Table 1 (the table with the peat mixture) is really starting to grow strong! I watered and put 5 grams of the nutrient mixture for the first time on July 4th. Both red and yellow chard are the strongest, Each plant seems to be doing well. I do not think they are "bolting" and going to seed. I will be doing another watering with the nutrient mixture tomorrow, as the soil and peat mixture seemed to dry up over night. I have a feeling I will be watering and adding the nutrient mixture more often now as it starts to take shape. Also, to my surprise this morning, I found some animal tracks in the soil. Just another variable in this experiment.
The Hydro table is doing well also, but not as prolific as Table 1. You can see that the swiss chard is doing well also; the green lettuce is growing very strong in the table.
I haven't added any water yet, the level looks to be good right now.
My garden plot is growing, slowly! I fear that we did lose a red lettuce either to the heat or to an animal. I have been sprinkling it every day along with my regular vegetable garden.
Short post today! I think we will be harvesting Table 1 soon!