In my other project, I showed you the progress of growing herbs using my AeroGarden Harvest 360 unit. My next test is to monitor growing lettuce in Mr Fothergill’s HydroGarden to see any difference between the two systems. Finally, I will be planting Mr FotherGill’s lettuce seeds.
The name of the unit I am testing is Mr FotherGill’s HydroGarden. We purchased this from Bunnings in South Australia.
17 March 2021
I took a photo on my iPhone of the front of the box
and the reverse side of the box that contains the product’s features.
In the image below, you will see the assembled HydroGarden unit.
Bottled water has been used rather than tap water. My reason for doing this is because I want to keep the steps as close to the same procedures as AeroGarden. Every Day I will take a photo of the seed pots to see what is happening.
Day One 18 March 2021
In the image below, you will see the seed pot. Not much is happening as it is only day two, but I thought I saw a little activity; the seeds look to be hatching, so I checked it through my magnifier on my iPhone. The roots appear to be sprouting.
Day Two 19 March 2021
Day three is now showing some signs of early growth. The seedlings are still tiny, but soon, we will see them much better.
Day three 20 March 2021
The Lettuce seedlings are more visible. I’m starting to notice much faster results with Mr FotherGill’s HydroGarden unit. It took between 5 to 14 days for some seeds to show in the AeroGarden.
Day four 21 March 2021
I can’t believe how quickly these lettuce seedlings have started sprouting.
Day 5 22 March 2021
From the images, the results of growing lettuce in a HydroGarden appear to be much quicker than the AeroGarden. However, I haven’t tested growing lettuce in my AeroGarden yet, but I did the herbs.
Day 6 23 March 2021
I could not believe the results when I got home from work. My new lettuce is starting to come along very well. So well, I’m beginning to think I may have put too many seeds in each pot. Oh well, I may need to thin a few of them out. If you’re wondering what the colour tinge is in the image, it is the LED grow light, red bulbs and white ones. The red in the grow lights help leaf growth.
Day 7 24 March 2021
Today I changed the water in the receptacle. I added fresh water and plant food. Unfortunately, I haven’t taken a photo as they are all starting to look the same.
Day 8 25 March 2021
Day 9 26 March 2021
The lettuce seedlings are coming along really well, and it looks like I will need to thin some out. I planted too many seeds in each square.
Since I last took this photo above, growth on the lettuce to the right began to change. My seedlings don’t look as healthy as before; in fact, they appear to be dying. Then all of a sudden, when I looked the other day, I noticed a come back on some of the leaves. I know I have put too many seeds in each pot, but I have slowly been pulling out the weaker ones to make room for thicker stem growth.
On a Final Note
In comparison to the AeroGarden, Mr Fothergills HydroGarden seeds did germinate much faster compared to the herbs I grew. Now all I have to do is to grow lettuce in and AeroGarden.
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