Saturday, January 5, 2013
Journal January 5, 2013
Most tomato growers would probably like to try one of these:
This heirloom variety is simply one of the best tasting, best producing gold-red bicolors we have ever grown. On top of that, the tomatoes are stunningly beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 pound each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant. Indeterminate. 80 days.
With the light at sixteen inches above the plant I measured 5,000 foot candles and I will use a photo period of 16 hours. The initial nutrients will be Peters Professional with the EC at 2.20 with the pH measured at 6.2. I am using a self watering container and the media is agricultural perlite and coir.
The new 150 watt LED grow light is now operational and is being used to grow a dozen plants of a variety of lettuce called Green Ice. The seedlings are looking a little leggy, so I am thinking that it is time to replace the 24" T5 tube in the propagator. That said, a few days under this intense light should correct the problem and get them moving along.