Sunday, 15 May 2011
Because I have some beef steaks growing upstairs and the fact I love BLT sandwiches I've decided it's in my best interest to see if I can grow the biggest tomato I possibly can. Luckily this will also be the perfect opportunity to test out different growing materials. So the plan is to pot two plants in two different pots (clay and air pot) and see what kind of differences there are. For those of you who don't know what an air pot is, here is a little info.
Air-Pots get the best out of all plants because they develop a remarkable root system. And vigorous roots support healthy and prolific plants.
Like many clever tools, it is actually very simple – the Air-Pot ‘air-prunes’ roots and this constant pruning prevents any root circling and promotes the growth of more and more feeder roots. It is these fine, fibrous roots which use all the available water and food very efficiently, to help develop great top growth and excellent fruit.
But good roots can only develop in healthy soil/compost - soil that is alive. Air-Pots also allow more air and better drainage than in any other container, another vital element that makes Air-Pot grown plants much healthier and happier.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Bring May flowers, but unfortunately it's already May. These rains might be helpful if I had some plants in the ground but it's just a bit too early. Looks like I'll be using my umbrella for the next week :( Maybe if it lets up I'll get my last bit of weeding done and a bit more tilling. I just hope the weather man is wrong.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
So my vegetable garden is sitting outside and the soil is tilled but I have not done anything else to it yet. There are a lot of thistles I need to pull. Also I have a few tomato plants upstairs that I started a couple of week ago. I might get around to posting pictures later today.