(in english y spanglish)
About 3 or so weeks ago we pruned/trimmed (i’m forgetting too many english words these days, and unfortunately my spanish isn’t getting much better!) the little branches/stems of the tomato plants to help them produce fruit (that’s the theory) y since a week ago the plants have started to have flowers!
And for many weeks we have been able to cook eggs with fresh basil!
Also something else mildly interesting is that our original box sucks up on average 7 watering cans’ worth of water (i’m guessing the can holds about 3L) a week!
Hace 3 semanas cortamos/podamos muchas de las ramas chicas de las plantas de tomates para ayudarlas a producir frutos (esa es la teoria) y desde hace una semana las plantas comenzaron a tener flores!
Y por muchas semanas he podido a cocinar huevos con albahaca fresca!
Y algo que es un poco interesante también es que nuestra caja original chupa como promedio 7 regaderas/latas de agua cada semana (y estimo que la regadera lleva 3 litros de agua)
Creo que es hora de construir mas cajas auto-regantes!
2 thoughts on “noticias del huertito del balcón – albahaca y tomates”
Do you use any organic matter to cover or use moisture crystals in your soil to help retain the water? I’m guessing it’s quite dry where you are.
How ya doing? Have you got a garden going in the back of your place?
The first box we built had a mixture of some potting mix (or at least some sort of soil that helps with the osmosis/”wicking” effect ) and some compost we got down south which i am sure would have been chemical free.
That box is working really well.
The other 2 boxes have compost from a local market – i think we chose the wrong sort of soil and therefore we aren’t getting much water absorbed through it – only about 3L a week compared to the other box – but could also be that the plants haven’t really sunk their roots into it?