Here is the first Model of the new design. Jacob’s idea was not only easier to construct but seems like it will work better. You can see the inlets on the bottom of the storage unites that will wick up the water. Look close and you can see the sock inside. They are those cool hospital ones with the grips.
I love the feeling of being so involved in something that I completely loose myself in the project. It’s a great feeling to see something that has only existed in your head become actualized in a tangible form. That’s been happening to me a lot more now that I’m taking on several projects that take a lot of time to put together. That can be said for a lot of the projects for Know No Stranger. Practicing bringing those visions to life strengthens me and builds my confidence to do other things that don’t exist. If it wasn’t for littler projects that build on each other’s experience I might have a harder time telling the IMA, well I’ve never done anything like this but sure, it’ll work.
They’re here! The seeds came today. This is the first year I’ve ever had a budget for buying seeds so I thought it would be a good idea to have the entire floating garden be heirloom seeds. I ordered from baker creek (rareseeds.com) after a friend showed me a catalog of plants she was excited about. I was a little hungry when I was picking out what plants I wanted so I picked out a few too many I think. My favorite things to grow have been spinach and green beans because of their high yield and quick production. New to me this year are radishes melons and tomatillos.
Here is a full list of things I’m planting.
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