We’ve been struggling to get our basil bed to grow properly. We have done water tests and tried to adjust nutrient and pH levels in our beds. But I think we’ve finally figured out why we keep getting chlorosis (yellowing in the leaves). Pythium.
You can see my attempts to bring my deep water beds under control after my computer irrigation pH meter fiasco. I have since re-calibrated it and it should be good, but I’ll be monitoring it by hand more astutely from now on. (I hope it only takes one major crop disaster to learn a lesson […]
This morning I added acid to all the float beds. I always find that adjusting the beds after having the water in them is difficult–the amount of biocarbonates in the bed seems to vary quite a bit, so sometimes I can add a lot of acid and make no discernible impact, other times I see […]
It is supposed to be a day-off (or at least a very slow day) but given the problems we have had with our injectors, I wanted to come and check the levels of our grow beds. Many of these were just filled early in January and may have been filled with poor fertilizer because of […]
Hydroponics is simply growing plants without soil. If you can imagine a way to grow a plant sans soil, you have thought up a hydroponic system. That said, there are a number of hydroponic systems that have emerged as standards with countless variations emerging from them. I’ll discuss some of the common uses of those […]