Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Self watering container

We have had so much rain my only hope of controlling the environment for my tomatoes are these self watering tubs. with plastic over my tomatoes.

In the tub above I have yellowing on the leafs of the tomato . The asparagus seems fine. So I took off the bottom yellow leaves and added more composted manure. along with dry grass and clover.My upside down tomatoes are the only healthy ones I have at this time. I can control the amount of water they get by covering the hole on top.
I added plastic to protect the tubs from all the storms we are expecting.
I will uncover them when weather is clear.
___________________________________________________________________________The photo above shows above shows how I use the sleeve of an old cotton work shirt for a wick to pull water from the bottom of the tub to the top of the soil.
I them take a tomato seedling that has yellow leaves and remove it from the self watering soda bottle. I pull off all the yellow leaves.
Next step is to plant it deeper in the tub so it grows more roots and hopefully creates a healthy plant. Click here to see how my self watering tubs were created.

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Wendy said...

Anticipation is half the fun of gardening. I can't wait to see your tomatoes fully grown! You've done so much work!!

Denise said...

You have worked so hard, great job my friend.

Zaroga said...

I like seeing how your garden grows.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gardening is not easy, is it Grammy? The weather always seems to play a big part. When we have a drought, the plants suffer. When we have too much rain, they also suffer. Yipes---it's just hard work. BUT--the outcome is great once we see the finished product. Good Luck!!!