords, it’s a pain I’m skipping the peroxide soak this time Looks like the seeds need to be right on the water to sprout The plants can’t transpire if they are underwater Let the sun shine in Wow, this one is actually working Seems like the tight screen is the key I’m holding out for that third leaf Even with the worm castings, I’m running into nitrogen problems Wow, much more radish-y Ninja sword, don’t fail me now Oops I think I almost got it right 429 grams The link to the shelving is in the video description Share with Friends!

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100 thoughts on “When Beauty Meets Simplicity

  1. I love your videos! A random thought – maybe strips of pool-noodle (pencil diameter-ish x the length of your surface) under the screen to keep it from drooping too low into the water?

  2. Love what you do mate!! Just had one question tho; what is the size of the holes on your netted screen? I attempted a grow with regular old fly screen but once the roots got through the screen, all the plants subsequently died. I believe that the roots got strangled by the screen, stopping its water and nutrient flow so knowing the size of the mesh would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

  3. Always love when the Jedi comes to earth with new information! I can just see you descending to earth with your cape flowing behind. Do you glow? Pets the pups for me. Peace! Keep on growing. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ Have a happy turkey day.

  4. I have a patio pond (stock tank) for the birds. I've had great success using styrofoam to keep a screen on the surface and sprout seeds. Styrofoam is an ecological disaster, tho, so I only use scraps. For my purposes, the large volume of water and… eh hmmm…. contributions from the birds ๐Ÿ™„ provide ample nutrients. Jeb, try floating the screen!

  5. I dont know anything about gardening but, the amount of seeds seem to be a bit excessive? Keep up the exellent work my man

  6. Your amazement at how well the new screen setup had me roaring. Great content, as always Jeb.

    What did you do with what had sprouted from that method? Just consume them as they were or are they growing?

    Thanks again for another wonderful upload, Jeb.

  7. This whole concept is such a conundrum, I can see why you enjoy experimenting with it. Have you considered a screen platform that floats on the water? I figure that way maybe it can have consistent access to water

  8. I use hemp mats for my microgreens, they work pretty well except I get little tiny flying bugs in the house. being in new england, outdoor growing is not realistic.
    happy thanksgiving!

  9. Hey Jeb! Love your videos, and you have gotten me interested in hydroponics. I want to start growing my peppers with hydroponics and I think I'm having an issue with nutrition and algae, is there a certain way that works best in preventing algae growth?

  10. Tannhauser!!!! Love your videos and taste in music as always, Jeb.

    Also.. this is certainly the perfect music for, well, "germinating".

  11. Even though I live in a tiny apartment (which is partly why I love these videos, so I can vicariously participate in growing things despite lack of talent and opportunity) when Jeb said the link to the shelves was in the description I still reacted "oh dang thanks I should get some."

  12. Obviously I watch your videos because you are way better at this than me, but the screen problem you fight. Have you thought of finding a way to tight stretch screen on something like styrofoam in your tank so it rises and lowered with water level?
    Thought of this from some of the 3d printed self watering planters, and avocado boats for germination.
    Love your channel โค๏ธ

  13. Hey Jeb. I decided to conduct a hydroponic experiment for my graduation essay ( kind of a bing thing in switzerland). I compared mint growth in soil vs. deep water culure hydroponics. The results were really interesting. The yield was significantly better in the hydroponic system and maintenence was way lower. But when taking the consumed energy into consideration, the deep water culture method has a downside with its air pumps.

    In conclusion the kratky method is the way to grow your plants!

    Thank you for inspiring my project.

  14. By far the best videos on youtube…. Hi from the UK, I was referred to your channel by Tikki O. because I'm interested in learning how to Kratky. I've watched plenty of other vids on this subject but none are in the same league as you my friend. Keep up the amazing work
    all the best

  15. Amazing video as always Jeb, you and your kick ass vids inspired me to grow my own crops, now im almost 100% organic, growing my own food and medicine and im loving life โค

  16. โ€œItโ€™s the perfect spot..โ€ FORA BENCH!!! โ€œ..to experiment with hydroponic micro greens..โ€ ..๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  17. Hey Jeb, what's up? ๐Ÿ™‚
    you sure look good and your hat too.
    I guess you could level the bucket a bit by putting something underneath to get the surface of the water to be more even? Hm…
    How about experimenting with basil again? I manage to actually make pesto from my finally achieved army of basils, which was a dream since your hydrotomatoes or so. It was very disappointing to find out that making it is more expensive than buying it ready, especially now that I have lots of basils to eat! ๐Ÿ˜›

  18. Everytime I watch one of your Videos I just want to get creative with my little indoor garden. I cant wait to live by myself and have enough room for an actual garden.

    Thanks for inspiring me!

  19. My three favorite quotes:

    "Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." -Margaret Mead

    "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." -Mae West

    "Oops…." – Jeb Gardener

    lol….seriously though….every time I hear someone say "oops…" now, I immediately think of Jeb.

  20. A million stars up in the sky.
    One shines brighter – I can't deny.
    A love so precious, a love so true,
    a love that comes from me to jeb.

  21. I kinda feel like a infinity pool kinda edge would work….but you don't do pumps so there is that….hmmmm maybe try using a pool noodle in a circle with screen under it in a pool of water

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