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2008 San Francisco Indoor Gardening Expo July 19, 2008

Filed under: Hydroponics — stoatmax @ 3:20 pm
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I just can’t wait. With the show coming in one week, I’m a bit nervous. Will I make it to San Francisco with my tomato? I wont know until I try. I’ve just replaced the nutes, bringing the strength up to 1 tsp./gal, for mild general purpose. I’ve also moved on to the next step – I’ve moved the healthiest tomato to the center of the system. It’s constantly soaked in nutrient rich water.. And it’s already 2″ tall and 3″ wide.

Cellulose, makes up much of a plant, and helps to stiffen/strengthen the plant itself, mainly in the stem. It is similar to starch, and a plant produces it to protect it’s self from wind, snapping branches, etc. I’ve been running a fan on the strongest tomato 24/7 for a week straight. This has caused the stem to stiffen up, and even show some robust, stalky growth.

After pulling out the tomatoes to move the best to the center, I see that the roots long and plentiful.



As for the show, I’m luckily going to be attending on both days. The first day, or ‘industry day’ is the day when the expo is closed to the public. Thanks to Cary Senders, Adriana Gutierrez, and the rest of the STG team, I’m going to be attending the Industry Day. On this day, everything is on a much more professional level, and you can try free samples of nutes/products. It’s great. I’m looking forward to meeting different people and experiencing different, new technology.





2 Responses to “2008 San Francisco Indoor Gardening Expo”

  1. hydroponica Says:

    Hard to believe that cute little guy that’s dwarfed by those expanded clay boulders is going to explode out and become a massive plant, eh?

    That’s one of the things I enjoy the most about gardening: from such humble beginnings monsters are grown.

  2. stoatmax Says:

    Yeah! I still can’t believe that my 6′ x 6′ tomato in our garden started out 5 inches tall.

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