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7 weeks from seed to salad – indoor hydroponics

In Gardening, Ikea Live Lagom by Lisa asd

In a nutshell –  how quick it is to produce your own salad indoors, even in mid winter.  48 days after planting seeds we have a good crop  we can start eating this weekend.

They are growing in the darkest room in the house, under Ikea VAXAR lights, bought as part of the Live LAGOM project. You can read about the set up of the hydroponics unit here.  If you spend a lot of money on bagged salad you might be interested in how cost effective it could be to grow your own salad indoors.

Our seeds were planted on the 9th December 2016.

The shelf that needed some cheering up



Day 3. December 12th 2016, growing seeds in the plugs

 

Day 8. Stage 2, December 17th 2016, transplanted seedlings

 

After 1 month under the VAXAR light we nearly have salad ready

One month on – January 10th 2017. After 32 days under the VAXAR light we nearly have salad ready

 

48 days from seed to salad

48 days from seed to salad

Crispy lettuce/red romaine lettuce green romaine lettuce

Crispy lettuce/red romaine lettuce green romaine lettuce after 48 days

 



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