Published on Jun 12, 2017 by Jason Carter
Year 1 - Spring Day 84
When I first noticed the cucumber sprouts a few mornings ago, I walked outside and found three sprouts on one hill and one on the back one. When I went later that night, there were 5 sprouts on the first hill, (which was all of the ones I planted) and three on the second hill. Pretty soon I'll need to start thinning the garden and pick out the best plants to survive. I'll need to do that pretty aggressively for the carrots and the basil since I dropped a ton of seeds in each location I planted them. I could barely see the carrot seeds so I just poured them out in an indented line and then covered the up with a bit of dirt.
My next plans include devising a way to do drip irrigation. I recently got a Raspberry Pi 3 for my 30th birthday and I have been meaning to use one of the ones I already had to do a project, so a drip irrigation system with moisture sensors would be pretty awesome to try out and post the information to a web server where I can track the moisture in the soil throughout the day and after watering.
Also I might need to built something to scare the bunnies away, maybe a robot owl? We'll see about that. But for now the things are all growing and its very exciting!