The rack is almost complete, I will be wiring it up and installing timers. “The Rack” will allow for indoor germination of 1,000 plants at a time. My turn around after germination and hardening is about 14 days. I can turn around about 24,000 Heirloom plants in a year. It also allows be to propagate with cuttings.
I will also be using the Green House, the Green House plastic will be installed in a few weeks.
Green house plastic can withstand about 4 seasons before needing replaced, I am waiting until the end of summer, there was no need to burn up one year prior to being used. I am also working on a stick frame Green House as well.
The Rack is a prototype, the fixtures sell for about 400 bucks a piece retail, I was fortunate to pick them up for 5 bucks each, a friend helped find them. The fixtures were slightly damaged, it took me about ten minutes each to fix the shipping damage.
The light fixtures are the same that are being used in commercial growing rooms ( Mary Jane ) T-5 lamps, each fixture has 6 lamps. The fixtures came with the lamps. The lamps are Kelvin rated / 5,000. The higher Kelvin is best for germinating and stocky plant growth.
The light fixtures are “high- bay light fixtures” The onion sets did not come in last week as promised, I was promised they would be in today. I am in negotiations on more product lines for the seed company, I can’t divulge any more details at the moment…….It is a very cut-throat business!
The expansion plans into the NE is in the works. Our first year here at Jebadiah Fisher Garden Seed and Products has been a whirlwind. Thank you! There is much work taking place behind the scenes that can’t be discussed at the moment.
Fall time will be upon us soon, this means it’s time to start butchering. The hot Texas summer is almost over, Fall season for us is like Spring up North. We will be very busy this Fall with our gardens and expansions. This is the time of year we have the Mushroom Compost delivered, one load thus far. If all goes well the rest of the 100 cubic yards should come in this weekend.
Part of our expansion this year will be Sugar Cane, and it’s very easy to propagate.