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November Farm Report Update #1.5

Updated: Nov 14, 2022


The AeroGarden Harvest Template


Teresa on 2022-11-05:

  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

On 2022-11-06, the seed pods in Teresa were discarded as non-viable. One pint of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide was added to the tank to recirculate and kill the green slime and mold. overnight. On 2022-11-07 (today), Teresa was unplugged and emptied, wiped down with more H2O2, and refilled with rinse water to recirculate some more H2O2, drained again, and refilled with rinse water to recirculate some more.


Teresa on 2022-11-07:

I have in inventory two foil-sealed 6-pod Gourmet Herb kits. To get Teresa back in the game, I plan to use one as follows:

  1. MINT (sprouts in 6-10 days)

  2. DILL (sprouts in 8-21 days)

  3. THAI BASIL (sprouts in 4-7 days)

  4. GENOVESE BASIL (sprouts in 6-12 days)

  5. THYME (sprouts in 7-14 days)

  6. CURLY PARSLEY (sprouts in 21-28 days)

Rinse water is dumped. Teresa is refilled with distilled water and 8 mL of liquid plant food. Anny has been primed. Seed pods have been implanted with new hothouse domes - the old domes followed the old seed pods to trash, because a) I have a hundred or more, and 2) they might have been covered with spores. I want no more slime, no more mold.


MEANWHILE, I discovered a problem and addressed it. I have a power supply for USB plugs and eight Kratky jars were plugged into it. When all eight were on... they turned off. I moved a few to other USB ports and now they are all lit.

Ethyl is down to a single Romaine lettuce plant. Phredd has two scraggly-looking lettuce greens and a ginourmous tomato plant. There will be a salad committed today and Phredd will bear only tomatoes. That plant is flowering, so fruit may follow. The tomato plant in Sheba is also flowering.

Harvey continues to bear Red Fire Peppers. All the ripe ones were harvested, but there are dozens more in various pre-ripened stages, from green to purple.

That Wild Strawberry in Katemcy continues to grow. That's good, because I know nothing about wild strawberries.


Teresa on 2022-11-12:


  1. MINT (sprouts in 1-5 more days)

  2. DILL (germinated. shoots above the pod cover)

  3. THAI BASIL (germinated. Leaves below the pod cover)

  4. GENOVESE BASIL (germinated. Leaves below the pod cover)

  5. THYME (sprouts in 2-9 more days)

  6. CURLY PARSLEY (sprouts in 16-23 more days)

What I have learned about Wild Strawberries is that I should have "thinned the herd" and pulled up all but the two best stems. There are a dozen, and I am thinking of transplants. When I harvest more lettuce, there will be empty pod bays.


Teresa on 2022-11-14:


  1. MINT (sprouts in 0-3 more days)

  2. DILL (germinated. shoots above the pod cover an inch)

  3. THAI BASIL (germinated. Leaves above the pod cover)

  4. GENOVESE BASIL (germinated. Leaves at the pod cover)

  5. THYME (sprouts in 0-7 more days)

  6. CURLY PARSLEY (sprouts in 14-21 more days)

I'm almost shocked by the growth of the Dill. I expected such growth from the two Basils. At some point, I'll need to count the tomatoes in Phredd.

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