back home for a couple of days and here’s what it looks like:
june 24th update:
for people who have to travel, coco coir is great; my plant sitter didn’t catch a problem with the pump and the farm had to survive for a week with very little water. the coir saved all the plants from dying although they looked pretty bad when i got home, they all bounced back nicely.
also since there was no pruning while gone, i had to cut back things severely, particularly the tomatoes, and move them around. the leaf curl visible on the tomatoes is from the stress of pruning but they are already showing lots of new growth where i’d like it to be. it was hard to prune when the tomatoes were flowering but if i didn’t they would totally take over the window. the pepper is about to flower too but it’s much better behaved so no need to prune it.
another thing i’m happy with in my design is the drip chain as opposed to using tubing; the chain keeps roots tidy through air pruning, thus keeping the system from getting clogged with roots and potentially overflowing, another plus if one travels a lot!