Planting Calander

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Starts stalled

Lesson learned. My starts, after shooting up and looking great after a couple days, slowed down then turned yellow on the top of the starter leaf and purple on the underside of the leaf. The plants stopped growing.

After adjusting the water. Schedule and adding some compost tea mix to the water to increase the NPK levels, they are off and running again. This has taken a few weeks off of their growth.

I went to my fallback plan and hit the master gardeners sale again.
I put them in the ground last weekend. It has gotten cold again and the plants cold use some cover.

I will post the types in the ground soon.

Tomatoe starts

The digital thermostat hooked up to the heat mat has fully automated this with precise control.
I drilled enough holes in the box to drop the temperature down to lights on 72 degrees. With the mat, I am able to hit germination temp of 80 degrees, day grow temp of 75 and night temp of 65.
Ambient temp outside the box is 45 degrees at night and 50 in the day.

Sprouts are healthy and germination rate is 95%.

With the dome I