Cucumbers Grown in the AeroGarden - Episode III (A Change of Nutes)...
After two previous grows (successful to a small degree), using the General Hydroponics Flora Series (micro, grow & bloom) I will now change tact and use different nutrients...
What I'll use now is FloraMato which seems more suited to growing cukes. The FloraMato I will use is in liquid form and has to be mixed with FloraMicro (normal & not hard water variety) - I cannot get the one-shot dry formula.
I've worked out the dosage for the AeroGarden and it follows below :-
EC Plant Phase Approx. Weeks FloraMicro FloraMato
0.85 Seedling 1 3.2mL 3.2mL
1.6 Small to Medium Growth 2 to 5 6.4mL 9.6mL
2.1 Medium to Maturity 6 Onwards 9.6mL 12.8mL
As per my other grows, my Classic AG is modified. I have taken the whole water pump and stand out, I have an airstone supplied with an air pump producing bubbles and aeration. I am using rockwool for my substrate and this has been placed in an AG6 pod which is longer, the original smaller Classic pods have been dispensed with. I will not be using the standard light hood, in it's place is a 125watt CFL grow lamp in the blue (6400K) spectrum.
The lighting cycle will be 16 hours on and 8 hours off.