Hydroponic Salad

aaronvb(8 pnw seattle)October 20, 2006

I have constructed a very nice greenhouse in my basement.


Location: Basement

Type: Green house

G/H size: 4'x6'x5'

Growing medium: Hydroponics / rockwool

System type: Gully - 6 Plants

Resivoure size: 12 gal.

System size: 15 gal.

Lighting: 1 - 400 W MH - 4 - 4' - 2 bulb, 80W floes

More details later.

Plants- Roman Tomatos, red and green lettice, acorn squash, cucumber and spinich.

I have had a few problems with the germination process. So far every thing is germinating with the exception of the New zealand spinich.

Any one have some insight or input for germinating this spinich or does it just take a long time?

I have photo's of the set up if you care to look at it AArons greenhouse (linked below) If you like I can post them here. If you have any questions or suggestions just ask.

Any help with the spinich will be greatly appreciated.


Here is a link that might be useful: AArons greenhouse

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You'll need to set your blog to public if you want people to be able to comment on it

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 8:40PM
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aaronvb(8 pnw seattle)

Thank you flyingz.

I thought I had it set to public, I just copied the link while I was signed in. If this one doesn't work I will fugue out what I am doing wrong. Don't worry about the name it is label a psychologist gave me so I just ran with it lol.

I did find what I was looking for from a note here about an article at mother earth news. I need to germinate in a cool/cold place. My frig is the wrong one.

The link seems to work in the preview.


Here is a link that might be useful: Aaron's Greenhouse. good link I hope

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 1:19AM
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I noticed you are growing cool crops with warm crops in the same greenhouse, Salad greens need cool temperature to succeed, but Tomatoe plants need warm temperature. I don't think you should mix these plants together in the same environmrnt at the same time.
About Spinach germination, seeds need 7-24 degrees celcius to germinate, and plants need 10-16 degrees celcius to grow well. They are tricky plants to grow.
I like your system and I wish you good luck in the neer future.



    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 7:37PM
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If you're having trouble germinating your seeds, i reccommend that you vist www.aquaculture-hydroponics.co.uk. One of the UK's leading retailers, their 'Learn About' Section provides lots of useful info on a range of growing topics. They have always been good to me.


Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.aquaculture_hydroponics.co.uk

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 12:49PM
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