Thursday, February 21, 2008
Here it is! I took cuttings of basil, purple basil, cilantro and dill from the aerogarden and planted them into coir. which is the ground up husks of coconuts.. The nutrients I'm using are derived from molasses. I added the stand in order to provide more room under the lights. I can get ~2 feet of clearance under the lights which are compact florescent Ott lights. (Ott designed the lights so pumpkins would grow under them for time lapse photography) I'm continuing to keep it all organic just like the aerogarden.. Herbs are the simplist thing to grow, since you don't want them to flower you can use just one nutrient solution and a constant timer for the lights... The media is flooded for 10 minutes 5 times a day. If the cuttings survive, I'll see how long I can keep harvesting before they bolt and then grow something from seeds... If they don't survive, I'll go right to trying seeds.