My winter garden

le_castorFebruary 9, 2010

Hello to all I just wanted to share a picture of my current interior garden with you all.

Sincerely,

JS of northern Quebec.

Setup

Left

1 600W 4K lamp electronic ballast 220v

1 small MAG pump

NFT 6 inch with one water stick per plant 4 inch net pots

for a total of 24 plant sites

Right

1 300W LED lamp 220v

1 Big MAG pump to drive the hybrid NFT/Aeroponic

NFT/Aeroponic 4 inch individual sprayer for a total of 30 plant sites 2 inch holel

Common

Large soupe tank (150 liters ?) with float valve

1 pump timer

1 lamp timer (220v)

1 fan

3x3x6 foot with curtains

Direct southern window (left system)

PPM (350 to 550)

PH (5.5 to 7)

Soup change more or less once a month

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rosessecretgarden

Good that's a professional indoor garden!
Please share what plants are you trying in there?

    Bookmark   February 10, 2010 at 9:24AM
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le_castor

Hello,

Thanks for the comment and the interest !

So, on the left side...

we have 3 different tomato plants (approximate name since I'm not presently at the country house...)
Pear Tomatoes - Small golden yellow grape - Great tasting !
Tiny tomatoes - Extremely small red-tomatoes very firm and sweet
Cherry tomato - Small size 1-1/2 inch tomatoes - Great tasting
Going towards the center we have 4 basil plants 3 green basil an one purple  Great tasting and very nice flowers if we give them a chance :)
At least 2 parsley plant one Italian and one common.
On the end of the left side the 2 kinds of lettuce.
2 red leaf lettuce (magnificent for dressing a antipasto) and the rest are Romaine lettuce.

The right side is 70% romaine lettuce.
3 plant are coriander  Great taste and smell
2 sites are use to clone other plants (tomatoes, house plants...)
3 sites are for the young lettuce. Now growing are big thick Boston like lettuce.
And the rest is for the young beefsteak tomatoes they are great for the morning breakfast :)

Initially it was more diverse. But the introduction of a parasite (from a exterior plant) toke away the sweet peppers and one Brussels sprout plant that was so beautiful.

The reintroduction of the peppers is in progress and one Brussel sprout is coming about slowly growing in the aeroponic side...

The thesis is : No monoculture ! Â So we keep a minimum a 5 diffident plants going. The yield is good except for the tomatoes that are average but it is expected. We have them essentially the to make clones for th main green house to make 50 tomatoes plants in the summer.

We love the garden, with all the light, it keeps the moral up in the winter days ! I must say it gives us a lot more than it was expected on so many different aspects (social, technical and of course the summer taste).

PS : I'm the technical guy. My Mother is the botanist.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2010 at 8:12PM
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rosessecretgarden

Wow that's a great collection le_castor.
That's really impressive!

Cherry tomatoes are my favorite :)

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 11:30AM
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le_castor

Thanks a bunch !

    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 6:43PM
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