Originally posted 6-28-11
The self-watering containers under roof (for shade) are doing much better than the greenhouse containers. The very early heat did a number on the greenhouse plants. Although we are harvesting some nice banana peppers, green peppers, and cherry tomatoes, the regular tomatoes are rupturing (no, make that exploding) from the heat.
Self-Watering Containers on the Patio
Our fertilizers: Pure Black Castings™ mixed into the potting soil; VermaPlex® added to the water reservoir.
For extra nitrogen, we added a cloth bag of VermaMax® to the water reservoir and let it leach into the water. The corn benefits from this added nitrogen, although the beans don't need it. That's why we've decided to put corn onto a separate system. Live and learn.
Current pics next time.
Organic Garden Resources
VermaMax®: New certified organic source for extra nitrogen and calcium. Organic chicken litter composted with VermaPlex®.