Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Update of the Day #2: Bucket Planters
By the way, if anyone was wondering about the success of my "Stacking Functions" experiment, you can see the results here!
(My black cohosh is trying to butt in to the photo it seems)
The rats (I am assuming) ate all the spinach and arugula seedlings, but the garlic is doing fine! I know that three or four bulbs of garlic isn't a whole lot of food, but once I get some rat wire or mount the buckets high up on a table, this "double layer" planting method looks like it is a great use of container space.
I'll be able to plant garlic/ginger/chives/carrots/daikon or other similar vegetables in the lower levels of the bucket. Then I can plant lettuce/herbs/spinach on the upper levels of the soil. Hmm, looks like I'll have to do a little research on companion planting...
Here's the ginger (it looks very similar to the garlic!):
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