Gardening Photos From Our Garden – October 2023

October has started mild with a fair bit of rain. Nothing out of the ordinary, I guess, as mild seems to be the “new thing” these days.

My thyme, sage, rosemary, chervil, parsley, lavender, kale, carrots, radishes, horseradish, and corn salad are still growing strong outside.

As for kale and corn salad, this is their best time. And even root veggies are getting a second lease on life.

I have started to make plans for planting garlic, but I will most likely be in late November or early December. Yes, it is milder these days.

So, what’s new for this month? Hydroponics.

This is the time of year when all my DIY creations and the grow systems I have purchased come into their full right.

My iDOO and Click and Grow Smart Garden are up and running. The same goes for my DIY Deep Water Culture and Ebb and Flow systems.

I have bought two inexpensive food-safe buckets at a local hardware store. It cost me the equivalent of 7 USD / 7 EUR / 6 pounds Sterling for both. I plan to shoot a video and show you how easy it is to build a DIY bucket hydroponics system.

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Gardening photos October 2023

Gardening photo of the week: 30 October – 5 November 2023

Hydroponic LECA pellets
LECA is perfect for hydroponic net pots
Drill bit for hole making
A hole-making drill bit makes DIY hydroponics a lot easier.
Blue air stones
Air stones come in different sizes and colors.
Building 3-pot hydroponic grow bucket
Making a 3-pot hydroponic grow bucket.

Gardening photo of the week: 23 October – 29 October 2023

2 examples of budget grow lights you can use
Full spectrum or budget grow lights? Find your way.
Mangold and lettuce after 2 weeks in the iDOO 10 pot hydroponic system.
iDOO hydroponic kit two weeks in.
Submersible water pump
Submersible water pump for Ebb and Flow setups.
Thinning out tomato seedlings in the Click and Grow Smart Garden 9
Thinning out hydroponic tomato seedlings

Gardening photo of the week: 16 October – 22 October 2023

My go-to 3-part liquid hydroponic fertilizer
My preferred 3-part hydroponic fertilizer
Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 delivers
My Smart Garden 9 is easy to run and delivers every time
Strong seedling in about a week in my iDOO hydroponic garden
Seedling in less than a week in my iDOO hydroponic kit
Testing kit to manage pH and nutrient uptake
pH levels affect nutrient uptake. Do you know when to worry?

Gardening photo of the week: 9 October – 15 October 2023

Outdoor Chervil turning light green due to lack of sun in October
Outdoor chervil losing color due to lack of sunlight in October
Testing different ways to ripen green unripe peppers
Testing ways to ripen my green, unripe peppers indoors
Perennial herbs deliver well past October
Enjoying my perennial herbs that keep on giving

Gardening photo of the week: 2 October – 8 October 2023

Food-safe buckets for upcoming bucket hydroponics tutorial
Getting ready to build new hydroponics grow buckets
Food waste or a resource?
My take on the problem of food waste
iDOO (left) and Smart Garden (right) growing medium side by side
A look at my complete hydroponic kits for small spaces