I checked in with our store displays yesterday and was alarmed when I noticed our LED system was without Farm. A quick inquiry found our tray in the trash as they thought it had died. When you look at the first photo, this is what was given to me and it looked like they may be right.
Well, I figured it was worth a try to try and save the Farm since this was using our new No Water bottom watering system that has a fiber mat specially designed to retain moisture and feed the plants as they need it. For that reason I thought it may be that the roots were still good and could feed and hydrate the radishes to save the tray.
I got home and added enough water to resoak the matting and this morning I awoke to this! Totally amazing save by the system. The stems were bent from the collapse of the Farm but they hydrating soak REALLY brought back strong stems and leaves. Just look at the before and after pictures. I took the tray back to the store and the managers enjoyed a healthy salad for lunch today.
We also had another grower have her husband put her farm out at noon here trying to be helpful. Needless to say since it was an 80+ degree day here with no clouds, the holiday mix immediately did the same as picture 1 above. She was about to throw it out but asked and I told her what happened on earlier trays (see previous blog entry). She proceeded to add water the same way and got the same results.
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