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Title: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: gardendoc on January 03, 2022, 09:27:37 am
Harvested my first peppers for 2022 ahead of last nights cold temperatures. Red and yellow biquinho, Tabasco and Aji charapita, according to Bakers Creek the world's most expensive pepper
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: gardendoc on January 12, 2022, 10:12:40 am
My New Years Day sown tomato 🍅 seeds have germinated nicely. Heirloom Siberian and various micro tomatoes 🍅. I sow the seeds densely, a tip shared by Joe Lamp'l and Craig Lehoulier on the joegardener podcast.
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: Tag on February 11, 2022, 08:59:40 am
Some nice peppers there Doc. I donít visit the forum much anymore but glad to see you still here.
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: CathyM on March 18, 2022, 01:33:08 pm
Very nice, gardendoc!  Have watched most, if not all, of your videos.  Glad to see you're still active on the forum.  I'm new to join here, but I've read lots of posts since I bought my first EarthBox late last fall.  Just got it set up several weeks ago with 8 mixed lettuce plants I started by winter sowing.  If the EarthBox works well for me, I will be purchasing more in the future.  I hope to learn a lot here.
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: gardendoc on March 21, 2022, 10:30:40 am
CathyM, welcome to the EarthBox obsession, I have 136
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: CathyM on March 23, 2022, 03:16:38 pm
I know you have 136 boxes, gardendoc!  Awesome!  I won't ever approach that many, but after eating some of my EarthBox lettuce the other day, I promptly ordered 4 more boxes.  I can see where it could easily turn into an obsession.

For decades off and on, I've tried gardening in the ground, mostly unsuccessfully.  I've fought with crepe myrtle roots from the back yard neighbor, root knot nematodes in my vegetable roots and moles too many times.  At age 70 now, with a bad back and a damaged nerve in my leg, it's too much trouble for the results.

Other than the initial box setup, this is so easy it makes me feel like I'm cheating.  I'll take it, though!
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: Kbore on July 25, 2022, 11:37:02 am
@CathyM,
Im starting a lettuce box.  What is your light source for your lettuce box?
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: gardendoc on July 25, 2022, 05:28:24 pm
If you mean for the propagation shelves I use LED shop lights from Walmart
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: CathyM on July 27, 2022, 08:34:42 am
@Kbore, I have no indoor light source other than a very bright south window. I started the lettuce outdoors by winter sowing, then transplanted them when they got big enough and protected them with row cover when it was necessary.
Title: Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
Post by: Kbore on August 08, 2022, 10:41:07 am
Thanks for the replies. I went with an Amazon sourced, 32 watt LED panel.  My space is 12" x 24" so size was a challenge if I wanted LED panel.  The height above the seedlings is producing a DLI of 13 @ 18 hours.  Already sprouted and growing lettuce!