Mary's SS6 Salad Grow Log

I was going to hold out for the master gardener kit and do some custom stuff but my trip to US is delayed by 1 week till weekend of Apr 17/18.

I could not wait so while showing my Mom how to do a water change for her SS6 herb kit which had a fair bit of residue after 2+ months, I started my SS6 in her living room on Tuesday to give her a bit more lights for her seedlings..

She had lots of tomato seedlings and promised to share them so I went with a mostly salad bar set up in my AG, leaving tomatoes for outdoor or container since I am not sure even the cherry tomatoes will do that well with 3 pods in a SS6.

I planted:
3 salad green pods from salad green kit
1 pod of Musculun using a recycled mint pod (but not sure if I got out all mint seeds since I could not really find them)
1 pod of arugula from her failed Chive pod (I put about 6 seeds in)
1 pod doing seed starter for her coreopsis using Kleenex and very quickly replaced by rockwool same afternoon.  I will take them out at about 6 weeks...

I am using the lettuce seed kit nutrients...
 
The musculun and arugula is from a seed diversity / seed savoiur program
http://usc-canada.org/what-you-can-do/seed-saviour/#Anchor1
 
Weekly photos in summary:                                                                                                     
Week 0Week 1Week 2 with 1 week old Gradn Rapid lettuce in Rockwool

Week 3 Day 21 before harvestWeek 4 Day 28 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 week, 1 pod of Grand Rapid Lettuce in rockwool replaced the coreopsis in the SS6 but it is not doing well compared with the others at sam age.

The Grand Rapid Lettuce had been replaced again but neither grew very well.

 

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MaryH (not verified)
Looked at Mom's garden and

Looked at Mom's garden and for the mini-roses we planted out, 3 of them has buds now and they confirmed what Mom remembered of the colors / locations (I completely spaced out on which color where).  The cuttings has some roots but not that prolific so might leave it for a couple of weeks until Mom has her operation and see if they need to be potted then.

I think my Mom want to protect them over winter and see if they would survive outside till next year.  If not the 5 mini roses was only about $15 and we have some cuttings now, although not sure if we have all 4 colors.  If they do winter well, this would solve part of her flower plantings since we are trying to move more into perennials / berries with columbine, rhododendron, lilys, Hydrangea (new this year), clematis, goji berries (I know it is a berry but it flowers and had red fruit so looks pretty when it is not flopping all over the place), raspberries, ground cherries (not pretty but tasty), and the new Saskatoon berry.  I think she is feeling it more this year so we are trying to move the garden to more easy to take care of and perennial plants.

 

 

 

 

 

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All the best Mary!    Pot

All the best Mary!    Pot on!!

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Good luck with them! Though

Good luck with them! Though if the cuttings already have roots, I'd just let the roots get to a likely-looking size and put them directly in the soil.

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MaryH (not verified)
Probably pots / containers. 

Probably pots / containers.  Mom planted (or I at her directions) out the 4-5 mini roses I bought her plus one she had from a few years ago but the colors are no longer distinguishable except for the one with the white rose still.  We have some empty containers and for some recent repottings have been using 1/3 top soil, 1/3 mushroom compost and 1/3 vermiculite initially and now doing 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 mushroom Compost and 1/3 vermiculite.

Have not been that successful with the first attempt of 2 Stevia cuttings so might give Aerogarden a whirl and see.

 

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Which are they going to grow

Which are they going to grow on in?

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MaryH (not verified)
Took a look at her mini roses

Took a look at her mini roses cuttings and they seem to have rooted in an large yogurt pot of water already after 2 weeks so not sure if I should put them in AG or just do a straight pot in soil.

 

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Four months is a very long

Four months is a very long run for lettuces and greens - well done!

Doing someone a kindness is always a great project. Great to hear from you again, Mary!

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MaryH (not verified)
This has been looking a bit

This has been looking a bit sad since my Mom got out of hospital since it had been a bit neglected while she was there.  Things did not improve that much but I was trying to let the arugula go to seeds but gave up on it finally.  I am retiring it this weekend since the 2 remaining lettuce and 1 arugula is pretty sad looking after 4 months.

I have been starting to travel again on project and with Mom not feeling completely well and having her hands full with her outdoor garden, I am debating between putting the AG away till fall or use it to grow some rose and herb cuttings for her.

 

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Aha! I finally found the

Aha! I finally found the Picasa subpage again, where it shows my current disk usage vs the limit. After around 15 months of use, 73 albums, and ghu knows how many pictures, I've now reached... 50% of my free gigabyte. (It's under Settings | Storage.)

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Gisette:  Not possible.  The

Gisette:  Not possible.  The entire bowl's are full of roots.  I'll just have to wait it out. 

Enjoy!

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