Radishes for Adoption: Growing Experiments
The purple Radish is a sturdy, fast-growing plant that makes for a gratifying growing experience because it sprouts after one, two days and displays the ripening of its fruit above the soil.
Before outsourcing the radish growing to strangers I did my own tests and planted the seeds in various different containers to see how much soil and light/access is needed. One intention of Radish for Adopters was to utilize available resources (= low footprint) in the homes of the participants. Below are a few growing samples I did back in April 2009 (from seed to veggie) where I turned used packaging into veritable planters...
Growing Radish in a Condom (latex)
Growing Radish in a Coffee Can (aluminum)
Growing Radish in a Balloon (rubber)
Growing Radish in a Wine Glass
Growing Radish in an Egg Container (PET)
Growing Radish in a Zip Lock Bag (polyethylene)
Growing Radish in a Yoghurt Cup (coated paper)
Growing Radish in a Gardener's Glove (wool)
C R E D I T S
Radishes for Adoption would have been impossible without the incredible dedication and support of Makiko Hori, Mie Matsuoka, Tagaki-san, and last but not least Yuka Saito. I am also grateful for the open-minded adopters throughout Kyoto (and Osaka) who offer their care and home for my radishes and agreed to meet with me once a week.
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