Quick update, been busy busy busy, everything is growing great! I had to make a few changes and I removed a few strawberry plants (gave them away) cause I needed more room for other plants... My lettuce should be full grown very soon!! Also news about the race soon!!!
Rockwool sprouts in 2 days, lettuce... By the way I wanted to mention, I got a whole bunch of work done on the time lapse camera and it works, just having a couple issues nothing major, and we will have time lapse video coming right up!!! The great part is that it is on my PcDuino demo board, so it's relatively low cost and low energy consumption.
@greenhouse it's #hydroponics ...No dirt, only water and vitamins... Check my profile, everything except for the strawberries in the dirt in my front yard is hydroponic, right now the strawberries are racing... Hydroponics vs. dirt
Trying again... Vitamins/fertilizer will arrive Monday... 10 plants... Germination has begun (for documenting purposes) wish I knew #hydroponics was a huge learning experience... I didn't like my old germination station so I built a new one...
@purplebird idk if u have one of the jiffy types or anything like I used to have... Well the reason... It was very flexible and seemed flimsy... I wanted a durable and sturdy structure for starting my plants... I need to add a vent on this so I can open and close... Closing is the big issue for warmth... Opening them when they sprout is good for seedlings to get a co2 oxygen mix occasionally, and your supposed to harden them to room air before removing them from the germinator
#hydroponics sad day... Plants are turning white, never seen anything like it... Plants might not survive, I think the problem is they are not rooting, I am unsure, but I will be taking a trip to my local hydro store and asking questions...
Update: plants are still growin... i wanted to mention, im going to be setting up my raspberry pi board and adding a camera for 1 of 2 pourposes, either live stream 24/7 of my hydroponic setup (so i can monitor remotely, or share the joys) OR setting up a time lapse circut and setting a 30day timer to automatically post a timelapse video on its own setup account... not sure which way to go, or.. i could add sensors and automate or remote control my hydro system.... choices choices...
Oh my the things you can do today with technology. Technology can be wonderful if use for good and watching out for side effects. You are way over my head. I play in the soil, I like the feel of it and the sun on my back. But what you are learning has many uses and it is good that you are interested in learning it. I like watching.🤗
Day 12 lettuce, is it just me or does it seem like they grow fast but days are longer when you are waiting, specially if you are hungry and waiting to eat them lol jkjk. I want to track progress for each item im growing in #hydroponics cause im going to grow outdoor soon and want competition between plants.
I noticed also the color change, possibly from new growth, but also when i added water the ph spiked to 8, and i was busy thru the day and realized i should check, and i dropped it back to 6... i know it was a shock to the plants because a strawberry plant fell over, but picked itself up a few hours later, i was amazed when i saw that... lmao!
10 days with different lights the evidence is obvious, the red and blue grows bigger longer, lengthy plants... the full spectrum grows faster!! So i think ill mix both types of light in the future... check the pics, i have 20 plants all the same seed, and the ressults are obvious on both sides of the #hydro system. Will see what hapens again at harvest time.
Tip for us watching, the very bottom of the photos (site problem on everyone's photos) is dark. So try not to put important things in bottom "fringe" of photos.🤗 Plus you get the season writing over it too!
Comment : I learned with succulent care that longer stretched out plants is a sign of not enough light. Is this what you are meaning or are you saying purple light= bigger growth, full spectrum = faster growth ? I am never good at seeing the obvious anymore brain has slowed down with health problems.🤗
Ok, good to journal observations but good to put what u think it might mean too. OK if wrong can update conclusions as more is learned. These not final conclusions, just letting us know what is in your mind. I am sure your complete notes are elsewhere but nice to follow what you are getting from your observations. You have done this on other posts. Just making observation of my own. 🤗