STOP! If you have just arrived at this website looking for a floating raft system, you might want to go back to page one of this mini-farm plan.
NOW, let's get these babies growin'!
10. Time to transplant
your baby seedlings into the raft. Place the starter plugs into the net
pots and carefully pack around them with LECA (clay balls) to help
support each plant in its pot. Push the little net pots into the pre-cut
holes in the styrofoam raft.
11. Plug in the airstone bubbler and watch 'em grow!
This is about 14 days after transplanting
And this is full grown lettuces 22 days later
We had been harvesting the
outer and lower leaves of these Romaine lettuces for salads. We went out
of town for the weekend, turned the thermostat up and forgot to leave a fan on; the poor
darlings bolted! (No, they didn't take off, just went past their prime 'cause it got too hot).
Above you can see how the leaves are drooping out instead of nice and tight. We harvested the whole raft after we took this picture and had an enormous Caesar salad. Yum!
This is a photo of a different
type of lettuce from our large raft. Just wanted you to see what
happens to the roots. They grow down into the solution reservoir. Sweet,
neat and clean.
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