Monday, May 18, 2009
Two and a bit weeks later.
Drunken Women post, 1st may 2009
Hi all, remember these guys.
The experiment using potting mix and different organic soil enrichment substances (fertiliser) I have around the place.
Well this is two and a bit weeks later.
(you really need to click on the photo to get a better idea of their growth)
From left to right is (as stated on the drunken woman post)
1. A mix of all
2. Half compost and potting mix.
3. Potting mix with two hand fulls of cow manure
4. Potting mix with a half a hand full of rooster booster fertiliser
5. Straight potting mix.
So far it's an even race between #1 and #4 and if you have ever wondered why your plants don't perform when planted into potting mix then just have a look at the lettuce in pots #5 to see why.
From what I can gather they are pretty gutless.
Only the potting mixes with some extras added perform.
I have to say I'm surprised with the growth rate from the pots with Rooster Booster in and had assumed the ones with compost would have done the best.
I also expected more from the cow manure pots, but I know that when I use it in the general garden areas it is a terrific soil conditioner, feeding the worms and helping to retain moisture in the soil.
From here it will be a test to see which one can or does maintain their fertility and growth.
Cheers and happy veggie gardening,