Cigar Box Planters Update
Submitted by CalamityJon on June 23, 2009 - 13:15
I'm pleased to say that the plants are growing healthy and abundant. The cigar boxes are holding up ... for the most part (check the individual photos for details). I'm most impressed with how well the Pineapple Sage is doing, it's growing like crazy.
Anyway, my nice wee plants in nice wee cigar boxes, they're coming along just beautifully. I think I'll build a coupla more.
The pineapple sage is growing gangbusters, lush and verdant. The cigar box agrees with it. Haven't tried cooking with the leaves, yet, as I want to make sure it's good and acclimated to the planter before I start tearing off pieces of it. So, I don't know if it's absorbed any flavor from the cedar box, or any laminating chemicals or what-have-you in the box. We'll see.
The Scotch Moss is demolishing the cigar box, it's growing so quickly that it's split the seams on all four sides. Where the box is still attached, it's holding just fine, so I think what I may do is move it to a new box and see if a little extra room makes a difference.
Still, it's really rewarding to see it growing so abundantly...