In reference to transplanting California Wonder pepper plants about a month ago, I ran out of planting pots. There were some Gatorade® bottles I had saved for recycle around, so I put 4 holes in the outer edge on the bottom for draining and cut the top off , transplanting California Wonder pepper plants. I had not even rinsed nor sanitized them (oops). What I realize now, is the difference between the growth in each, under the same conditions.
Is there something special in Gatorade®? Sugar? Sweetener? Did the plastic bottle create more light? Does the plastic container hold moisture over a longer period of time or keep moisture levels more consistent? As you can see, they are in the same flat, same grow light, same potting soil used from the same bag, transplanted at the same time, same conditions. I thought it very odd and expected the regular container to do better.
Just an observation, I’ve done no research into why this happened. I’m sorry for the odd color pictures, my grow light was on at the time.
The Garlic Growth
October 2016, I planted my fall garlic cloves. Due to the mild winter, they’ve grown from clove to stalk in a short 5 months. I just may have over planted, a natural thing for me, and have way too much garlic. Time to have a grilled stinking rose party this summer! It was suggested by a friend to sell them fresh to a restaurant, as soon as I pull them. We’ll see what happens when the time comes.
October 2016, planted and relocation of garlic.
April 2017, current state