Day 1

We planted our seeds on March 11 around noon. Before we planted the seeds, we mixed the nutrients and prepped the rock wool for plated. We soaked the rock wool in the nutrients for a few minutes so it could absorb all the nutrients and the seeds had a better chance at growing. Using three cups that we turned into net pots, we put a half of cup of clay pellets into each and then put the rock wool into the cups. We then finally planted the seeds and tested the Ph of the plants. The Ph for the strawberries was suggested to be around 5.8-6.2, ours was at 7.1 A teaspoon of “Ph Down” later, we had lowered the ph to 6.1. Lastly, we had set our lights to shine on our plants for 6.5 hours everyday.

14 thoughts on “Day 1”

  1. Why do you guys only leave the light on for 6.5 hours? Do you think they might grow faster if the light was left on for longer? Also, so far the system looks great and you have really surprised me with how the strawberries are doing! Great job!

  2. I think its awesome that you guys are kind of taking a risk and going for the strawberries. I am kind of anxious to see how they will turn out. I hope you guys are successful with this hydroponics system.

  3. Can you give us more information about your system design? Is it a water culture system? Also describe the environment you have it planted in since it’s unique compared to other groups.

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