... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Well, the first sprig we brought home didn't make it. It got frozen solid in a saucer of water and turned to mush. So, we gave it another try and this time it looks like it's gonna work alright. It's taken a week or two for the pieces to get settled in their new home - and they looked pretty pathetic while that was happening. But now they're starting to really get growing. I read somewhere that watercress especially likes limestone, so I just worked a little agricultural lime in between the plants - that's why the Miracle-Gro potting soil looks a little gray in spots. The inner clear plastic container is one that bulk salad greens come in. I poked a couple of holes in it and filled it with potting soil. Then that container is sitting in a rubbermaid container with water filled almost to the brim of the inner container. I've been changing that water about once a week.

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