Dried out salads' leaves (Aerogarden Harvest)

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Lorenzo88
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Dried out salads' leaves (Aerogarden Harvest)

Hello evreybody this is my very first post here as i have just started my new adventure with Aerogarden Harvest.

It's been exactly 8 days since i have started the garden but i am starting to see things which i think are not a good sign. In particular i can clearly see the salads' leaves to be dry or kind of burnt (i think i might have to lower the lights?) or eaten by insects in the worst case scenario. Are you guys able to form any advice given the pictures below? Thank you very much!

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I would thin to one plant per

I would thin to one plant per pod - eventually. But you can get away with two for a while. Then eat one and let the other grow.

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Yeah i will try that too,

Yeah i will try that too, already changed the water and domed all the plants. So in my garden now i have 5 salds (including lettuce) and 1 genovese basil which on the top right corner. I am missing some terminology for sure but how come can i have more lettuce plants than pods? (in my case i have 6 pod-holes with 6 sponge-baskets which for me are 6 plants, does it make sense to you?)

Thanks again for your help! : )

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Oh, that's also possible,

Oh, that's also possible, that the lettuce is just adjusting to dry air. If you used very light nutes in the first place, that could be all it is. If you want, you could put the domes back on them half the day to baby them. But they'll toughen up.

By "pod" I meant one of the sponge-baskets. So if there are 7 pod-holes in a Harvest, you'd want 7-14 lettuce plants.

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Thank you very much Ginger i

Thank you very much Ginger i will try to do as you suggested! ( i was also thinking about himidity as the salad i still have under its dome is seems to be doing fine). By 1-2 lettuce plants per pod do you mean that i should have in total two lettuce only my Harvest garden?

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Hi Lorenzo, welcome!

Hi Lorenzo, welcome!

Two things. One, your nutes are too strong. That causes the browning you see. Baby lettuce can't stand much nutrient. So, you should dump the reservoir and refill with plain water. After a day, add back about a quarter of the normal dose of nutrient for the next two weeks. That's enough for lettuce seedlings.

Two, thin to 1-2 lettuce plants per pod.

Your lights at this point should be at their lowest possible setting.

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