'It’s alive! It’s alive! IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! BY THE NAME OF GOD, NOW I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE GOD!' — Victor Frankenstein
Ok, maybe that’s going a little overboard, but this collection of parts thrown together is the newly completed hydroponics system! It is finally up and running, after many fixes and work–arounds we have it going. With no leaks and the flows balanced, it was time to plant it out.
Instead of planting seeds and then growing them into seedlings before placing them into the channels, I made the decision to seed–up directly into the channel and fill the system immediately. It would take an extended period of time to grow the 360+ seedlings needed to fill all available positions, so this way we should get a lot more produce, a lot faster.
Since that would have taken me two days to do by myself, I sneekily chilled some beers down (by leaving them outside for two hours) and lured the rest of the Davis team to the ‘hydro’ building with the promise of refreshments on Friday afternoon. My ploy worked. Suckers! Actually, I just thought it would be nice if everyone had a hand in planting some seeds, a little ownership if you will. With the help of the whole team, every position was planted out in just an hour and the system had its inauguration.
Thanks to everyone who was involved with building the system, and helping to plant it out. Cheers!
My plan is to run the GoPro in there for 90 days and make a timelapse of the herbs and salad greens growing, it should be great! I will keep you posted.