Robert Millward @farmerbob46 ?

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    http://usagardener.com/how_to_grow_vegetables/how_to_grow_lettuce_leaf.php is a great lettuce info site. I don’t see any real short cycle species but a good seed catalog might have more info. Having young plants every couple of weeks might lower the speed requirement.

    Lettuce is lettuce: organic or not.What you will find from growing inside is no insects, little disease, slightly faster growing if the temp is well regulated for what they need, no bolting, etc.

    Just figure one small head or flower every 50 days and divide and multiply accordingly to get bowls per week.

    Lettuce leaves will not, if my memory serves me well, regrow from the base. It can be harvested from one head over several days but I think a better choice would be to harvest the head and transplant in a new one from a starter bed to keep things moving.

    Welcome aboard. I applaud anyone who actually has the motivation to do this. If everyone did it would take a huge pressure off the highways and gasoline stations.

    In reply to - Cody Rauh posted an update: I am having difficulty navigating the site to find the information I need, and have several questions. - Is there a species of lettuce which matures for harvest faster than 30 – 45 days? - What is the size of organic lettuce vs. commercially grown? - How many slots/bottles would I [...] · View
  • Robert Millward commented on the blog post Benefits?   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Plants cool the air, sweep carbon-dioxide, and enrich oxygen and increase humidity. The garden also beautifies the area. For each of these that is good (i.e, will not add to operational expense) you can give credit to the garden.

  • Robert Millward commented on the blog post Wick Hybrid System???   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Stagnent water yes and dry roots. I am sure that the roots must be damp but not immersed to absorb and inflow the oxygen and nitrogen. If the air in the pipe can be kept at a very high humidity it might work though off the top of my head I can not think of [...]

  • Robert Millward commented on the blog post How to set up a t-valve airlift.   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Make that “oxygen and nitrogen in more volume than nutrients”.

  • Robert Millward commented on the blog post How to set up a t-valve airlift.   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Wow!! I saw the physics of this almost immediately. What a great design. The location of the T-valve relative to the top of the water reservoir is probably the key. Too low and the water pressure puts too big a spurt into the post-T-valve tube and the air pump will lift it too slowly. Too [...]

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