Posted by Ars Technic on Thursday, January 11, 2021 12:28:01We’re still in the early days of this process.
In the first few weeks, we had only about six plants per farm.
That’s not a huge number.
But with a couple of weeks of growth we’ve been able to get some fruit out of each one.
The most important thing to note is that we’re not doing a conventional tomato grow.
This is the first time we’ve done this with no prior experience.
We’re building a very simple, low-maintenance, automated greenhouse.
It’s a tiny little structure that we’ve bought from the local farmer, and that’s the main reason we decided to build it on a farm.
We’ve spent about $50,000 of our own money to build this, so it was very cheap for us.
The main reason is that the tomato grow is very simple and the farm is very small.
So we’re trying to build a small, low, maintenance greenhouse, and we want to make sure that it doesn’t cost us a lot of money.
That includes things like, the greenhouse will have no windows.
That means it won’t need any heat, no light, no fans, and it won.
We don’t need to buy new equipment or anything.
So it will be pretty cheap to build.
So now we’re about half way through this process, and there are some key points we want you to keep in mind:First, we’re building this on a property where we can have the ability to harvest all the fruits in the season.
We can do this in the summer.
We’re not trying to grow tomatoes right now.
We have the first fruit harvest in October, and in the next few weeks we’ll start growing peppers, lettuce, and other vegetables.
The first fruits we’re going to harvest are the tomatoes.
They’re going into a storage unit in the greenhouse, so we’re taking the tomatoes from our first harvest, and taking them to the storage unit to be harvested.
Then we’re storing the tomatoes in this large, stainless steel, insulated freezer.
So the whole process of the tomato harvest will take about two months.
When we’re done, we want it to be a little bit more complete.
We want to have enough tomatoes that are ready to eat, but not as large as we need.
We’ll also want to harvest some lettuce and peppers to make it easier for us to make some vegetable stock, but we won’t have enough vegetables to go around.
So we’ll be able to produce about 2,000 pounds of tomatoes a year.
Next, we’ll get some lettuce to eat.
The first thing we’re doing is picking the lettuce.
We start with a large cut of lettuce, which is about 6 inches across, and then we cut it into 1-inch slices.
Then it’s about 5 feet across, then it’s another 1-foot across, 1 foot across, a little further.
That creates a little more room to move.
Then I cut out a bunch of stems that are about 1/4 inch long and 1-1/4 inches wide, and a bunch more stems, so I’m going to put them all in a basket.
Then we’re cutting off the leaves.
They’ll be about a 1/2 inch thick.
We need to cut them out of the stems, because we want them to be able, as we’re putting them in the basket, to fall out of it, and to get a good look at them.
They will be green, but they’ll be more or less transparent, so you can see them better than just peeking at them from the outside.
Then you’re going back and cutting them up.
Next we’re moving the lettuce into the freezer.
You can use a variety of things to freeze it.
We used a lot more water than the growers are used to.
You could use a spray bottle, you could use plastic bags.
You might need a lot less space than the plants are used the growers normally grow.
The growers are also going to be growing in a greenhouse.
We could use the greenhouse as a small greenhouse.
The greenhouse is going to make more room for the plants, so they’ll have a lot bigger plants in the freezer than they’re normally used to growing in.
Next is just packing it in.
This time we’re using a very large cardboard box.
We put it inside the greenhouse and we put the plastic bags inside the freezer, and I put all the tomatoes inside the cardboard box, so there’s a lot going on inside.
We also put a little plastic container of water inside the container, which will allow it to warm up when it’s placed inside the fridge.
The water helps to slow down the process and makes sure the tomatoes aren’t going to burn when it comes time to harvest.
Next comes the tomatoes, and the tomatoes are ready.
They go in the fridge and