Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Self Watering Seed Starter Experiment Update

Back in December Josh built a self watering seed starter system. The system, which is hooked up to a water pump and grow lights on timers, was an experiment to see if we could start seeds in the basement with minimal work. Well people, it's working. The asparagus, mint, sage, thyme, and gogi berries have all come through and appear to be healthy. The only plant in question is the comfrey, which is still quite small and may need warmer temperatures to thrive. We'll plant the asparagus, mint, sage, and thyme in the kitchen garden this spring, while the gogi berries and comfrey will stay in the basement until they are mature enough to be moved outside. I have to hand it to Josh for a good idea well executed.