After only 15 days from start in the DIY aeroponic system the tomatoes have been transplanted to the DIY 4 port system shown below.
Pix is darker the I would have liked. iPhone has no flash and no light lux app and Hydrofarm Xtrasun Metal Halide System with a MU400/U bulb system creates cool rainbowie pixs when on.
1/29/2010 PCV joints arrived for my grow corner. It will be 4' x 4' x about 6'. Three sided and 10' tall. Will pickup 1" pipe later this weekend.
1-31-2010 Finished setup in the initial pcv frame. Went with simple. Frame is 3' x 2' at the base and only 5' tall at the point in time. Used the corners in the earlier picture. The fit of the pipes were firm so did not glue them together.
Setup pully system for the light.
02/10/10 Two additions to setup extended height to 10' and built mylar panels for back and sides. [Click pixes to enlarge]
Where to start? Mylar panels are hinged so here is an open view.
The heart of the structure is the same 2' x 3' x 5' pcv box. First removed the top and the connectors on the top replaced with 4-way fittings to allow building up.
Also installed a tomato grow line for each plant. Note the clamp just below the first set of double branches. The clamp is then connected to the grow line.
More coming soon...