We picked the larger leaves from around the edges of the plants, so there will be more lettuce from this lot before long.
As promised at the end of my last post, here are a few pictures of the plants with the grow lights turned off, so you can see their natural color. Some broccoli and kale before we moved it to the 4' rafts:
Some broccoli and green onions.
Kale. The yellow tint in the larger leaves tells me that we need to get more nitrogen to them. We are now feeding the fish three times a day and purchased 300 additional fish for the commercial system.
The red lettuce that we harvested:
We are also building the next commercial trough. We will install the troughs in pairs with aisles between each pair in order to squeeze as much growing space as possible into the warehouse.
And we put in orders this week for enough grow lights and trough liner to fill half the warehouse with aquaponic troughs. The plan is to grow and sell produce in the first half in order to raise the money needed to build the second half.