Tried making sodium hypochlorite by electrolyzing salt water today. It made a lot of bubbles and a brownish mess in the water (due, no doubt, to oxidation of the stainless steel plates), but no noticeable amount of chlorine. The plates were about 3/8 of an inch apart, and I used 12V directly from my solar power system. Maybe I'll try again with a 3rd plate in the middle, dropping the voltage to 6V.
Finally put my earthboxes together earlier today; I had gone out by moonlight last night to collect dirt from under the mesquites and acacias, and I mixed it with the 2 cu. ft. of commercial potting mix I'd bought about a week ago. Planted Poblano peppers, and Tobolsk tomatoes. Wish me luck, I'll need it, even with these state-of-the-art planters.
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