Saturday, July 31, 2010

Topped off around 10 a.m.

Well topped off the system this morning (was it this morning, seems longer ago than that) and it ran the CF = 15 so I added two cups of concentrate and it was CF = 22. The system was down about as far as I've seen it, less than an inch of water on the low side. I filled it.

Filling the system is easy. You just put the hose in and turn it on and wait until water overflows the side and starts running off the blocks the pool is sitting on. Typically then I check the nutrient level which is down because it has been diluted. The degree that it is down tells you a little about how much transpiration you've had.

Later this afternoon it rained and it must have been fairly significant because the CF went down to 18. Not sure how that worked so I'm leaving it alone until tomorrow. Meanwhile took another very small tomato off the system from the same section where I got the others. It is slightly split (annoying) and is only 1 1/4 ounces. They are way small. There are lots of larger ones coming along but they are all green.

Some of the garden tomato plants look really cool. I'm going to take some pictures tomorrow. One is turning red which is nice. August is shaping up to be harvest month, at least the beginning of harvest.

7/31 DONA 1 at 1 1/4 so total now is 5 at 7 1/8 ounces.
7/26 DONA 3 at 1 3/4, 1 1/2, and 1 3/8 for a total of 4 at 5 7/8 ounces.
7/20 SQUASH total 8 at 63 5/8 ounces.

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