|The cotton wicks|
|Fred v.1, a little too warm and wet|
|Happy Fred, v.2|
So far, this couldn't have been easier. I haven't watered Fred but the first time. He still has water, and it's sort of brewed into compost tea. I check it every week or so to see if he still has enough and that it's not stale or moldy. Fred seems to be thriving! I went outside after not paying attention to him for two weeks (about a month after potting him) and noticed that he'd suddenly doubled in size. Now this is a lazy gardener's dream! I neglect, he grows. So far, no weeds and minimal water.
More to come! If he grows nicely, I'll be starting another container plant to see if I can get some winter crops. The climate here is mild and rarely frosts, so I should be able to manage something, especially if I rely on black plastic to keep it warm.