Seems I'm a bit behind on updating this lettuce run. Yesterday was the 4th harvest from this grow. 1st was 3gl (15th), 2nd 1.5 (18th), 3rd was 3gl (25th) and yesterday was the fourth getting 4gl so a total to date is 11.5gl zip lock bags full, toss in the 1.5gl from the floro crop and thats 13gl of greens
. All but last nights harvests have been gifted out to friends and family, taking a really big salad to a dinner at church here in a few mintues from the last cutting.
Lettuce is one hardy veg. I've found out. Have been really busy like most of you folks and not been paying much attention to the hydrogarden. Rarely check the resv.s and not even done a nute change but I will tomorrow only because they've drank it half down and it's a 15 gl resv. Most plants would not be this forgiving of my lack of attention.
Another really interesting thing I found out last night when going through the plants was just how well these plants do grown under floro's. The 8 pots I had started back on the 10th or so of Dec. needed to be cut aswell as the plants under the HID. I might have to re-think running HIDs for lettuce. The growth is a bit slower, but not that much. The color is a darker green since it has a few more days between cuttings which has been my only complaint with the HID. Everything is basically the same except for the lights, throw in the costs of HIDs and those floro's can rock some lettuce.
One more tid bit I learned when cutting is I think I have a few seeds that aren't Simpson's. Will post a pic of 2 leaves and maybe some one can tell me what's growing on the left. That board is marked off in 1 inch squares so you can get an idea of the size of leaves grown in a 7 day period.
2nd Harvest 12-18
3rd Harvest 12-25
4th Harvest 1-01
Floro Lettuce 12-25
Floro Lettuce 1-01
Name That Lettuce?