It’s a long weekend for me (Canada day – huzzah!), so I’m really phoning this week’s post in so I can get oot and aboot. The wife and I are making super-deluxe poutine tomorrow with ALL the fixin’s (sour cream, onions, bacon, smoked meat, cheese curds [of course], and 2 types of gravy), and I’m SO excited to laze around, eat poutine, and drink beer tomorrow. I racked my brain for something simple to write about tonight and decided I’d snap a few quick pictures of my plants that I’m growing under my DIY LM561C strip build and share.
Overall, things are going pretty well under this light. I’m growing lettuce, kale, basil, swiss chard, and a cabbage (why not?). The lettuce is thriving – the color of it is a beautiful burgundy and green, and I’ve already harvested from it twice.
The kale is a complete failure – I’m not sure what it was, but the first three plants died very quickly after they sprouted, and the last three are just barely holding on, though I’m about to put them out of their misery. I’m not sure what the problem was; everything about the nutrient solution in that container was the same as the other 3, but the plants didn’t like it and the solution had sort of a film on the surface of it.
The basil is chugging along. I just topped each of the plants at the second node today and took a good handful of basil up to the kitchen. We’re going to try making pesto next week with this harvest, combined with our outdoor basil haul.
The swiss chard and cabbage seem to be doing quite well. These roots are incredible! I love the look of the red swiss chard roots.
That’s all for now. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and see you next week!