I got a Neem oil spray to combat spider mites, and it killed my seedlings. Not at all great, especially since it is an organic liquid, whose bottle says HEY NO PROBLEM. Houston, we have a problem.
I haven’t had much time to post things lately because the lettuce is absolutely exploding. Production has quadrupled in the past month. So not much time for picture taking. However, we found this little guy chilling out in the greenhouse today. I’ve never seen a frog (toad?) this color before. Anyone know what it is?
Accidentalfarmer posts are great.
Things you find on the farm.
I wonder if it is made with petroleum.
Hydroponic equivalent of a field of lettuce.
Harvested a ton of basil and dill tonight. Replenished 4 new lettuce seedlings in my unit also. About half of my tomatoes are about to ripen. The cayenne pepper plant has so many flowers I don’t see how it will hold itself up, but we shall see. They are turning out to be textbook perfect looking plants. This continues to be more fun as I learn more and make positive changes. I also added another 1000w light to the tent, which the next addition will be a better exhaust system. I will upload photos soon.
Tomatoes and peppers are booming! I need to extend the piping between the buckets, as they are becoming way to close together. And two of the tomatoe plants need support as they are leaning over. Like I’ve stated, I’m learning, but hope we can learn together as I post. I’m going to position these better tonight with the added room and hope I don’t hit any more brick walls soon.
Well, we learn as we go, and definitely learn from our mistakes. A cucumber plant should never be planted in a 2” pod next to dill, and an eggplant the same. It was growing to be a massive presence, and had to be snipped. I found that the root structure had become so thick, that it clogged the whole channel, and was even growing into the drain which has clogged and has caused the channel to overflow. I will post some picks of where it was, the roots, and the aftermath shortly. Growing these plants indoors was a success, but in the wrong pods and without adequate space. The lettuce is done, the cucumber and eggplant are laid to rest. Now, how to position the tomatoes and peppers? I still have rosemary, dill, & basil in my herb unit. Brick walls and mistakes bring answers and creativity. :)