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Hydroponics

Still Growing!

Feb 22, 2024

The lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, and loofah gourdes have been growing for three weeks now. The last tomato plants were transplanted one week ago, and the rest of the plants have been thriving in the hydroponics system for two weeks. The loofah gourdes have begun to develop their second set of leaves, and the radishes are quickly growing!

And We’re Off…

Feb 12, 2024

Our very first attempt at hydroponic garden is up and running. Undergraduate hydroponics expert Ally Olsen has planted lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, and loofah gourdes. She is hoping that the loofah gourds can provide a sustainable source of seed germination matrix, as opposed to rock wool. We’ll see how they grow!

New Fork Farm!

The Lemoine Lab is excited to announce that we have become the caretakers of a Fork Farm hydroponics system for the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University!

The Fork Farm Flex Farm is a vertical hydroponic system that enables rapid plant growth in a confined space. We are excited to put it to use growing food, conducting research, and making it a staple of MU Biological Sciences!