I have a bit of a problem. I have various liquids that I can add to my plants to help them grow, such as:
- Compost Tea
- Worm Tea
The problem is, I don’t know which would be best. I decided that I needed to run a little experiment to decide what would be the best to help my seeds grow into seedlings. To do this, I took a seed that I know well… the Broad Bean. This is a plant that I can grow very easily, so I decided that this would be a good seed to use. I then set out 6 different seedling punnets. Into each I placed soil from the same source. Then, after marking each container, I placed three seeds into the soil. I then positioned them on a shelf in my mini-greenhouse.
Why 6 punnets? Well, I decided to use six different liquids.
- Water (rain water)
- Seasol mixed with tap water
- Seaweed (a solution that I have been soaking for around three months) mixed with water
- Compost Tea (some of my compost, mixed with tap water)
- Worm Tea (Liquid made from Worm castings) mixed in water
- Liquid run off from making my fodder (basically, whatever comes from the barley).
I will water them every second day, taking a picture each time. Once they sprout, I will water them more regularly.
The Baby Bunnies are growing amazingly fast. They have already opened their eyes and started to move around their hutch. As I mentioned before, they have pelts of lovely colours, although I have to say that I really love the honey coloured one in the background of the below picture. They are also starting to show their personality. They brown one seems to like it when I scratch it’s back. The white one is extremely neurotic, leaping around in terror if I touch it. The honey one is a bit of an explorer, walking around the hutch.
Ginger is eating a lot more than normal. Luckily I have been growing fodder to supplement the grain and grass that she eats.