Compost Day 7
Growing Day 7
Together Day 7
I have been monitoring the terrariums daily, watching for changes in the environments. I tried to make some decisions on how i was going to forward with this, how often was i going to photograph them, in order to show change. I decided weekly at the beginning of the project, but as i monitor daily I may adjust the schedule if something exciting happens and choose to photograph at a different time.
So the compost was significantly less volume in one week, and I already have some significant growth of the seeds. I have not needed to water the plants at all the soil is still plenty moist as well as the compost. This is very exciting and seems to be progressing nicely.
I realized in my last post I did not describe what was in the jars.
Compost Jar (from bottom up)- rocks, activated charcoal, organic moss, organic soil, orange peal (fresh and dried), egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds, yard waste green and dried.
Growth Jar (from bottom up)- rocks, activated charcoal, moss, organic soil, basil seeds, purple basil seeds, chive seeds
The first layer of rocks, activated charcoal, moss, provide for drainage and filtering of the water that is in the environment.
The only thing I have done to these since the beginning is to mix the compost before photographing. After researching compost in order to achieve best results you should turn the pile.