My new hydroponic system - 11 days running

rayinpenn(6)September 24, 2012

As an experiment I planted a few sun gold cherry tomatoes. I chose sun gold because it is a fast grower- Johnny's says 46 days to maturity. I live in SouthEastern Pennsylvania and am battling declining tempuratures and sun. Now will I get fruit? I guess I'll see.

9/10/2012

9/21/2012 - 11 Days later

Lettuce my main crop

9/11/2012 This bibb lettuce is what my main crop will be.

9/21/2012 - 11 Days later. I have to wonder what will it look like in 10 more days?

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I was interested how romaine lettuce would do.

9/10/2012

9/21/2012 - 11 Days later

Here is a link that might be useful: Lots more pictures of my Hydroponic Garden

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halfway(5a)

You are getting some great results!

Is that a DIY system? If so, details?

The lettuce looks great and I'm assuming all these are under lights?

Here is a link that might be useful: My Hydroponic Adventure and Journal

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 1:10PM
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rayinpenn(6)

I bought the channels, lids and endcaps from growers supply (4, 8 footers) . The setup is in my little greenhouse and uses natual light only. Of course here in SouthEastern Pennsylvania I am fighting the cold already. When I walked the dog last night it was "pumkin cold" but my wife said it was over 100 degrees in my greenhouse today. I was married on Oct 8th and I'd swear it was nearly 80 that day...we shall see.

If you look at my link (above) You will see what I bought and how I set it all up. I think lettuce just loves the 50-70 degree range. My tomatoes and cucumbers are enjoying the warmth of he days. Now will I get fruit? I dunno but it sure is fun trying. Will There be time for a second crop? I kinda doubt it but my investment is quite small.

It's too much fun to stick my head in the greenhouse and be amazed at the growth. Colleagues in the office are shocked at the rate of change. I have had great success in my mini green houses with lettuce. This hydroponic setup opens a whole new set of possibilities.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 7:22PM
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CaptainZero

rayinpenn...

I tried your posted link to My Hydroponic Adventure and I got an error that said the page didn't exist.....????

Jim

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 11:16PM
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CaptainZero

rayinpenn...

The link is broken, but I got it to work by removing the /index.com at the end.

(and I mislabeled the link....rayinpenn, your link is broken, halfway's My Hydroponic Adventure link works fine.)

Jim

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 11:31PM
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rayinpenn(6)

Apologies on the broken link.
My web address is (tons of pictures - my hydroponinc setup and plants)

www.theprudentgardener.com

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 5:37AM
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halfway(5a)

Nice site by the way. Good info!

Here is a link that might be useful: My Hydroponic Adventure and Journal

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 9:41AM
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CaptainZero

rayinpenn...

I tried your posted link to My Hydroponic Adventure and I got an error that said the page didn't exist.....????

Jim

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 6:24PM
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rayinpenn(6)

Captinzero just copy and put this in your browser.
www.theprudentgardener.com

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 7:31PM
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halfway(5a)

CaptainZero...not sure why you can't access the link...it comes up fine, no broken link. Try copy and paste at http://frugalhydroponics.blogspot.com

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 10:28AM
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