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June 2024 Farm Report

2024-06-01



ELEVEN Aerovoir reservoirs

All active gardening units have a dedicated reservoir. There is one spare. The units are:


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

  2. Nancy [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.] She is serving Lulu.

  3. Anny [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] She is serving Lupe.

  4. Amy [for Amphitrítē, the goddess of the sea, the queen of the sea, and her consort is Poseidon. ... She was a daughter of Nereus and Doris (or Oceanus and Tethys)] Amy serves Seble.

  5. Tethy [In Greek mythology, Tethys (/ˈtiːθɪs, ˈtɛθɪs/; Ancient Greek: Τηθύς, romanizedTēthýs) was a Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia, a sister and wife of the Titan Oceanus, and the mother of the river gods and the Oceanids. Tethy is Teresa's servant.

  6. Celia [from Scylla. Scylla is first attested in Homer's Odyssey, where Odysseus and his crew encounter her and Charybdis on their travels. Later myth provides an origin story as a beautiful nymph who gets turned into a monster.] Harvey Too enjoys the services of Celia.

  7. Lassy [Lassy is from Thalassa- primeval spirit of the sea. She was a consort of Pontus and together they presided over the seas.] She is serving Faith.

  8. Doris [Named for Doris, a sea goddess.] Serving Cecile.

  9. Ariel [named for the Disney princess] Serving Madison.

  10. Lori [named for Superman's mermaid college girlfriend, Lori Lemaris.] Serving Alice.

  11. The un-named Aerovoir will be named and dedicated to Harvey when and if Harvey is placed back in service.

  12. Should the twelfth Aerovoir ever be delivered... we'll cross that bridge then. There is, after all, a fourth iDOO unit in retirement.


The three Harvests have a base which contains the various controls for the units. That raises the container enough to require the Aerovoir's pedestal to raise the reservoir to the proper height to maintain the proper level in the container.

The iDOOs are short. The pedestal is not employed, and the containers must be raised about ½". Similarly, the QYOs and LYKOs are short. No pedestal and raised units like the iDOOs.


 

ONE Amber Mason Jar with light. Katemcy is being used solely as a germinating bed. The pod is then transferred to a larger unit. It is also positioned to augment the lights of a unit that has overgrown plants such as Seble and Teresa.


 



If there is no other advantage to an iDOO 12-pod unit, it stands out from the rest by having a built-in fan to help with pollination. I saw the effect last year with Sheba before she died. So many tomatoes!

Lulu: [Named in keeping with the "Loo" sound of Lupe and Lucy]

  1. Empty pod. Covered

  2. Empty pod. Covered

  3. Empty pod. Covered

  4. Empty pod. Covered

  5. AeroGarden Salad Greens seed pod.

  6. Empty pod. Covered

  7. AeroGarden Salad Greens seed pod.

  8. Empty pod. Covered

  9. Empty pod. Covered

  10. Empty pod. Covered

  11. Empty pod. Covered

  12. Empty pod. Covered


Lucy: [Named for Lucile Ball]


  1. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  2. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  3. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  4. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  5. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  6. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  7. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  8. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  9. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  10. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  11. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  12. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion


Lupe: [Named for Ida Lupino] All of Lupe's green onions have germinated. (YAY!)

  1. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  2. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  3. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  4. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  5. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  6. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  7. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  8. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  9. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  10. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  11. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion

  12. Gardeners Basics Tokyo Long White Bunching Green Onion


Louise: [Named in keeping with the "Loo" sound of Lupe and Lucy] Louise has been retired.


 

 

Seble: [Seble is a female Eastern African, Amharic name that means Harvest] Seble has a height extender from Etsy.


  1. AeroGarden Poblano Pepper Seed Pod, germinated.

  2. Empty Pod.

  3. Empty Pod. 

  4. Empty Pod.

  5. Empty Pod.

  6. AeroGarden Poblano Pepper Seed Pod, not germinated.



Harvey Too: [Harvey Too is a play on Harvey the second and Harvey also] Harvey Too has a height extender from Etsy.


  1. Empty pod. 

  2. Empty pod. 

  3. AeroGarden Jalapeño Seed Pod

  4. Empty pod. 

  5. Empty pod. 

  6. Empty pod. 


Teresa: [Teresa in numerous languages, also means Harvest] Teresa has a height extender from Etsy.


  1. Empty Pod.

  2. AeroGarden Jalapeño Pepper Plant. 

  3. Empty Pod.

  4. Empty Pod.

  5. Empty Pod.

  6. AeroGarden Jalapeño Pepper Plant. 


Harvey: [Harvey is short for Harvest] Harvey has no height extender.

  1. Empty Pod.

  2. AeroGarden Salad Greens seed pod.

  3. Empty Pod.

  4. Empty Pod.

  5. Empty Pod.

  6. AeroGarden Salad Greens seed pod.

 


FOUR Lyko-Style 12-pod Units

Alice [Named after my mother} 

  1. Bell Pepper, germinated

  2. Empty and covered

  3. Bell Pepper, germinated

  4. Empty and covered

  5. Empty and covered

  6. Empty and covered

  7. Empty and covered

  8. Empty and covered

  9. Empty and covered

  10. Bell Pepper, germinated

  11. Empty and covered

  12. Bell Pepper Seed Pod, germinated.

Cecile [Named after my aunt/mother's sister] Cecile has a Lyko body and lights but a QYO deck. The tomato plants are flowering.

  1. Empty and covered.

  2. Empty and covered.

  3. Empty and covered.

  4. Empty and covered.

  5. Empty and covered.

  6. AeroGarden Golden Harvest Cherry Tomato, flowering. (fruiting 11/13)

  7. AeroGarden Heirloom Cherry Tomato, flowering.

  8. Empty and covered.

  9. Empty and covered.

  10. Empty and covered.

  11. Empty and covered.

  12. Empty and covered.


Faith [Named after my eldest grandchild]

  1. Empty and covered

  2. Empty and covered

  3. Empty and covered

  4. Empty and covered

  5. Empty and covered

  6. AeroGarden Golden Harvest Cherry Tomato (Sprouted 08/19) flowering (fruiting 11/13)

  7. AeroGarden Heirloom Cherry Tomato (Sprouted 08/22) flowering (fruiting 11/13)

  8. Empty and covered

  9. Empty and covered

  10. Empty and covered

  11. Empty and covered

  12. Empty and covered


Madison [Named after my second grandchild]

  1. Empty and covered.

  2. Empty and covered.

  3. Empty and covered.

  4. Empty and covered.

  5. Empty and covered.

  6. AeroGarden Heirloom Cherry Tomato Sprouted 08/20) flowering

  7. AeroGarden Jalapeño Pepper Seed Pod, (16" tall) Lots of peppers.

  8. Empty and covered.

  9. Empty and covered.

  10. Empty and covered.

  11. Empty and covered.

  12. Empty and covered.


 

THREE Four-inch Fans

As I mentioned, the iDOO units all have built-in fans. None of the others do. I'm currently employing three 4" fans to facilitate pollination in the units containing fruit-bearing plants.


 

THREE 200 Watt Four-inch Personal Heaters with Fans

The heaters are unplugged due to ambient warmth.

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