I’ve gotten four meals of lettuce out of my growbed so far. I don’t have a lot of lettuce in the bed . . . I should have a lot more. I’m supplementing with store bought lettuce.
I found a place to get hydroton in Olympia. It was max expensive, $40 a bag when the going rate is closer to $28. I bought two bags. That should be enough to fill both growbeds with a bit left over.
I pulled the gravel out of the wall gutter and replaced it with hydroton. I also trimmed the heck out of a bunch of plants in the grow wall to allow some slower growing things a little bit of daylight. I put some of the trimmings in the gutter along with a couple of sprouting grapefruit seeds.
The orchid in the wall is not doing well. I don’t know if it will recover or not. Time will tell. I should have moved it ages ago.
I long ago faced my addiction to plants and decided it was not a bad thing.