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 Post subject: Indoor Lettuce Grow
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:26 pm 
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I'm really liking this system and method of growing.

Got back from a short vacation (and break from the damn cold) to explosive growth and great tasting leaves.

Had a couple salads tonight and they were great. I added a gallon of water on our return, but everything else was perfect and no worries. I love being able to leave and not being concerned with leaks, drying out, toolittle sun etc.

I'm prepping seeds for another DWC run for continuous lettuce. The seeds are a mesclun blend and we are looking forward to the varieties that sprout.

DWC or raft is definitely the way to go for lettuce.

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 Post subject: Re: Indoor Lettuce Grow
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:29 pm 
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DWC seems to be a "set it and forget it solution" for several things. I had tremendous luck in the greenhouse last year with cucumbers and I'm going to do just DWC in the greenhouse this year, cucumbers and tomatoes. Maybe one setup of lettuce. When I do lettuce, I don't recirculate the nutrient solution, just apply air. With the cukes and tomatoes, I'll recirculate.


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 Post subject: Re: Indoor Lettuce Grow
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:18 am 
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mikestuff wrote:
DWC seems to be a "set it and forget it solution" for several things. I had tremendous luck in the greenhouse last year with cucumbers and I'm going to do just DWC in the greenhouse this year, cucumbers and tomatoes. Maybe one setup of lettuce. When I do lettuce, I don't recirculate the nutrient solution, just apply air. With the cukes and tomatoes, I'll recirculate.


I am anxious to work some "outside" systems this year. I don't have the light intessity systems to do cukes, tomatoes, or peppers inside as of yet.

"Set it and forget it" is a great term for this.

Hoop house or greenhouse is in the future...I see no reason for it NOT to be completely hydro.

Thanks Mike.

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