Sunday, March 27, 2011
Swiss Chard coming up.
I am just about ready to pick the chard I have been growing in one of my new flood and drain systems, and it looks fantastic!
For this batch I ran the TDS at slightly over 1300 with the pH at about 6.5 and changed nutrients every two weeks.
Another change I am making is to reduce the photoperiod for leaf vegetables to fourteen hours. Also, for lettuce I am reducing the TDS to about 450 - 500 in an effort to slow down the growth, and by doing so I think I will get better tasting plants.
When the chard is harvested it will be replaced by beet greens, which are among our favorite pot greens. They are hard to find in the market, and expensive when you do find them.