Operation Grow Lettuce & Spinach for Turkey Sandwiches. Day 1

Our goal is simple, we just want some green on our sandwiches, but getting there is going to be the tricky part.

For our hydroponic system we chose to use a Floating Raft style. The reason for this was that it would help keep costs low, and it’s a very K.I.S.S (Keep it simple silly!) like system. By using a basic system, it might not have all the bells and whistle, but less variables should mean less complications! The basic system is based off of a 10 gallon container, a fitted piece of Styrofoam that floats freely to show water levels, and six containers for our plants to reside in. Also inside the container is two air stones. The reason for two is that where other systems take advantage of moving water, ours runs the risk of running stagnant, so to off set this two stones were used. (Basic System is Pictured Below)

The next topic on are agenda is the choice of what delicious greens we wanted on our sandwiches. We have elected to go with spinach and a mixed variety of Lettuce. 20 of each seed were picked out and are currently germinating at this moment, there current growth will be in the following post. (Seeds being used are pictured above)