Return to the Hydroponics Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Hydroponic Salvia D.

Posted by winterpeg_man z3a MB (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 21, 03 at 13:24

Has anyone had any success with growing Diviner's Sage in a bubbler..or any other aeroponic or hydroponic setup? I am thinking a 5gal rezevoir and 2 airstones, plastic mesh pot with clay pebbles and the salvia d. rooted in rockwool. I plan on using organic nutes .. Anyone try something similar?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

Yes, Salvia D. grows very well in hydro, but it grows very fast ! I recommend a 250 Halide or (400 if, you can raise it up high.) The leaves will burn under constant intense exposure.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

Tried it in a Waterfarm-type system, an expanded clay filled bucket that has nutes pumped to the top of the bucket every hour. I used a 400w MH raised almost to the cieling so they wouldn't get burned and they grew like crazy! Hydro+Salvia=too much salvia real fast. lol! If it's for more than just yourself hydro will satisfy, if it's just for you I'd only do 1 or 2 buckets.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

Where can you get salvia seeds? I saw one place that sold cuttings and small plants but that was in canada, (I don't know if they will arive in georgia in good condition, and they have not had any in stock. any ideas?


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

Also does any one know the appropriate n-k-p concentrations for Salvia?


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

I found somthing sugesting 1000-1600 uS/cm to grow salvia. I think this is millisemens/centimenter but I don't know how that relates to ppm, which I am more familair with.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

There are a few places in the states who sell cuttings, do a few searches and you will find them fairly quickly. I cant remember the webpage addresses right now but I know I found 3 or 4 willing to sell to US customers. And from what I have read the seeds are almost always non-viable..ie wont germinate.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

yup, the seeds are rare and don't usually grow. There's 2 clones of S.D. floating around. 1 is the Wasson clone, the other is the Blosser/Palatable clone. I suggest the Blosser/Palatable clone variety if you have a choice because it really does taste better than the Wasson.

As for PPM, don't run much higher than 1100-1200. They grow good in that range.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

well looks like it has been almost a year since the last post so just for fun look at the online auction and search for salvia. im geting a new bubler with my tax return just 4 salvia from there. well since it is my first post, just let you all know that im not lazy, just have no caps key.


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

Anyone have any experience/expectations of using an Ebb & flow system with Salvia D? Also, what nutes would you recommend water supply?


 o
RE: Hydroponic Salvia D.

does any one no if salvia does well in nft?and the older lower leaves turn brown why is this


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Hydroponics Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here