Day 72 - AeroGarden
Salsa, bruschetta, Greek salads… we’re anticipating being able to make a lot of this in the coming weeks. Look at all of the tomatoes coming in! I’m now adding water every 2-3 days and haven’t raised the light hood since the last time. It seems like the plants are holding steady at their current height, and are now just focused on producing.
I think it’s because all six plants' roots are tangled amongst each other and taking up all of the space in the water reservoir. So, in a sense, they have taken up all the space in the pot.
Which leads to some lessons learned for if/when I grow tomatoes again in the AeroGarden:
- I'll only grow 1-3 plants which should yield plenty of tomatoes for us, and take up less space. This might also allow me to use the other spaces to grow other things.
- I'll check on the roots more often and untangle them as needed.
- Earlier in the growth cycle, I'll transfer some plants to soil and grow them outside.
- I may look into some auto-watering methods. It's not a hassle to water manually but, the more automated the better.