Yay! Got my new AG Ultra LED and plugged it in tonight.
First planting: test run.
- fantastico tomato for the long haul
Temporary test plants:
- toy choi
- Nevada summercrisp lettuce
- Red Sails looseleaf lettuce
Started in 0.7 EC Urban Farm Fertilizers (UFF) veg formula in rainwater. Because that's what I fed my other AG's today. No special plan.
The temporaries are just to test out my new Aerogarden and the LED's. The red lettuce especially should tell tales about the light strength, and I've grown all those plants before. They'll be long eaten and forgotten before a tomato fruits. But! This is a fast tomato:
This is a 2014 AAS winning hybrid - though I bought the seed before that. This was my next pick to try growing a tomato inside. Opinions seem to vary - some say it grows up to 3' if trained, some that it trails up to 18" from baskets, some that it's 15" tall and 18" wide. Some say it harvests in 50 days from transplant, and is determinate. Some say 60 days, and produces all summer long. Some say the little plant somehow produces 350 1/2 oz. grape tomatos of exceptional sweetness (12 brix?)
Well, let's see.
1024 - first ripe tomato 2/8, age 12 weeks, terminated grow 7/4, age 33 weeks