Blogs

Tomatos

It has been a while. I have learned a lot about hydroponic tomatos in the passing days. The tomatos I grew in the aerogardens were bland, no taste. Only had one that had any flavor and I wasn't about to tie up an ag for another one. 

I bought an ebb and flow system and decided to try toms again. 

I started with a Prince Edward black tomato (it was a sample included in a seed shipment for various lettuces). I found out:

a) I was using nutrients at too high a level

b) not the best tack to use an indeterminate variety of tom 

Major Changes for the lettuce gardens

For the moment, I have only three systems in operation: an 'old' aerogarden from last year growing herbs, one ag that I am using as a seed starter: absolutely the best seed starter so far (mainly because I'm now using an ebb and flow system). The aerogarden allows a good long root system to develop. When they are moved to the ebb and flow buckets, the roots are already long enough to reach the flood line which is a few inches below the top of the bucket and under the clay pebbles (Hydroton).

All lettuce online

All three lettuce gardens are online: all are deep water culture, save maybe for the lettuce in the GH Rainforest. I have an AG one still going but it looks totally stunted. I did not get much out of it, the weather is getting warm, sticky, and I don't think they like it. I don't think the dwc plants will last long either. However, I am going to try and swap tubs out, start one as another ends. 

I am currently working on growing strawberries in an AG ecogrower, drip system. I am collecting materials, the plants should be here in a couple of weeks. 

Bad blogger

I think I am as unorganized, disorganized in keeping track of my plantings as I am in everything else. Of course, the result is that I have some lettuce plants that do not do as well in  hydroponic settings. However, they still taste good while they last. Keep in mind, typing this hurts... literally due to an old injury. However, I keep it up as I refuse to let it deter me. 

First try at AeroGarden!

Braelia's picture

Ok, first of all, I am a total noob at this AeroGarden "etiquette" but I'm not THAT much of a novice about plants. My mom got my AeroGarden at a garage sale for 5$! Probably the person who was selling it wasn't aware of the real price of this little miracle thing. Anyways, since it is early in the year, none of the market in my town have standard seeds like carrots, cucumbers, etc.

We'd like to introduce ourselves

Portable Garden Systems LLC's picture
Portable Garden Systems LLC is a small manufacturing company owned and operated by American Veterans. PGS produces stadium style tiered wooden planters in various sizes to accommodate space requirements. Our garden system can be used to grow herbs, flowers and vegetables almost anywhere. Our planters are manufactured by American Veterans, and our ultimate goal is to employ disabled veterans in every aspect of our operation. We trust our product will enrich both the lives of people who grow with our system as well as those who manufacture and bring our garden planter to you.

We Love our AeroGarden

tdgglobal's picture

 We have just completed our first entire grow season of the orginal herbs of basil, thyme and dill. I must say that I couldn't be happier with our unit. I received my aerogarden as a Christmas gift and love it so much that we now offer it on our website http://www.hydroveggies.com. We have posted a few YouTube videos of our garden and have posted a few blogs about the wonderful recipes.

Staten Island senior dibbler

Hi!!!

 Here we go for 2011. The snow is gone, the yard is still a bog but the Crocuses and Daffs are well on their way to a spectacular bloom.

Inside we have started some heirloom tomotoes, lettuce & assorted herbs in peat plugs.

We also have 3 AG's going, an AG's cherry tomatoes in one, a Gourmet herbs in another, and in a garden starter we planted a heirloom cherry tomatoe, basil, and romaine.

Pix of the garden starter is attached.

How long does it take for the Mega Cherry Tomatoes to turn red?

We have lots and lots of green Mega Cherry Tomatoes on our 2 plants which we started in our new 7-pod Aerogarden Extra on Dec. 25, 2010, but none of them are red yet.  The temperature has been between 50 and 85 degrees F. required; actually, between 65 and 85 degrees F.  But it's been about 73 days since germination so we think they should be red by now.  Any suggestions from anyone?  Are we being too impatient?

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs