I’m completely new to growing. The idea to do this came when a friend of mine bought a small semi-automated growbox and I realized that the Covid restrictions are going to last for quite a while. I will build a hydroponic drip system with rockwool cubes. My goal is to have a system that is semi-automated and remote controlled, so that I can stay away for 1-2 weeks.
Light: Lumatec Attic 200w
Tray and reservoir: Platinum EBB&Flow 60x60 - 30L reservoir
Irrigation system: Unknown - pump with 16 feeder hoses.
Fan and filter
Nutrients: Canna Aqua
Seeds: AK47 and White Widow feminized, two plants
Remote control equipment:
Raspberry Pi 4 with Homeseer
Z-wave plugs (220v remote control switches)
Two Foscam cameras with app for IOS
I have ordererd, and will try to implement the following over an Arduino board connected to the Homeseer system:
- Reservoir temp
- Tent air temperature
- Outside tent temperature (to adjust fan speed)
- Rockwool cube temperature.
Humidity sensor in tent
Hygrometer for the cubes
Water level indicator for Reservoir (ultrasound)
Seeds are germinated, and right from the start I made a couple of mistakes. Over watering the seedlings and giving them way to little light. This is hopefully now fixed.
8.apr White Widow germination started
9.apr AK47 germination started (the seeds took a long time to arrive, I had given up, hence the day difference)
10.apr watered both rockwool seedling media (should not have done this)
12.apr watered again (yep!)
13.apr both plants shows signs of light deprivation, and the AK47 of overwatering. Posted here and got advice!
14.apr transplanted both plants. WW in double cubes, AK47 in single cube (not sure what is the best) Put tinfoil to cover the light-exposed areas to avoid algae growth.
- When using double rockwool cubes, do you set up both when you transplant, or do you wait with the last one.
- Feeding schedule. I suppose once a day is sufficient for now?
This is how the plants looked yesterday (WW is left, AK47 right):
There seems to be some improvement. Here is my WW today:
And the AK47: