Sunday, December 16, 2012
. Lettuce doing great as well as all the other plants!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Lastly rain gutter two had some germination issues and they were my own fault. No worries, I will seed some more and gutter three is not to far off. Gutter one looks great! Salads will start happening very soon.
My plants are growing fast enough that soon I will need to work on my second grow stand. I knew I would need one but didn’t figure on it this fast.
Growing is fun!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Lettuce gutter #2 was planted today. Another bed of mixed greens. Will look awesome once everything sprouts.
The rest of the kids are doing well.
And lastly, our newest addition, arugula and tom thumb peas. The peas should be fun, they grow in to a small bush and should be well suited for container gardening.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Here is a quick photo that shows all three gutters in their brackets but before the top one was planted. Thought it might be helpful to understand how I am doing this. If people are interested I might be making and selling this sort of setup. In various sizes to meet peoples space limitations. If interested leave a comment. Thanks.
Here we are in November, months after my last post. Martha’s business has been very busy, and that is good since I do not have work at the moment. But something will show itself for me I am sure.
In the meantime I am trying my hand at indoor gardening. So far so good, here are a few photos…
Another view, showing three hot pepper plants (the small plants) and to the far right is a mung bean. I sprout them for Martha and I and also our parrot loves them! So I thought what the heck, let’s grow a mung bean plant.
This I am very excited about, rain gutter lettuce! This is gutter number one, there are three and they will be succession planted about 3 to 4 weeks apart. They are roughly 45 inches long. I actually made three of these holders to support the gutters and to also tier them. Here is a photo of one bracket…
We also have basil, parsley, thyme, green onion and rosemary growing. The basil is not on the grow rack, it has it’s own homemade light stand and 10” clamp light. It has a 6500k CFL bulb.
Currently everything is being grown with CFL bulbs in homemade reflectors. The bulbs are 6500k and 23 watt each. 4 sets of 2 bulbs, 8 total. Things are growing well so far. Updates to follow.
Go grow something!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Martha and I have tried to stick with our healthy lifestyle. And for the most part we do. I am guessing about 80% of the time we are eating healthy and raw. Tonight we watched on Netflix a documentary called “Food Matters”. If there is nothing else you ever read or watch, please please please take the time to watch this documentary. It is perhaps the most important thing you could ever do for your health. If you wish to purchase this DVD you can find it on Amazon and or visit this site to buy it directly…
Eat right and make a change…