Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Sept 16, 2018 1:41:40 GMT -5
Quick preview: I got rid of the paneling from HomeDepot that was basically drywall i tried using before. I ordered new custom 26" X 26" paneling, in this case PVC panels 1/8" thick (was going to order 1/8" white acrylic that didn't let any light through, but my main plexiglass supplier was slow, so switched companies and PVC was cheaper from them. Looking good so far. Think I'm gonna try to buy some easy removable hinges for the door. More updates soon. Plan on using this for upcoming winter tomato breeding projects.
Looks interesting! Gathering that's an LED on the door? Concerned about airflow? Thanks for sharing!
Thanks. Yeah, the opening is where the door will go. Im going to see if i can use lift off hinges. The led light is on the roof of the old paneling that was terrible. I'm going to put it on the new ceiling when i get a chance.
Not too worried at this point about airflow, but potentially i will eventually cut some fan holes (with one-way rubber strips) and turn this more into a "MIT Food Computer", basically a more controlled environment that can help regulate temperature and humidity a little better. I guess the fancy ones can even have higher CO2 levels somehow for better plant growth.
Most of the "Food Computers" on the Open Ag forum are using hydroponic or high pressure water growing for theirs, and while i played with some fog misting ideas this summer (makes a good rooting chamber) i think I'm just gonna use soil.
Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Sept 16, 2018 23:49:32 GMT -5
Another preview: i got the LED light mounted on the new paneling. Will have to wait until i receive my hinges and can rig a door up. I got both another white panel and amber plexiglass for UV filtering. Not Sure which i will like better.
Here is my food cube up and running. Not much right now, but it's something. Looks like my domestic tomato cutting is either dying or got overwatered or both. The wild tomato cuttings did not root and died unsurprisingly.
I found a "happy accident" squash from my Hopi White seeds. I found a hybrid with 'Wild Pueblo' as my Wild Pueblo seeds were lost. So perhaps i can recover something with the best of both worlds. It has a most interesting pattern with the traits of wild pueblo and Hopi white colors seemingly co-dominant!
Growing an emergency seed increase of my red-podded peas. They seem to not be getting enough light, and are stretching quite high, but oh well.