Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hydroponics update

I had to take out a few non-performers. Buttercrunch did not work, probably due to me using tomato nutrient mix, when I should've used "lettuce mix". (  I'll get it right next time).
Certain tomato breeds started out good, but later all the leaves kinda curled up, but were still green. No idea why. They are clipped off at the base now. Gone.

The one tomato "breed" that exploded was the Red Robin. It's a giant, finally showing a few blooms. This plant is shading over the remaining plants in this tub.

Bok Choy (various spellings of this plant)... has been doing great (even on the tomato mix).  We've harvested leaves twice for meals, but these plants are still thriving.

Cukes are blooming like crazy, but I nearly let the nutrient level get too low. Refilled all three tubs today with about 8 gallons of nutrients mix.

I really need to get a few new seedlings started.

Okay, that's all folks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Buttercrunch lettuce... epic failure

Only The Strong Survive....!!!

I yanked out all my sickly lettuce today...murdered the whole lot.

Due to me not mixing the nutrients correctly and using tomato nutrient formula for lettuce, I ended up with some leaf edge "rot". They were growing great for around 33 days since seedling stage... But eventually all of them developed brown leaf edges.
Oddly the park choi has not shown any leaf edge issues.
Oh well. The tomatoes and cucumbers are doing good so far.
Starting over on more lettuce soon...WITH the correct nutrient mix.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

31 days after transplanting...lettuce leaf edge rot??

Sunglasses added for scale

Bok Choy (pak choi?) Is doing great.
Other lettuce strains not good. Leaf edge rot of some sort. I'm thinking it has to do with my tap water. Realized too late that you have to pay attention to ppm levels. Gonna try to start with rain water next time.

Tomatoes and cukes doing good too.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sold my 1984 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser today.

Had the Craigslist ad running for several weeks. Finally someone in my area showed interest and bought it today. $3,500 cash.

Waaay too cheap, but I really need to get rid of some cars. TXDOT vehicle appraisal has this car with 168,000 miles valued at $6,000.

These old Land Cruisers, when totally restored bring $45,000.. believe it or not!!!

Happy buyer drove it home.

Another hydroponics update coming soon.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Lettuce Explosion

17 days after transplanting...
27 days from seed planting.
Buttercrunch lettuce
Pak choi lettuce
Various tomatoes

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Growing, growing, growing!!.....and dog ACL surgery.

Just "set and forget"...!!!

I still need to figure out a slick and easy method to construct a trellis for the cucumbers, and supports for the tomatoes... but I'll come up with something.

My good boy "Mojo" has been limping for a few months. Turns out he has a torn ligament in his rear leg (called ACL in humans). $3000 later he is beginning a long, slow 12 week recovery period. He's pretty miserable, and I've got to stay nearby 95% of the time. Short outdoor leash walks ONLY for potty time.

He had me sleepwalking with a flashlight around the yard this morning at 3:30AM. Fun times.!! And he just sniffed and walked around. Never did any business.

Had to build a quick ramp, as he can't handle steps for many weeks.

Okay....Dat's It..!!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Indoor hydroponics...update pics

It's been about 2-1/2 weeks since I planted these seeds in the grow cubes. About one week since I transplanted from seedling tray into nutrient tubs and net cups.
Roots are reaching down into the nutrient solution.

I think I transplanted about a week or so too early, according to some YouTube vids. But everything seems like it's okay. Time will tell.