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Update, even longer over due.

10 Nov

So there has been no update on this blog for months now. I have been busy with work. And somewhat remote.

Okay a quick list of the changes.

The garlic – was planted and grew, then died. It dries out too easily in the pot and most likely under watered in my absence.

The ginger – survived and is still growing after a period of being dead or dormant.

The sweet potato – the slips that were planted died. I think from lack of regular water. The dog ate the sweet potato with sprouts planted whole.

The BSFL bins – have received all food waste since last photos posted. They are producing larvae and consuming food wastes well.

The chicken coop – is still standing and cleans up as well as ever with a quick spray of the hose.

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Stragglers

19 Mar

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From a whole bulb of garlic, only four or five cloves developed no signs of life. These two stragglers are getting an extension. One had roots and no sprout, the other a sprout and no roots.

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Shoot’n sweet potatoes!

19 Mar

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Sprouting so quick you can see it growing before you very eyes.

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Sprouting sweet potato.

19 Mar

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Hooray the sweet potato has small purple shoots on it!

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Ginger and garlic.

19 Mar

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The ginger and garlic both doing well. Both ready for soil I think.

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Sweet potato after three days.

10 Mar

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The sweet potato, developing roots, but no shutes after three days.

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Garlic three days later.

10 Mar

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Most of the garlic cloves are sprouted and have root development. This is after 3 days. The more advanced should probably go in the ground now, rather than wait for all cloves to shoot, if ever.