I started growing arugula in the summer of 2022 while working on my automated plant irrigator. My initial goal was to understand plants better so I could work to automate them, but I also gained an appreciation for gardening and watching a plant grow over a season.
I’m interested in growing food in my garden to cook the freshest meals imaginable. I also find watching the progress of plant growth peaceful, and it’s a nice break from work sometimes.
This summer, I continued my automation efforts indoors with basil, oregano, parsley, and basil, but I also started growing tomatoes and peppers outdoors (completely manually). Next summer, I plan to expand my garden even more and learn from the mistakes I made this year.