Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 17 & 18

It’s another biweekly update. Nothing really exciting has happened, except that it has been raining a lot, like everyday, lately. Not too great for my plants I guess. They are not growing as much as before. So just a quick peek for last week: And this week: Yup, their growth seem to have slowed down… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 17 & 18

Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 15 & 16

I missed last week’s update. Here it is: And this week’s: The basil and sweet potato keep on growing up, up and out. (Wonder if they were trying “away” too?) Mint is going slow after last week’s trimming. Partly it’s recovering and partly not getting much sunlight from the shades of sweet potato’s larger leaves:… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 15 & 16

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 14

Found some epsom salts in the pharmacy and fed my plants some salt solution earlier this week. Looks like the mint likes it: The leaves of the mint grew to twice the previous size! The sweet potato plant’s leaves have gotten a lot bigger too, but the primary stem has wilted off. The basil is… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 14

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 11

Another week just flew by! It seems like the basil is doing its rebellious teenager thingie by a spurt of nice, fat leaves after last week’s haircut: Almost couldn’t see the low-laying sweet potato plant. The young shoots on the mint look like they are catching up. Can’t wait for a cup of nice, refreshing… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 11

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 10

It’s been 10 weeks of gardening in my old washing machine! Can’t say that I’ve managed to grow enough food to feed my tiny frog self, but there’s been two satisfying harvests of basil for pasta sauce. Yep I trimmed the basil again this week as it’s been growing and branching rather rapidly. Snipped off… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 10