Monday, November 19, 2012

and so continues the lettuce gutters…

Lettuce gutter #2 was planted today. Another bed of mixed greens. Will look awesome once everything sprouts.

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The rest of the kids are doing well.

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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.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rain gutter lettuce

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.


Almost winter…

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…

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Two tomato plants, both pear, one red and one yellow. There are actually two of one of them, not sure which one. It will me a surprise!

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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.

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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…

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Easy to see how they are stepped down. So far gutter one is working well.

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.

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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!