Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Journal April 7, 2015 - Start of Aeroponic lettuce grow
We selected red salad bowl lettuce to grow in our home built six pot aeroponic unit, which is basically an Aerogarden on steriods. And, as I accidentally broke the spinning spray head, I substituted a simple six head spray unit. Four replacement spinning heads will arrive tomorrow, but the substitution will work just as well.
When placing the seedlings in the net pot, I removed about 1/4" from the top of the horticube to accommodate fitting the collar around the plant. A small amount of hydroton was placed in the bottom of the net pot to provide support for the plant until the roots develop.
The system, which contains about two gallons of water mixed with one ounce of hydroponic nutrients, has been operational for several hours with no apparent leaks.