posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:32 PM
I'm no botanist, but I really like how you took an idea and set up an experiment to test your hypothesis.
It's my understanding that the roots will want to spread out horizontally, so the plant won't get very big as it will take quite a long time to grow
roots to the end of the pipe.
I suspect that the dirt in the pipe will dry out relatively faster than the soil around the pipe. Since there is limited soil and an excess of
I don't think the plant will do so well in the long run since it has to pull water from such a long distance. Much like trying to drink from an extra
long straw or something.
Regardless, good luck! I can't wait to see what happens.