A couple new things happened this week with my vegetables. First, Tom noticed that my broccoli plant was looking a little depleted and chlorotic, which signaled that the pH of my hydroponic table may be too high. I added 1/4 cup of vinegar to a half gallon of the hydro water, mixed it around and put it back into the table. I think this is helping, I may have to cut off the chlorotic parts.
This was added, along with 10 more grams of nutrients to table 1, on July 13th. I left for the weekend, and man did my veggies grow!
Time for harvest!
Ruffled Lettuce - .044 - 4.4 grams
Smooth lettuce - .054 - 5.4 grams
Pac choi - .019 - 1.9 grams
Red chard - .029 - 2.9 grams
Total - 14.6 grams
Ruffled Lettuce - .027 - 2.7 grams
Smooth Lettuce - .016 - 1.6 grams
Pac choi - .053 - 5.3 grams
Red chard - .043 - 4.3 grams
Yellow chard - .029 0 2.9 grams
mustard greens - .016 - 1.6 grams
Total - 18.4 grams
Observations: More yield was collected in Table 1. A greater variety of vegetables were collected in Table 1. The hydroponic table has a denser yield but less variety.
Lettuce plants are producing more yield in the hydroponic table.
One thing I did notice is that the Red chard that was harvested in Table 1 is very red in color. The red chard that was harvested in the hydro plot is not red, is basically white veined. Does this relate to anything?