So some of you know that I have made these self-watering planters out of green Chic-Fil-A pickle buckets (howto
). This spring, I decided to use them for some cauliflower plants that I purchased as seedlings from the farmer's market. I planted three of them in the buckets and one in the garden. I didn't take a picture of the one in the garden, but trust me, the ones in the buckets are at least 3 times the size of the one in the garden. There are a variety of reasons for this. Although my garden soil is fairly rich - amended with fresh compost a few months ago, the buckets are filled with Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. Also, the buckets are in a location in the front of the house that gets probably 20% more sun than the garden does.
Anyway, I took some pictures of the buckets on March 20th and posted them to my Spring Garden Photo Update block entry on that day. I took another picture yesterday, April 5th - so we're talking about 16 days. Here are those pictures:
|Cauliflower Buckets - March 20, 2012|
|Cauliflower Buckets - April 5, 2012 |
I think we can all agree that these plants are doing extremely well!!.
I am having my friends at the local Chic-Fil-A save me some more buckets!
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