Monday, July 8, 2013
Journal July 8, 2013
The pump is rather large, and operating in the relatively small confines of a 5 gallon bucket it has a tendency to heat the liquid. To compensate for the heating I decided to run the pump 15 minutes on and 30 minuets off, 24/7. This cycle should be ideal for olives, as they prefer to be on the dry side.
Two cuttings were taken from the Arbequnina olive tree to experiment with; both were dipped in Clonex; one was placed in the cloning unit and the other was planted in the garden under the shade of the blue berry bush.
At this point I have three aeroponic units, and all components are interchangeable. Also, I ordered a spinner, shown above, for less than four dollars to experiment with in these units.