After building the four module relay to control mains electricity I put together a basic web interface to toggle all six relays.
The order arrived from Trade Winds ahead of schedule so with much delight I decided to shuffle around the box and attempt to germinate a new era of plants.
Pictured below left to right are :
- NYC Tomatoes
- Purple Pitcher Plant
- Carolina Reaper Pepper
- Chocolate Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) Pepper
- Trinidad Scorpion Pepper
I sowed three seeds per cup and covered with clear cellophane.
Soil terperature is sitting around 29 degrees with the heat mat so I’m crossing my fingers for a quick germination period. You may also notice I’ve finally fixed the temperature and humidity sensors to the sides, this was really bugging me.
In spite of all this progress the one fact that satisfies most is that I ran out of green solo cups as soon as I was to sow the superhots - my OCD thanked me a thousand times (it wasn’t planned).
Running the lights within the cabinet caused dry, arid heat that probably wasn’t ideal especially for seedlings.
I wanted to share my first attempt soldering on a chip - I had to borrow my sons eye-glasses for this one.
Checked on the seedlings this morning and spotted some growth on what I believe to be bell peppers. I tossed some random seeds I found in the freezer in the soil last Saturday so all in 6 days to germinate.
Just a quick post from last night before I go into work - the new lights are hung.
A Quick update
My most excellent friends over at Workhaus needed some help with their network tonight after a long day of AWS at work. I popped by hoping it would be a quick fix so I could Uber right home and drill some holes before it got too late (I’ve other neighbours attached to my dwelling).
I received a few goodies in the mail today. Most exciting I think would probably be the VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower
TL;DR - This is a log of my attempt to build an indoor, open source, automated system to grow all sorts of plants.