Welcome to Farmer Al’s Alchemical Agronomy
This is the page for all of my indoor growing projects.
Part experiment database, part “to do” list, part expense rationalization, this is the section to house what I grow indoors, primarily things grown for a purpose other than the aesthetic. While my pothos, philodendrons, and spathiphyllum may make appearances, the focus will fall more heavily on foods, herbs, medicinals, and plants grown for sale.
A brief and confused spattering of elements to comprise things to come:
Inside the 4’x4′ grow tent, a suspension rig, and a heavy duty florescent lamp. Microclimates and specialized growing.
HID Light with separate ballast. Indoor winter growing.
Supplemental lighting, explanation of its purposes and its limitations.
Scaveneged mushrooms, horticultural curiousity and springboard for existential musings.
Mylar covered wall and a closet full of plants. Any area can become a greenhouse.
Squash. In a city with nearly no land and very little light one can still grow vegetables if he plans properly.
Clark’s Moveable Forest. I’m fond of trees and of limited land. The solution? Make a mobile forest.
HID light with internal ballast. Better suited to growing in small spaces than it’s multi-part companion.
Root depth diagram. When growing outside one must find a locationt that suits both a plant’s aerial needs and its subterranean.
Scavenged nuts. One needn’t buy seed.
Bat on a tomato cage. The city is full of wildlife, one needn’t go to the woods to have a safari. Bats, toads, skunks, opossums, hawks, and gophers will all make appearances here.
Organic herbs, to grow and for sale.