The lettuce and herb plants have been quite successful so far this year. The tomatillos died off quickly as it was attacked by a bunch of bugs. They moved on to the carrots after they killed the tomatillos and completely stunted growth. The carrots haven't died, though. The cucumbers dried right up and died, and the hot peppers made a quick appearance and then disappeared just as fast as they sprouted. That leaves use with leaves...lettuce and herb leaves. They sprouted quickly and we had a mini-harvest in December. The kids were split on choosing baby leaf blend or butter crunch as a favorite. In January the water became murky and a few fish died. The ammonia level spiked in both tanks for reasons unknown. The plants stopped growing. The tanks were flushed repeatedly and finally stabilized. Since then the lettuce has taken off even more. It's about time for another harvest. This time we'll have to bring some salad dressing! Below is a timelapse of the growth. I bumped the camera with my head a few times so it looks a little shaky.
Lots of Growth!
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Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Bernard's Class