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Friday, April 6, 2012

Cauliflower Buckets - Amazing!

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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