Monday, January 9, 2012
I discovered today that I need to check my water levels more frequently as my plants grow. I noticed some withered leaves, so I check the water and it was below my root level. I guess now that the plants are larger, they are using more water. I need to check the water level about every 3 days. I rigged a long tube (50 feet) that runs from a laundry sink to my hydroponic bins. I have it routed through the ceiling in the basement. That works well for replenishing the water. My city water is about 7.0 pH level, so I always have to adjust the pH after adding water.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
"Death by over feeding" --That's what the coroner's report would have read for my poor spinach. Lesson learned-- The recommended nutrient use amount on the bottle is not for your plants. Never trust it. Research what others have been successful with for the same plant. Non-fruiting plants require much less nutrients than fruiting ones do.