Archive for July, 2010

Carrots from the SWC

I’d call this a success.  Today, we harvested 4 pretty carrots from the self-watering container we built.  We planted many seeds in succession, several weeks apart.  Now that the mature plants have been removed, their predecessors will receive more light and will be ready to eat in a few more weeks.  I think we should pop a few more seeds in today and keep on going.  We are also experimenting with a tomatillo plant.  If it doesn’t over-crowd the carrots, we will move the container to the greenhouse when the weather gets cool in hopes of achieving the artificial tropic season that it prefers. (more…)


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