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Hi,  its great to find this website & blog!  I've had a few Aerogardens and just bought a Farm Plus.  smiley

I'm happy to know there is a solution to tomatoes not doing so well.....  as soon as I get your book I will know what things  I need to buy... PH meter, etc...   and the concept of completely replacing water each time you feed it??  WOW, I have not tried that yet, but with 2 days left to "feed day", I will replace all the water!   I am using distilled water (Arizona tap water is SO hard, its almost full of rocks!!)

In the meantime, if anyone sees this and has advice on growing Recao/Culantro, let me know.   So far in the Aerogarden for 12 days, everything else sprouted but the teensy Recao/Culantro seeds that I planted in three new pods/w/fresh medium -- they not only did not sprout, there is a bit of grey mold growing in one of the pods.  ADVICE WELCOME!!!

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Thanks for the ideas Ginger. 

Thanks for the ideas Ginger.  I will keep my eye out for your updated book. and get rid of the mold.

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Welcome, Renee!

Welcome, Renee!

I need to update that book. (Like, I plan to do so for release next month - it's been 5 years.) My EC meter died, and I got tired of screwing with pH and stuff. These days once a tomato is budding size, I use Urban Farmer Texas Tomato Food, and cut down on the futzing. It's a one-part organic nute, dead simple, works great.

I can so relate to the crunchy water. I don't need calcium supplements, right? :) I think you'll see a big difference replacing the water each time. Tomatoes really foul their water.

Sorry, I've never grown Culantro. Grey mold, however, is Not Good.

One thing you can try (assuming you don't want to toss the offending pod), is mix a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with maybe a cup of water. Dab that with a Q-tip to remove any of the furry bits, hopefully not soaking the seed with the H2O2 solution. You can dump the leftover solution into the reservoir to cut down on microbes and oxygenate the water a little more.


 

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