Saturday, November 17, 2012

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!

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