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A November Farm Report

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

2022-11-01

As of this date, I have:

Over half my equipment came directly from Click & Grow or AeroGarden or from Etsy. Some even came from Walmart. But all the links above are to Amazon.


Names

All my hydroponic equipment is named.

  • The Click & Grow Smart Garden-3 units are collectively named “the Ranch” or "the Ranches." The individual units are labeled Rancho Cero (Ranch Zero in Spanish.) and Ranch One through Ranch Five.

  • The AeroGarden Harvests are named Harvey[1], Harvey Too[2], Seble[3], and Teresa[4]. Each Harvest is served by a reservoir. They are named for water deities (female). respective to the Harvest they feed, they are named Shirley[5], Nancy[6], Lassy[7], and Anny[8].

  • The two iDOO 12-pod units are Phredd and Ethyl and Lucy[9].

  • The iDOO 6-pod unit is Sheba[10].

  • The three amber Mason Jars. are Katemcy, Fredonia, and Grit[11],

  • Finally, the five clear 16-oz. wide mouth Mason Jars wearing neoprene covers are Castor, Pollux, Lowell[12], Jenny of New Jarsey[13]. and Black Bart[14].

When a fourth amber Mason Jar is placed in service on the second Halo Grow Light Stand, there will be an update. i think it will receive the last of the Pepper Joe's Hot Pepper seeds.


Inventory

Inventory falls into broad categories - what seed pods are planted where and what seed pods are available to plant. A third category might be what seed pods are on order, and a fourth might be what hardware is there. I'll start with what's planted and where, using the same list as above.


The Click & Grow Smart Garden-3 Template



Ranchero Cero:

  1. Click & Grow Red Sweet Pepper plants, in blossom .

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Click & Grow Red Sweet Pepper plants, in blossom and fruiting.

Ranch One:

  1. Some kinda pepper plant, at least three peppers.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Empty. Covered

Ranch Two:

  1. Jalapeno plant in fruit, several ripe peppers harvested

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Mini Tomato plant in fruit, six unripe tomatoes.

Ranch Three:

  1. Basil Plant. 12 inches tall. Pruned once.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Basil Plant under dome, not germinated yet. Probably dead.

Ranch Four:

  1. It's not a tomato plant. It has blossoms and looks like peppers of some kind.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Basil Plant under dome, not germinated yet Probably dead.

Ranch Five:

  1. Empty. Covered

  2. One Yellow Sweet Pepper plant. The ripe ones have been harvested.

  3. Empty. Covered


The AeroGarden Harvest Template

Harvey:


  1. A prolific Red Fire Pepper plant bearing many peppers in various stages of ripening. Many have been harvested already.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. A prolific Red Fire Pepper plant bearing many peppers in various stages of ripening. Many have been harvested already.

Harvey Too: (Was slimed. Cleaned on 2022-11-01, old dead seed pods discarded)


  1. AeroGarden Salad Greens planted 2022-11-01

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. AeroGarden Salad Greens planted 2022-11-01

  4. AeroGarden Salad Greens planted 2022-11-01

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. AeroGarden Salad Greens planted 2022-11-01

Seble:


  1. Empty. Covered

  2. Pepper Joe's Sweet Pepper, 2 inches tall. Moved from Harvey Too

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Romaine Lettuce, germinated Moved from Harvey Too

  6. Empty. Covered

Teresa:

  1. Baby Greens still not germinated. likely dead

  2. Arugula still not germinated. likely dead

  3. Romaine Lettuce still not germinated. likely dead

  4. Salad Greens still not germinated. likely dead

  5. Swiss Chard still not germinated. likely dead

  6. Salad Greens still not germinated. likely dead


The iDOO 12-pod Template

Lucy:


  1. Empty. Covered

  2. Pepper Joe's Mini Bell Pepper planted 2022-10-22 germinated 2022-10-31

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Pepper Joe's Mini Bell Pepper planted 2022-10-22 germinated 2022-11-02

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. Empty. Covered

  7. Empty. Covered

  8. Empty. Covered

  9. Pepper Joe's Mini Bell Pepper planted 2022-10-22, germinated 2022-10-28

  10. Empty. Covered

  11. Pepper Joe's Mini Bell Pepper planted 2022-10-22 germinated 2022-10-30

  12. Empty. Covered

Ethyl:


  1. Empty. Covered

  2. AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons 2022-10-22

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Romaine Lettuce 2 inches tall

  5. AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons 2022-10-22

  6. Empty. Covered

  7. Romaine Lettuce 6 inches tall

  8. Empty. Covered

  9. Romaine Lettuce under dome 2022-10-01

  10. AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons 22-10-22

  11. Empty. Covered (Thermometer)

  12. Empty. Covered

Phredd:


  1. Salad Greens, 10 inches tall.

  2. Salad Greens, 10 inches tall.

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Salad Greens, 10 inches tall

  6. Salad Greens, 10 inches tall

  7. Empty. Covered

  8. Heirloom Cherry Tomato Plant 12 inches tall

  9. Salad Greens, 10 inches tall

  10. Empty. Covered

  11. Empty. Covered

  12. Empty. Covered


Sheba: (No template)

  1. One Heirloom Cherry Tomato Plant, ten inches. Blossoms. No fruit yet, I think.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. Empty. Covered



The Wide-Mouth Mason Jar Kratky Template

Grit:

  1. AeroGarden Mini Jalapeño, 9 inches tall with new growth. Rescued from a green slime incident in the Harvests.

Katemcy:

  1. Click & Grow Wild Strawberry, 4 inches tall. lit by light bars

Pontotoc:

  1. Pepper Joe's Super Hot Pepper Seeds - 2. Lit by a halo on a stand. Started 2022-11-03

Fredonia.:

  1. AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons, just installed. Lit by halo.

Lowell:

  1. AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons, just installed. Lit by halo.

Castor

  1. AeroGarden Romaine Lettuce not germinated. Lit by halo.

Pollux

  1. AeroGarden Romaine Lettuce not germinated. Lit by halo.

Jenny of New Jarsey:

  1. AeroGarden Genovese Basil nearly 10 inches tall. Lit by halo.

Black Bart:

  1. AeroGarden Italian Parsley. Lit by halo on a stand.


What's available to plant:

  • Click & Grow Romaine Lettuce, 1 seed pod

  • Click & Grow Red Romaine Lettuce, 3 seed pods

  • Click & Grow Red Sweet Pepper, 4 seed pods

  • Click & Grow Yellow Sweet Pepper, 3 seed pods

  • Click & Grow Chili Pepper, 2 seed pods

  • Click & Grow Yellow Tomato, 2 seed pod

  • Click & Grow Chives, 3 seed pods

  • Click & Grow Basil, 15 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Romaine Lettuce, 26 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Salad Greens, 18 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Marvel of the 4 Seasons, 9 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, 10 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Golden Harvest Tomatoes, 4 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Pablano Pepper, 1 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Bell Pepper, 1 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Mega Cherry Tomato, 1 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Italian Parsley, 1 seed pods

  • AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Pouch, 2 pouches of 6 seed pods each

  • Pepper Joe's Mini Bell Pepper Seeds - 1

  • Sweetest Red, Yellow, Orange Mini Mini Bell Pepper Seeds - 20

  • Caribean Garden Yellow Miniature Bell Pepper Seeds - 50

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • EZ-Gro Gourmet Lettuce

  • loose seeds, 4 packets of various tomato seeds were Marie Condoed (disposed of) for failing to give me joy.

Hardware:

  • Spare Sponges suitable for Click & Grow, bring your own seeds, 2 each

  • Spare Sponges suitable for AeroGarden AND/OR iDOO, bring your own seeds, 120 each

  • Spare Seed baskets suitable for Click & Grow, 13 each

  • Spare Seed baskets suitable for AeroGarden only, bring your own sponge/seeds, 13 each

  • Spare Seed baskets suitable for AeroGarden AND/OR iDOO, bring your own sponge/seeds, 13 each

  • Spare Click & Grow Hothouse domes, 16 each

  • Spare iDOO Hothouse domes, 15 each

  • Spare AeroGarden Hothouse Domes (fits iDOO, too), 200 each (every seed pod kit comes with 1 per seed pod, plus a bottle of nutrients)

  • iDOO cactus pod covers, 20 each

  • iDOO regular pod covers, 15 each

  • AeroGarden pod covers, 50 each

  • Green Onion Seed Baskets, 12 each

  • Scallion Seed Baskets, 3 each

  • Flexible Pod Covers, 40 each, for surrounding plants to keep light off the sponge.

  • 10 16-oz clear Mason Jars with neoprene covers

  • 9 32-oz amber Mason Jars

  • Other stuff, lots and lots. (Thermometers, pH meters, conductivity meters, remote temperature detectors, fast-reading meat thermometers... stuff.)

  • 10 Etsy Kratky Wide Mouth Mason Jar AeroGarden Adapter as shown in the template

  • 4 Etsy Kratky Wide Mouth Mason Jar 2" Basket Adapter

  • 3 Etsy 2" Basket Adapters for Smart Garden-3s

  • 3 Etsy Kratky Wide Mouth Mason Jar AeroGarden Offset Adapter with air bubbler.

  • 3 Etsy Kratky Wide Mouth Mason Jar AeroGarden Center Adapter with offset air bubbler.


NOTES                                                      
  1. Harvey is short for Harvest

  2. Harvey Too is a play on Harvey the second and Harvey also

  3. Seble is a female Eastern African, Amharic name that means Harvest

  4. Teresa in numerous languages, also means Harvest

  5. Lassy is from Thalassa- primeval spirit of the sea. She was a consort of Pontus and together they presided over the seas.

  6. Nancy is from Naiad. In Greek mythology, the naiads are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.

  7. Shirley is short for Chalchiuhtlicue ("She of the Jade Skirt"), an Aztec deity of water, rivers, seas, streams, storms, and baptism.

  8. Anny is for Anuket, the ancient Egyptian goddess of the cataracts of the Nile and Lower Nubia in general, worshipped especially at Elephantine near the First Cataract

  9. Named for Fred and Ethel or The Mertzes, a married couple on I Love Lucy television show. Lucy is, of course, named for Lucille Ball.

  10. It is far easier to refer to Sheba the She-bucket than to the "iDOO 2-in-1 Hydroponics & Soil Growing System, 6 Pods Hydro Indoor Herb Garden Up to 13.8", Plants Germination Kit with LED Grow Lights, Automatic Timer for Kitchen, Countertop, Home." That is just too weird, and way too long.

  11. All of the amber mason jars are named for towns or cities in Texas. Grit, Fredonia, Pontotoc, and Katemcy are specifically towns in Mason County. The pun was irresistible.

  12. Castor, Pollux, and Lowell are siblings in the Stone Family from Robert A. Heinlein's The Rolling Stones. Stone Mason jars... also irresistible.

  13. Eldest grandson suggested I name a jar for my favorite romance author because of where she lives, hence: Jenny of New Jarsey for Jennifer Crusie. For all that it was not my pun, that too was irresistible.

  14. Black Bart wears a black neoprene sleeve.

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