DAY FOURTEEN

I really struggled to work out which day we are on. It seems like nothing really happened in the last 4 days, although a lot has been done. I did

DAY TEN

I replanted the vine again yesterday. If it survives I thought it would be a miracle… I am not 100% sure, but I think it may be budding… see below.

DAY NINE

Everything is now set up. The left set of lights will come on at 05:30. The right set comes on at 07:00. Each then runs for 12 hours. Before the

DAY EIGHT

Major redesign on the tubes, thank god I did!! The previous design had 4nr 2mm holes every 1cm… I decided (because the drill packed up…) to instead switch to notches

DAY SEVEN

Last water was at 10-10:30pm last night. The soil this morning… It wasn’t dry but it certainly wasn’t completely saturated either. I’m guessing that the point of hydroponics being to

DAY SIX

Already worrying, although I hope in a useful way. I think I need more gravel mixed in to the top layer of soil. Effectively I put maybe 2 inches of

DAY FIVE

So the vine has arrived and in time honoured tradition, a tradition that spans all of a day. I have named her Karen the Cabernet. Here she is in her

DAY FOUR

So, been having a think, and researching… I found a good article here: It is extolling the virtues of growing naughty stuff, but it does suggest that there is research

DAY THREE

This is going to be a very interesting project. I have been doing a bit of a deep dive on the figures, and also getting historic weather conditions for decent

DAY ONE

Be wary of what you buy. I thought I was buying 4 x 88 led bulbs… I got 4 x 44 led bulbs! However I am suitably impressed by the