Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
Emersed setup, partial success, but a question..
So after solid few hours searching here and through out google for set up ideas. I had ZERO money, so it all had to be what I had in the house.
I don't have a pic yet, I just decided to seek advice tonight. The setup is as follows:
Some cut down plastic planters, modified to add more ventilation
The leftovers of a bag of topsoil
So, I just grabbed some trimmings, not even sure what, planted them, filled the bottom with water and a little in each plant pot.
Covered the whole thing in industrial sized plastic wrap, put in some vent holes and walked away.
I think it was getting too much sun, dried up and caused an algae farm, so I moved it back to give it less sun time. The algae subsided and it seems more moist in there.
Weeks go by.. I don't look at it.. the plastic wrap is hanging off the inside. the water level is low, and there's bugs all around it.
I refill the water, fix the plastic wrap, and leave it for another couple weeks.. now.. plants! I have no idea what kind but plants none the less.
One issue is that there's obviously larvae of some kind swimming in the water, which scares me. I don't know what's down there.. if it were safe to feed my fish I'd be down.. but I just doubt it. Is there any way to limit/minimize the bugs?
I'm still in shock this thing is growing plants!!