Watermelons @ Week #4 In 15L AutoPots Using Light-Mix & BioTabs
It’s that time again to check in on the watermelons growing in our Burnley store. We’re now at week #2 of vegetative growth, week #4 in total and wow, we’re really happy with how things are going as growth has been steady and strong.
The hand watering with the Orgatex solution stopped after 7 days and the gravity fed 15L AutoPot system is now fully up and running. This is where the beauty of using the BioTabs comes in to its own as no pre-mixed nutrient solution is needed, even when using BioBizz Light-Mix, as all we’ve done is filled the FlexiTank with tap water and as this grow is organic, no pH or EC adjustment has been carried out as its not needed.[caption id="attachment_2891" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon reaching for the pea netting[/caption]
We don’t know if we suddenly got some freak weather in Burnley recently as temperatures in the grow space were getting a little on the high side. This is something we needed to tackle, and as we have limited floor space, we decided to install the new DiffuseAir with a 5” RVK, rather than an oscillating fan, to help with air circulation and temperature control.[caption id="attachment_2892" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DiffuseAir with a 5" RVK now installed to help with air circulation[/caption]
As for the lighting, its still the same while the watermelons are in veg, but to recap, they're sat under a 250w Sunmaster Metal Halide with an Adjust-A-Wing Enforcer reflector. Powering them is the brand new LUMii Black electronic ballast, which we're pleased to say is running cool to the touch and completely silent with no rattles or hums, even when dimmed, happy days![caption id="attachment_2893" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Adjust-A-Wing with 250w Sunmaster Metal Halide[/caption]
Nothing else to report at this early stage and keep an eye on our blog, or sign up to our mailing list, for future updates as we’re really curious to see how watermelons grow using BioTabs and an AutoPot system.[product sku="AutoPot-Complete"] [product sku="BIO2020"] [product sku="FMC3931"] [product sku="LUM6741"] [product sku="Enforcer-Reflector"] [product sku="Sunmaster-Metal-Halide"] [product sku="DiffuseAir"]