We had to do a Blog post in celebration of the first day of Spring. YEAH! It’s finally here. Hope yours was a happy one and you’ve started thinking about what you’re going to plant this year. You know it doesn’t matter what you plant into, dirt, water, a grow bed; or if you don’t have land and aren’t ready to tackle aquaponics yet, then maybe one of those famous EarthBOXES.
They are available on our website so go take a peek at the Videos here: http://www.aquaponicsusa.com/Aquaponics_USA_Earth_BOX.html
Or maybe you’re ready to take the leap into the one food-growing technology that really makes sense because it grows both food-fish and veggies using the same water. When all is said and done, Aquaponics is the supreme way to grow food. Here’s a peek at the new Food Forever™ Growing System we just introduced that duplicates our most popular system and turns the FFGS-20 into the FFGS-20-20. We can hook multiples of the FFGS-20 together to make an ultra FAMILY SYSTEM.
Back in our Growroom Lab we took an interesting series of shots of lettuce growth in one of our Growroom Grow Beds. This Growroom has a FFGS-40 Food Forever™ Growing System in it, which means instead of two 120 gallon tanks, it has one 320 gallon tank with four Grow Beds.
The first shot above shows the growth of our seeds after one week of growth. These seeds were planted directly into the Grow Bed and allowed to sprout right out of the bed. We experimented with this quicker form of seedling planting but have decided it isn’t as reliable as sprouting seeds in rockwool cubes and allowing them to grow out in their seedling trays for a few weeks and then planting them into their Grow Bed. Above is the same Grow Bed after the seeds have been growing in the bed for two weeks.
This third picture shows the same Grow Bed after three weeks. This gives you an idea of how fast plants grow in a Food Forever™ Growing System. Remember, this is growth from mere seeds, which were placed into the Grow Bed without having been sprouted.
Do you see something different about the light? During this three week experiment with these lettuce seeds, we switched our indoor lighting from florescent lighting to LED lighting. That’s why you now see this pinkish glow in our Growroom.
We now have four of these LED Grow Lights over our four Grow Beds and are using LED’s exclusively. I’ll be doing a Blog post about these LED’s and show you how well they are working in a future post.
This beautiful first spring day is coming to a close. God Bless the folks in Acapulco, Mexico where there was a big quake today; and God Bless all of you who are reading this post.
Stay Safe and Get Growing