Monthly Archives: March 2012

Microwaved water vs. kettle boiled water for plants – Part 6: Staking

March 23, 2012

Morning: gave them each 1/4 cup water from the appropriate bottle.

Evening: the seedlings have grown a bit leggy and are starting to require support (see the first photo below), most likely a consequence of insufficient light compared to the temperature inside the room.  This might correct itself once the plants are moved outside but, for now, I have staked them with bamboo shish kabab sticks and string (see the second photo below).

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Microwaved water vs. kettle boiled water for plants – Part 5: Status Update

March 21, 2012

As you can see in the photo below, all six plants are doing well and there is no significant difference between the two groups, allowing for the fact that there will be variation and the numbers are few.  The three on the left are the ones receiving kettle-boiled water while the three on the right are getting microwaved water.

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