Circle Cut Out of Rockwool to Give Room for Seeds – Arugula in the Tower Garden

I cut a circular slit in the rockwool to plant the arugula seeds.  (My wife says all I need is a little smile on the plate now.)

July 5, 2015

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July 11 - Placed arugula seedlings in Tower Garden

July 11 – Placed arugula seedlings in Tower Garden

July 19 - Arugula growing well

July 19 – Arugula growing well

July 25 Arugula in the Tower Garden Circle Cut Out

July 25

August 1, 2015

August 1, 2015

Circle cut out of rockwool to give room for more arugula seeds.

August 15, 2015

Cutting a circle out of the rockwool didn’t work as well as just cutting a hole in the middle and planting the arugula. So I’m going to mark this as ‘failure’ since it might be better to just cut out a hole.

Cutting Rockwool in Half for Arugula in the Tower Garden

This experiment could easily fail, but I’m going to give it a try.  I’m wondering if the arugula will grow quicker if I cut the rockwool in half.  My theory is that the roots will reach the Tower Garden water sooner. This experiment is similar to cutting slits in the bottom of the rockwool.

If you’ve given this a try, then let me know in the comments.

June 6, 2015

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June 12: The roots are coming out of the rockwool so I placed the arugula into the Tower Garden.

June 12: The roots are coming out of the rockwool so I placed the arugula into the Tower Garden.

June 17

June 17

July 5, 2015. One stock of arugula is doing well.  The others probably didn't get enough light.

July 5, 2015. One stock of arugula is doing well. The others probably didn’t get enough light.

July 19

July 19

 We’re at 6 weeks now and this arugula isn’t as large as arugula in a full rockwool.  I’m going to label this as a failure and move on.