The chillis are now a month old, and today was the first changing of water and pump cleaning. They appear to be growing well.
Two and a half weeks in and all the pots have at least one plant growing now, some have two. There’s one that’s far behind, and still has a plastic mini-greenhouse over it, but that should come off tomorrow or Sunday when the leaves start to properly spread out.
Just a quickie to note that on day 7 of trying to grow chilli plants hydroponically, I have noticed sprouting in 2 of the Cayennes. It’s very difficult to see what’s going on under the growing caps there, so there might be movement in some of the others, but I don’t want to disturb them yet to find out. I will update as and when I see any changes.
So, planting season is upon us, at least for hardier plants and those to be grown indoors. As such, this years first planting of chillies went into a hydroponic propagator yesterday. Potting compost arrives later this week, and garlic should be into a regular propagator by the weekend.(more…)
Let me start by saying this is new, and that there will likely be a load of bug fixes over then next few weeks. So any comments I make about bugs are likely to be fixed… I hope.(more…)