brown leaves on some

by Sue
(NH)



Stella,
I am growing different things with my hydro system. It holds 15 pots and I have tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, strawberries and assorted flowers. I have attached two pictures, one of my totatoes, which are doing great, the other of my strawberries, which are doing not so great. I have the MH light on them for 15 or so hours a day, water four times a day with the nutrient mix that you suggested on your chart. My PH level is 6.0. So everything is doing great except for the strawberries, which as you can see the leaves are starting to brown on the edge. So I am wondering if maybe it is not such a good idea to have a mix of different things growing in one system? Do you think the strawberries take a different mix of nutrients?
I also have another question. I also have the HPS light but was curious what to do when my plants start to flower and I have to change to the HPS light, what will that do to the other plants that do not need the HPS light. Thanks for your help!!
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Answer from Stella:

Hi Sue,
We have not yet experimented with hydro strawberries, hopefully someone who has tried will also answer your query. Strawberries are a little tricky as they have an extended growing season.

You might find this page informative: Hydro Strawberries

As far as your lighting question, try to wait til most of your plants are flowering to change over to HPS. If they are not cooperating in that manner, go on and change anyway, HPS will not harm your vegetating stage crops.

Hope this helps!

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