Saturday, October 24, 2009
Parris Island & Silva lettuce growing indoors under lights.
Although the greenhouse is still operational I decided to begin the indoor gardening season by setting up a small system to grow lettuce.
The system in the photo above has a small pump feeding a central distribution hub with tubes leading to each cup, with the pump cycle being one hour on and two hours off. Additionally, I am running a small air pump to an air stone 24/7.
Two types of romaine lettuce have been placed in the system, Parris Island and Silva, both of which were started from seed on 10/6/09.
The TDS is 890 with a pH of 6.5, and the photoperiod will be 14 hours. The light is a 125 watt compact fluorescent 6500K, which yields about 1500 foot candles at plant level.
Contrary to what my detractor, Doktor, wrote in his comment regarding the Sure To Grow trial; the above information is not intended to teach hydroponic gardening.
The purpose of this blog is primarily a journal for my own reference, and records what has, or has not, worked for me.