Expanding the Farm
Updated: Sep 9, 2022
Going back to my post of August 21, I have technically already expanded the gardens. I used an empty five-ounce potato sticks can with a Ziploc bag for a liner to hold a Click & Grow pod with a yellow sweet pepper plant. I have several empty potato sticks cans, and a box of lunch bags - I could do this again and again... except it looked so tacky.
The method used is called the Kratky Method. So I bought a light, some wide-mouth mason jars, and some AeroGarden Lasercut Kratky Lid Inserts for Wide-Mouth Mason Jars from an Etsy dealer (Urban Hydroculture) on Amazon.
I have a few interim photos. Why only interim? The light isn't here yet. The mason jars I have are clear - amber jars are on order. The amber jars are bigger (quarts vs pints). I have other options on order as well. That said, behold:
Covering the jar in shiny tape is still tacky. I can do better. I will do better!
I have an earworm - I can't seem to stop singing, "Domo Arigato Mr. Tomato"
The amber jars arrived - six of them - and I already transferred the AeroGarden Heirloom Cherry Tomato plant to the first, started another in the second, and used an iDOO pod and dome and sponge to start a Black Cherry Tomato plant in a third. The grow light arrived as well.
Showing two of three Kratky Amber Mason Jars and light.