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Hi all,

Had a great year full of fresh produce from the forest garden,
now it's snowing but we still want to get fresh greens,
and something more cost effective than paying $3 per head of kale.

I did a bunch of research and decided to put together something really cheap,
so as to minimize the initial outlay of fund.
This way we only need to grow equivalent to about 16 heads of lettuce, kale or chard to break even.

To make this super easy so you can start seeing results pretty much immediately I started with a beet,
because the beet greens are edible, they are closely related to chard.

Here is the video, currently on day two, already having leaves:



 
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Day 3 update:

Had a fungus issue with my peat pellets when I checked on them this morning, lots of thin strands between them all,
So I took off the cover and put it under the grow light which has UV as I mentioned.

After a few hours the fungal growth was gone and UV should have killed off any spores also.
Also can see in the picture the beet greens  are getting bigger.

Images should be attached.
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Day 3, fungal growth on peat pellets.
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Day 3, fungal growth gone, beet greens growing well.
 
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One week update, beets growing well and have a new leaf.

The kale has also sprouted.
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2 week update, got some big leaves now, and kale has true leaves.
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big leaves 2 weeks
 
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