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« on: March 31, 2006 07:53:07 AM »

Ok, so in my attempt to sleep last night I had an idea.  How cool would it be to have like 5 beakers sitting on the window sill in my kitchen with my favorite herbs in them?  You know like the scientific kind. This morning I got up and found that at American Science & Surplus they have unused beakers for sale.  I want to buy them and then fill them with soil and plant basil, parsley, etc.  Is this feasible to you think?  What about drainage?  Would like clear pebbles on the bottom be enough to keep excess water from destroying the roots?  I need some advice here because I'm not much of a gardener but we use a lot of herbs to cook with. 

Thanks so much in advance.  I cant wait to hear your responses!

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006 08:19:26 AM »

I don't see why it wouldn't work. It would be essentially the same thing as growing plants in a glass jar or something like a tererrium (sp?). I think as long as you put some small pebbles in the bottom and maybe a little sand and your soil it should grow fine. It miaght be a good idea to start in a small beaker to test it first and then if it works, upgrade to a larger one as it grows or however big you want it to get...
 Or you could plant the herbs in a smaller little pot (with a drainage hole in the bottom with a little sand under it) and put inside the beaker/flask to avoid the filtering materials with the soil, then just fill up the beaker around the littler pot with glass marbles, or soil, whatever you want.
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