Today is February 14th . Today is expected to range between 39 - 72. The slightly warmer temperature is causing the my watercress which were planted months ago to double in size within the past week. Watercress likes cool weather in the low 50F. I will be planting more of it outside in my bioponic system.
I took this picture of the bioponic raft on December 19 2012. It been 2 months here's the difference. All most all of this growth took place during the past two weeks since out temperatures have gone up. Keep in mind that I picked about the same amount that I started with just a few days ago.
Arugula planted in the indoor system was been eaten weeks ago.
Just goes to show how important temperature is. The same goes for our hot Summers. Lettuce and cilantro do not do well when it gets hot.
|The watercress in the foreground was transplanted and is actually OK as is the agave which did not like the freezing temperatures|
|These are the AVERAGE temperatures for Chico, CA|