The spinach, basil and lettuce are already starting to pop up! I am currently running 12/12 with the LED light since these will all be in vegetative state.
I planted five new seedlings today for all of my systems. I wanted to grow from seed to avoid shock from being transplanted from outside to my indoor grow room. I chose Bloomdale Long Standing Spinach, Sweet Basil, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, Single Italian Flat Parsley and Evergreen Bunching Onion. I will be using a red/blue LED grow light over the seedlings until they are large enough to transplant to my other systems.
I have been so pleasantly surprised by both the quality and speed of growth provided by the aeroponic system. All the plants and roots are extremely happy and healthy. Not to mention tasty, too!
White, healthy and happy roots!
My irrigated pots are doing great and loving the sun! They all require different amounts of water so I am very glad I installed valves on each ring.
We cleaned out and sanitized the NFT system to prepare it for summer plants!
Make sure to extensively rinse the system of all cleaning products – and then rinse it again. Anything other than water left in the system will affect your plants.
So fresh and so clean – can’t wait to fill it up with summer herbs and greens! Updates to come!
The tomato and bell pepper seedlings are doing great in the SA Food Bank garden!
Recently planted chive, parsley and Chinese cabbage growing beautifully!
Rainbow Swiss Chard is ready for harvest!
For the sake of “before and afters”, here are a few photos of what was planted last week for the San Antonio Food Bank!