Author Topic: The quest to add more flavor  (Read 810 times)

Beau in Austin

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The quest to add more flavor
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:14:20 pm »
I've read about cutting back on watering before harvest to intensify the flavor of tomatoes and watermelons. We can use EB sanctioned potting mixes that have a little bit of bat guano and worm castings and other stuff that's more than just a wicking growing medium. We can add snacks.

What else? I had a thought, want to run it by you. Do you think a tube (a capsule), the size of a cardboard toilet paper roll, made of food grade plastic and permeated with hundreds of tiny holes, could be filled with compost, buried in the EB, and serve the purpose of getting actual compost to the plants without mucking up the wicking? Maybe two or three of these tubes, or one the size of a paper towel core?

I wonder if a modified EB could be introduced that would add the ability to introduce compost from a door in the side that leads to a pocket not unlike the wicking corners...?

Beau in Austin

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Re: The quest to add more flavor
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 09:23:22 pm »
I should find a plastic rolling pin that can be filled with water (only fill it with compost after the next step), drill some holes in it, and try this experiment next year.
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