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July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

20 days in the the plants are still thriving! On this early morning on the 4th of July all these hot peppers are trying their hardest to reach towards the sky without the help of plant steroids or any external substances besides what is provided by the horse manure, water and soil combination which the pants are loving.

Saturday

June 23, 2012

The little guys are thriving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.O. Update

June 18th

4 days later and the plants are doing great.

A few of the peppers were lost by the wind blowing the plastic cover over them which suffocated the seedlings. The plastic barrier was pinned down in strategic places to prevent any more deaths and no more water was needed as the earth boxes are keeping the plants moist with plenty of water. The plants are in New York but temperatures on the 18th ranged in the to 96-98 degrees Fahrenheit  and the plants have been doing great and have had plenty of water with just the reservoir of water provided by the earth boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flatbush Organics…… Update

June 14, 2012

36 hot pepper plants have successfully been transplanted to the 7th floor roof top of the new home of Flatbush Organics.

Transplanting the small pepper plants from there home inside two pots of soil into 18 cubic feet of soil, contained in Earth Boxes, was a breeze on Thursday June 14th. The plants were all successfully transplanted and then the soil was covered with plastic trash bags to prevent moisture evaporation whilst taking care and leaving holes for the plants to grow out of. With the location of the plants being under full sun, it is important to use a plastic barrier or some form of moisture control to prevent evaporation. Bark mulch can be used as well but in this case black plastic trash bags were the easiest accessible. Creating the moisture barrier will in turn allow for less physical labor, time, and water use in the overall production of the plants. Once the operation was fully set up all the earth boxes were filled with water and the plants were left to grow and thrive!

 

 

Flatbush Organics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new home of Drayton Organics. Flatbush Organics.

These are the earth boxes which have been prepped with existing soil form previous farming experiments and a 25percent fresh horse manure combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Plants ready to be transplanted!

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New Growth…………

These are the seedlings that have popped up on the fire escape of my Brooklyn residence.¬† Soon the seedlings will be transplanted to the roof top gardens of Terraform One, located in Downtown Brooklyn. Each seedling will be transplanted in to planters that will have two layers. The upper layer of the planters will be soil and the lower half will be filled with water and organic fertilizer. This half “hydroponic” system will allow for less physical maintenance in watering the plants during the hot summer months.

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