Some people have the space to build big hydroponic systems in their kitchens. I don’t, so a little one will do. On a big uromastyx FB page, some member were discussing smaller units they have. So I got one and it works just the way it was described.
There is a timer that turns the lights off after 15 hours, a light that tells you when to add water, and one that tells you to add plant food. It looks a little like something that landed from outer space with all the grow lights. The light bar goes up to 12″ so you can grow taller plants.
This was in an ongoing search for a way to grow some of the greens I need for my little uromastyx in the house, in the winter. I can get greens from the store here in the winter, but I’m trying to avoid that and it’s a challenge, cos the light that comes into my kitchen just isn’t right.
Little Geyri needs a variety of food so now I’m growing arugula for him, two kinds of basil and thyme for me. This is fun. And winter will be long and boring with the cold and COVID, so every little bit of fun helps.
Geyri is growing good and it’s important that he likes his food.
This morning, the arugula was getting big enough to start taking some leaves off so we tried one. It’s a rotational food he can have 2x a week.
And he likes it!