Eleven Still Remain
It started seven months ago with four plants. They were planted into ordinary flower pots. Straight branches found and cut in a nearby forest were added for support.
The plants were put closely to the eastern wall and under the roof. They would get enough exposure to the morning sun. ÄÅ¤ the same time they will be protected from the rain.
Watering of the plants regularly was very important. The wall accumulated heat during the day and radiated it back to the plants during the night. This was beneficial in one way and dangerous in another.
Higher temperatures at night helped to speed up the growth of the plants and ripening of the fruits.
At the same time this meant that the danger of drying up the soil was more present.
This dualism of the situation surfaced most clearly during our summer leave. What did happen then?
... to be continued ...
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