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

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