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The succulent plants have now been in the greenhouse for a week. The 2nd hour class has been taking care of them and they're are doing a great job! They found that the Perlite mixed with a little bit of soil worked better than the glass rocks. The class is considering moving all the succulents in the glass rocks to a individual container with Perlite and soil.
We have our mums, lettuce, and spinach going in our towers and in our NFT systems. We have put a rooting hormone on our mums in the towers. The goal is to get the mums to root, and then we can plant them in sterile soil to have new plants to manipulate in the future. The lettuce and spinach is looking good. We cleaned the floors - to prevent bacteria growth. We also added water to the first system to keep the nutrients and water flow high enough for plant growth.
The most common involve growing in a medium made of coarse bark mix or sphagnum moss, which is what we are currently growing our orchids in. We did water yesterday for the first time in a week as they require low water. They did accidentally get sprayed with the succulent water - so we will be watching that for leaf rot.
Succulents are one of the new plants the horticulture class 2nd hour has started taking care of! These are used for wedding, design, and drawings in art class. There will be half of the succulents in Perlite with a little bit of soil at the bottom. Then the other half will be in glass rocks. Succulent plants require very little water, but need about 12 hours of sunlight daily. Temperatures perfect for the succulents are 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
We have finally started getting the hydroponic sets up and running - we have a wide array of seeds germinating.
2nd Hour Horticulture Class will be maintaining this page with things they are working on, projects they are completing, and lessons learned. We look forward to Mum Sales, Poinsettia sales, and plant sales in the spring! Come stop by and let us show you what is growing!