Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hydroponics nutrient "recipe"

Several people have asked for my nutrient mix recipe, well here it is.  It is not original by me, I learned it from mhpgardener on YouTube but it works amazing. 
This mix is added to five gallons of water (preferable rain water or well water).  This is the strength for tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. It's almost half for lettuces and cabbages. 

12 grams of master blend 4-18-38
This can be purchased online from  

12 grams of calcium nitrate. This is also purchase from morgan county seed

6 grams of magnesium sulfate ( Epsom salt!). I purchased this at ace hardware. 

Mix these three thoroughly in a five gallon bucket. 

Here is what my tomatoes looked like when we started back on September 6. 

This is what they look like today

Here is a picture of our blooms. 

Here is a picture of how big the leaves are. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I love "suckers"!!!!

Today I went to greenhouse to check on out hydroponics unit and found a pleasent surprise. My suckers that I cut off of our indeterminent tomatoes had successfully rooted. 
Check out the size of these roots!  We cut this sucker on Friday Sept 27.  They are over 4 inches long. This is amazing!  I love hydroponics. All I did was cut it and placed it in hydroponics solution. 
This tomatoe plant has grown over 18 inches in the last 4 days !!!