Watermelons Week #2 & Main Grow Space Is Prepared
It's week #2 and the watermelon plants in Burnley are off to a great start. They've definitely shot up since our last update and the leaves and stems are looking healthy and strong. The focus is currently on getting the growing space fully prepared, ready for the vegetative phase.
We're waiting for the root system to develop more before transplanting into an AutoPot system, so at the moment they're in 0.5L pots with BioBizz Light-Mix and are still only being fed with water. The first set of true leaves have appeared though, they're a lovely green colour and they're looking pretty good, right?[caption id="attachment_2724" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Preparing the grow space with an AutoPot system and pea netting for support[/caption]
Keeping them well lit is a Sunmaster 250w Metal Halide with an Adjust-A-Wing Enforcer reflector. For the ballast, LUMii have been kind enough to give the Burnley store a new Digital Dimmable Ballast, part of the upcoming Lumii Black range, so that is being put to the test. We'll let you know how well it works! Some pea netting has also been assembled with gaps of 3 inches, ready to help support the plants as they grow.
You can see this set-up and grow at our Burnley store where the staff there will happily answer any questions you might have. If you live at the other end of the country or can't get down to the store, don't worry as we'll be reporting the grow every step of the way.
If you want notifications of each new update, sign up to our newsletter and you'll be one of the first to find out. We're super excited to see how these watermelon plants grow in an AutoPot system using BioTabs.[product sku="Enforcer-Reflector"] [product sku="Sunmaster-Metal-Halide"] [product sku="AutoPot-Complete"] [product sku="FMC3931"]