Step 8: Ok, So I Built the Thing....Now What?
But I can't do anything untill I have a plant to grow and the selection of that plant is important. Each plant has specific requirements that have to be met such as the pH of the nutrient solution, the size of the setup, the spacing between plants, the amount of light, etc. You should do your own research on any plant you may be thinking about growing hydroponicly. My first selection of plants were banana peppers for three main reasons:
1)I love spicy food and I like hot peppers as a topping on just about anything.
2)This is a fruit producing plant so I can test how adjusting the timing of the lights will affect the onset of the different stages of the plant's growth.
3)This plant produces it's fruit above the ground. I don't think plants that produce sub- teranian food like carrots and potatoes would be suitable for this type of application.
So in order to get the pepper I need to start with the seed. Read on to find out how...