Thursday, May 26, 2011
Great Wall of Lettuce a Year Later: Failure Report
While the Great Wall of Lettuce was a wonderful experiment. It was a failed gardening technique. Because I was unwilling to go the full 9 yards into hydroponics, the plants were spindly and undernourished. I wanted to use worm tea as fertilizer but it didn't really work that well. And while the plants got sufficient water, they lacked sufficient sun. If I had more energy this year I would try it again in a more felicitous exposure, but I suspect that the roots would burn. Maybe in the fall. Maybe one of you guys is willing to try the project and report back. I would like to find a way to make it work. And I hear that persistence is the character trait most responsible for successful living.