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 Liquid Grow, 0.8 mL pH Down per gallon of tap water.  Nutrient concentrations (in ppm):  N 22, P 29, K 16, Ca 6, Mg 1.6, S 0.2, Fe 0.3, Mn 0.2, B 0.1, Zn 0.2, Cu 0.2, Mo 0.003, Ni 0.0003, Co 0.005.  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, 53 mL 250x Masterblend 4-18-38, 53 mL 250x calcium nitrate, 53 mL 250x magnesium sulfate, 0.7 mL Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt, 3.5 mL pH Down.  (This solution is equivalent to 3.5 gallons water, 7 g Masterblend, 7 g calcium nitrate, 3.5 g magnesium sulfate).  Nutrient concentrations (in ppm):  N 103, P 95, K 202, Ca 100, Mg 29, S 34, Fe 2.1, Mn 1.1, B 1.1, Zn 0.3, Cu 0.3, Mo 0.05, Si 4.  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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