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:
Scaveneged mushrooms, horticultural curiousity and springboard for existential musings.
HID Light with separate ballast. Indoor winter growing.
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.
Scavenged nuts. One needn’t buy seed.
Mylar covered wall and a closet full of plants. Any area can become a greenhouse.
Organic herbs, to grow and for sale.
Squash. In a city with nearly no land and very little light one can still grow vegetables if he plans properly.
HID light with internal ballast. Better suited to growing in small spaces than it’s multi-part companion.
Clark’s Moveable Forest. I’m fond of trees and of limited land. The solution? Make a mobile forest.
Root depth diagram. When growing outside one must find a locationt that suits both a plant’s aerial needs and its subterranean.
Inside the 4’x4′ grow tent, a suspension rig, and a heavy duty florescent lamp. Microclimates and specialized growing.
Supplemental lighting, explanation of its purposes and its limitations.