Arugula – Roquette

arugulaMar 10, 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 (1/4 tsp) Dyna-Gro 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.

Mar 12 = Day 2.  Plant germinated, placed directly under a fluorescent light (2 ft. T8 bulb, 17W, 6500k) for 16 hours per day.

 

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Mar 19 = Day 9

Mar 22 = Day 12.  Installed plants into 3.5-gallon bucket.  Hydroponic solution composed of 3.5 gal (13.2 L) tap water, 7 g MasterBlend 4-18-38, 7 g calcium nitrate, 3.5 g magnesium sulfate, 0.7 mL Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt, 3.5 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.

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Mar 29 = Day 19.  Thinned to 1 plant.
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Apr 7 = Day 28
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Apr 19 = Day 40.  This poor guy is getting crowded out by some adjacent lettuce!
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May 2 = Day 53

May 4 = Day 55.  Began harvesting lower leaves.

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May 26 = Day 77

May 28 = Day 79.  Harvested all remaining leaves.  Total fluid used = 2.9 gallons (for 3 plants).  Final pH of fluid = 8.0.

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