Monday, 18 February 2008

Do you know what didn't droop today?

Yes, the okra and Tony Scarfo's eggplants didn't droop but can you guess what else? Was it the broccoli? No. Was it Cath's red/ yellow capsicums? No. Give up? It was some of the lettuce ! Which lettuce? The 8 lettuce growing around the terracotta pot experiment. Not 1 leaf looked unhappy all day even though they are in the full sun. 40C and great-looking lettuce, that is something to be all skippity-doo about. This terracotta thing is one way to help tender plants get by. Oh, and those new bean shoots didn't miss a beat either because they are around another terracotta pot.

Why isn't the world cheering and gathering all their terracotta pots together and sealing up all the holes and filling them with water and burying them in the ground with me? Holy valotta, I haven't got a clue but at least the plants are cheering and clapping their little leaves.

3 comments:

Scarecrow said...

LOL OK Kate
I've been collecting pots from garage sales...
...I've found some 'Olympic supporter' coins the kids collected in Sydney to seal up the holes...
...I've got some old bits of slate to cover them (it's a bit hot up here for exposed water, it evaporates in a day)...
...I'm ready to try some of these waterers.

Kate said...

Yippee! I cover my pots too - slate, old plates,saucers from plastic pots - anything. You are investing big time here with olympic coins! Lets hope you get olympic results. Surround the pots with some good soil or compost so it sort of sucks the water out of the pots. Further out it doesn't seem to matter so much.Good luck.

Deb said...

Kates pots (& the plants around them ) looked realy good the other day. Excellent results from a low tech idea. Hardships & goverment poor leadership bring out the best in us.