After three + weeks of neglect – or should we say “no maintenance”, the lettuce and the chives just keep growing. In fact, the letuce under the LED Flood light has come a long way, and may have outgrown the Philips bulb if they had started at the same time, but neighboring plants, the actions in the soil and other factors may have contributed to its growth as well.
Starting to get bitter though, so we cut down the lettuce and will be starting some tomatoes from seed. Since all I have is Roma and Beefsteak, those will be what will go in. The best tomatoes for indoor gardening are the dwarf and the cherry type, which I will be choosing for the next set of experiments. The soil was dry down to about one inch, but there was no drying of the leaves on the lettuce. A couple of strands of the chives were brown but the plants continued to send out new blades.
All cut, we had 4.5 oz. of lettuce leaves from what turned out to be four plants, not just two, and 1.4 oz of chives or onion greens (chives are actually smaller that these greens, as these were “pearl onions that had started to grow, so I placed them in with the lettuce).
Once the tomatoes start and I remember to check on them, we will update the site again, unless we begin dabbling with something else.
If you are interested in performing your own experiments, the lights we used were the Philips 12.5W LED bulb, and the LEDwholesalers 10 Watt LED Waterpoof Outdoor Floodlight, found in big box stores as well as Amazon.
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