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This Salve Regina Hydroponic Growing Guide describes the process of hydroponically growing Dolores Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) in a tower system. This grow guide is based on the research project completed by third year student, Hanna Lloyd, through the Hydroponic Practicum, during the 2023 spring semester. Dolores chives are an aromatic herb which grow as tall, thin, green, leaves. Chives thrive under direct light with nutrient-rich water, and propagate under grow lights in approximately 15 days. When grown in a hydroponic tower, chives can reach up to 12-20 inches in length. The following guide provides information on optimal pH, optimal nutrient levels, and optimal light/water exposure for growing chives hydroponically, as well as recommendations for future growers.

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Hydroponics, chive, spring 2023, soilless growth, grow guide


Biotechnology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Horticulture

Salve Regina University Hydroponic Growing Guide: Dolores Chive



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