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My first question is in reference to the plants in the flower-box. This
self-watering flower-box is very handy. It keeps everything watered
24/7. However, I am worried about over-watering. In the close up shots,
you can see some green stuff on the surface of the dirt. Is this algae?
How can I stop this and will it hurt my plants?
My other question is about the mint garden. As you can see, my plants
are beginning to grow. I water them with the sprinkler for about an
hour a day. Will they spread in this clay soil? I tilled it prior to
planting, and mixed in some top soil. However, with watering everyday,
the soil seems to have settled. I want this area to be completely
DEVOURED by the mint, which is why I planted such a intrusive array of
plants. I noticed the peppermint tends to grow out, while the others
just grow up. What can I expect and when?
I live in Maryland, north of Baltimore. The soil is all clay. The
summer is hot and humid (85+ everyday). It rains regularly all season
all year. Snow comes in late December and usually lasts on and off
That said, what can I expect of my creations year-round? Thanks a lot!