Previous blog about Dr Bell's autogardens by Jennifer Hausler
With the cooler weather finally returning to the NYC area and the author's return from a vacation in North Carolina, it seems like the summer is coming to a close.
In a garden this means three things.. 1) Harvesting 2) Starting cool-weather crops 3) Recording the results of the current year in preparation for next year.
Most of what will follow in the next few posts are contributions to item 3 but first, a listing and photos of the seven autogardens that are in operation at this time or were used earlier in the growing season. This will help you to become oriented to the basic styles of AutoGardens.
AG 01 - Indoor autogarden in basement to start seeds
|AG 01 Basement autogarden under lights. Top of Archimedes water lifter (AWL) is visible at rear|
AG 02 - Indoor autogarden in living room window to grow house plants
|AG 02 - Living room autogarden. AWL out of sight on left|
AG 04 - Nyack Community garden plot autogarden
|AG 04 at Nyack Community Garden plot - May 10th. AWL at rear and powered by batteries|
|AG 04 June 13th. AWL at right and now powered by solar panel|
|AG 05 May 25. AWL and vine racks not installed|
|AG 05 July 8. AWL out of sight at rear. Vine racks installed|
|AG 06 - May 27 3-tiered Step Garden on patio. Partial sun location.|
|AG 06- August 22nd AWL is visible at the left and watering controller is on the right.|
AG 07 - Home side yard autogarden for vegetables
|AG-07 June. Side yard garden for vegetables. Foil on pots is to protect the plastic from UV damage.|
|AG-07 July 28th. Viewed looking down. AWL is on left. Tall vertical posts are for Morning glories.|