Hydroponic Onions Trial 1

Here’s a progressive report of my Hydroponic Onions.

October 28, 2013 (Day 0)

Since I’m confident that I could grow seeds from a foam/sponge, I got my onion seeds started on small sponge cubes.

Since I noticed that the sponge cubes I made before was too large, I made smaller again. This time around 1 cm cubes.

Smaller sponge cubes
Smaller sponge cubes

Placed one seed per sponge cube.

Onion seed in a sponge
Onion seed in a sponge

Then placed them on a ice cream container, poured water and settled them in a cool dry place away from the rain. Continue reading Hydroponic Onions Trial 1

Hydroponic Sili Labuyo Trial 1

My progressive report on my Hydroponic Sili Labuyo. This is trial 1.

Updates

  • October 17, 2013
  • October 21, 2013 (Day 0)
  • November 1, 2013 (Day 11)

October 17, 2013

I brought a Sili Labuyo seedling from the farm to the house. This seedling came from the Sili Labuyo seeds we started on August 21, 2013.

Sili Labuyo seedling I brought from the farm
Sili Labuyo seedling I brought from the farm

October 21, 2013 (Day 0)

I transplanted the Sili Labuyo seedling from soil to a hydroponic setup (Kratky Method) with the filling as charcoal. Continue reading Hydroponic Sili Labuyo Trial 1

Starting Pechay Seeds on a Foam/Sponge

I’ve been watching a lot of youtube videos about hydroponics and one of the things that I notice Hydroponic Farmers have are seed starters like rockwool. What I’ve noticed about them is that they look a lot like a foam or a sponge and somehow had the idea of starting my seeds on a foam. So I did more research on growing things on foam and found out that you actually can. But there are still a lot of questions on my mind that I never read or watched on the videos. Plus what is written on the internet is really not enough, I still have to prove things on my own so I did it.

My 3 styrofoam cups where I put my pechay seedlings that grew on a foam
My 3 styrofoam cups where I put my pechay seedlings that grew on a foam

 Can you start seeds on a foam? The answer is YES! And I have done it.

How did I do it?

I went to a general merchandise shop here in Roxas, Palawan and looked for a dishwashing foam and found one. The yellow one is 5 Pesos/piece (4″ x 3″ x 2″) and the blue one is 10 Pesos/piece (8″ x 3″ x 2″).

The foams I bought from the General Merchandise Store
The foams I bought from the General Merchandise Store

Then I cut the yellow one into 1″ x 1″ x 2″ and cut a 1/4 inch deep slit on the foam so I could place my pechay (Bok Choy) seeds on them. Continue reading Starting Pechay Seeds on a Foam/Sponge

Transplanting to Hydroponics: Sili Labuyo Alive and Dead

We transplanted 2 Sili Labuyo Seedlings (Bird’s Eye Chili) on September 25, 2013 and I get to check them out yesterday (September 30, 2013). So 5 days after one of them is dead and the other is still alive.

The Alive One

The Alive Sili Labuyo after transplanting to Hydroponics
The Alive Sili Labuyo after transplanting to Hydroponics

I was very happy that at least one is alive after 5 days of transplanting. The leaves are now greener and healthier. The roots have also added in their number. It just feels great to do something succesful.

The roots have increased their numbers.
The roots have increased their numbers.

What we did when we transplanted this 5 days before was we placed it on plain water that we get from our faucet. We did not add anything to it. Continue reading Transplanting to Hydroponics: Sili Labuyo Alive and Dead