Earlier this week, my husband added a homemade molasses/seaweed supplement to our hydroponic garden, and we think that we’re already seeing a difference in how the plants look. They were looking pretty great already, but they seem to be even better now. We’ve been harvesting greens from the garden since the end of August, and we should be able to start harvesting tomatoes and peppers in the next few weeks. We set up our system, including planting seeds, the first week in August. I thought I’d post some pictures of what it looks like now:
Cherry tomatoes that should be turning red anytime now; a bell pepper (there are lots more, but this is the biggest one so far); and a shot of the various greens we have growing (lettuce, bok choy, basil, mustard, swiss chard, and spinach).
As we get into October, outdoor gardens start to fade, and the weather report starts calling for overnight temps in the 30s. It’s so nice to venture into our crawl space now, and see all the plants growing. (especially since the crawl space used to be a nasty dark pit where we never went unless we had to clean the furnace filter or adjust something on the hot water heater).