Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Journal August 28, 2013 - Aeroponic Basil
The basil was grown in a greenhouse about a half hour's drive from our location; so I made note of the grower's name intending to call him to see if a visit was possible. When I called a few days later, I explained that I was also interested in hydroponic growing, had a small greenhouse, and asked if it would be possible to see his greenhouse sometime. The response was they allow no one to see their operation; kind of like it was Area 51 or something. Let's face it, growing hydroponic basil is really not rocket science, basil is among the easiest crops to grow hydroponically.
The crop above is Burpee's Plenty, which is being grown aerponically. This variety is one of my favorites, as it has large leaves and does not tend to flower too quickly.
As the summer winds down, I am working less and less with the greenhouse, gearing up for indoor growing. To that end, I have started seeds for Giant Marconi peppers and Trust tomatoes to be grown in tents during the winter. For this upcoming project I will be using a new plant support system, that I think will be ideal for indoor growers.