Monday, December 3, 2007

Jade Plant Experiment - Afterthoughts

Oy. Google ate my post. That was fun. Now to retype it all...

I failed big time. I knew it was going to happen. As I predicted, the summer heat would make me lose interest in this experiment. Ah, but, I know some are curious as to what happened after...


Team M

Plant NameNumberedTeam M
1. (Dwarf?) Jade Plant 9.5" 10"
2. Hummel Sunset 10" ***
3. Gollum Jade Plant   9"
4. Hobbit Jade Plant 8.5" 7.5"

***I gave away the jade plant when someone asked for it. Sorry 'bout that...

My conclusion? I think the recipe helped slightly. (Refer to measurements from first post) While Team M was catching up to its taller counterparts, it wasn't exactly a big improvement. I imagine if I were to run this experiment for five years, Team M would have a big advantage over the other team eventually. Would I do it? Very lazily.

Off-topic note, I do love how the fertilizer recipe has caused lots of buds on my thanksgiving cacti. The likelihood of me making the fertilizer for next year is very high and I may continue to water Team M just for the heck of it.