Whats in the Greenhouse?

Hydroponic GreenhouseWell time for an update on some of the plants. Hmmmm guess since I never told you what’s in there this will be the first post with an inverntory.

5″ Rail aeroponic/hydroponics


Hydroponic Bush Tomato Plants

Bush Tomato Plants

The first set of plants I started were in the 5″ hydroponic rails when they were out in front of the house. I bought all these plants from flats at Home Depot. I started with the following:

  • 3 Bush Early Girl Tomatos
  • 1 Carmen Sweet Pepper
  • 2 Bonnie Green Bell (Sweet Hybrid Pepper)
  • 2 Bonnie Yellow Bell
  • 3 Zucchini Squash – Golden Down (I really wanted summer squash but grabbed wrong flat)
  • 3 Zucchini Squash – Black Beauty
  • 2 Bush Pickling Cucumber
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 4 Brussel Sprouts

I believe all were started March 30th

Hydroponic Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

First impressions is that I am impressed how everything is going. Almost everything is growing wild, shooting up all over the place. Exception being the Carmen Peper, it is struggling with yellow leaves but still pushing along. The other peppers look healthy but not growing as fast as everything else. I will be doing some pruning on the tomatos this week as well and considering moving them to a bucket, their roots are out of control!

3″ NFT Hydroponics

Hydroponic Lettuce

Hydroponic Lettuce

The 3″ system was built for all the leafy greens. So far I only have two rails turned on, the first with 13 heads of lettuce and the next with 13 heads of kale.  I want to say the lettuce was moved in about April 13th and the kale was about the 20th. Plan on spinach and herbs soon, but having an issue with getting spinach sprouting in the seeder (the dont like me). The lettuce is going great with a couple exceptions (maybe 3 pots not doing well) and the kale is doing most excellent.

Up and Coming

Hydroponic Cucumbers

Hydroponic Cucumbers

Yesterday I put in the first bucket of the bucket aeroponics system and transfered 3 cucumber plants from the seed tray. bought a flat of Honeydew Melon and have 2 cantaloupe seeds about ready to move. Not to mention the yellow pear tomatoes, brandy wine tomatoes and cherry tomatoes that have sprouted nicely. They should be ready to move next week if not sooner.

SO I better get moving, I have 5 more buckets to finish up and get installed. I’ll update everyone on the progress in about a week. Let me know what you think in the comments or any questions you may have!


  1. Mom II says:

    Jeff, this is amazing. Wish I were there to see it in person. What’s really funny is that your site has an ad for a Reno hydroponics store. Don’t think I’ll ever go there … unless you are here! LYB! Mom II :o)

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