Feb 26, 2016 = Day 0. Plants started from seed (Botanical Interests). Seeds sowed in 1.5-inch rockwool cube in 2-inch net-pot. Moistened with dilute fertilizer solution: 1.2 mL Dyna-Gro Liquid GROW 7-9-5, 0.8 mL pH Down per gallon of tap water. N-P-K (in ppm): 22-12-13. pH = 6.0.
Feb 29 = Day 3. Plants germinated, placed directly under a fluorescent light (2 ft. T8 bulb, 17W, 6500k) for 16 hours per day.
Mar 12 = Day 15. Installed plants into 5-gallon bucket. Hydroponic solution composed of 5 gal (18.9 L) tap water, 10 g MasterBlend 4-18-38, 10 g calcium nitrate, 5 g magnesium sulfate, 1 mL Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt, 5 mL pH Down. N-P-K (in ppm): 103-41-168. pH = 6.0. Plants moved to indoor grow room, receiving 9 hours LED grow light per day, plus 3 hours sunlight per day.
Apr 2 = Day 36. Thinned to 1 plant per net-pot, also trimmed plants back to encourage branching.
May 28 = Day 92. Added 1.0 gallon fresh hydroponic fluid.
Jun 5 = Day 100. Harvested all leaves. Processed the leaves along with pine nuts and olive oil to make a fine pesto sauce, which was frozen away for later use.