It’s amazing how much these two potatoes have grown. They look like they really like the self-watering boxes, with all the water and nutrients they would ever need. It might be difficult to see in the picture, but the leaves are actually beginning to turn a bit yellow near the stems. It turned out that
This is starting to look like a small tree. Maybe I should have used a tomato specific fertilizer instead of a generic one. The self-watering box is definitely delivering everthing the two tomato plants need – and perhaps a little more than that 😉 The box was actually nearly empty so I have filled it
I don’t think you’re supposed to grow potatoes in a self-watering box. I tried it anyway, and they’re growing very well, with a really healthy-looking green color. They actually grow so well that they can’t support their own weight and fall over. The exact same thing happens when I grow tomatoes in self-watering boxes. This
These tomato plants are from the same store, and they were bought during the same week.
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This is the spot in the lawn where my small potato bed was located two years ago. I was going through the concrete blocks one by one looking for germinated flower seeds, and I stumbled on one of life’s little miracles where the two sticks are placed. It turns out that two of my tiny
I have several wire mesh supports that I have kept from previous years of gardening. They fit perfectly into the bottom of these plastic pots. This is a mix of 50% soil from a growing bag and 50% compost from the recycling station. It has a perfect texture and I’m looking forward to see if
This is a fine spot for another self-watering box. This wall is facing south and the patio is surrounded by bushes, so the temperature will be high when the sun hits. Unfortunately, the concrete slabs are not level and I don’t want the self-watering box to break when the water is added. I will even