Potted or re-potted a Lot of plants I'm growing indoors
Friday, 06 Apr 12 Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
This AM I went thru all the plants I have started indoors and potted up or re-potted, as necessary, many of them. Whew! Several of the waxed paper cups I had Tomatoes growing in fell apart when I lifted them. Some I re-potted into larger cups or into green plastic pots. Some I just carefully picked up and set into a plastic cup with drainage slots cut in the bottom.
I recently bought 3 sizes of plastic pots. 6", 8", and 12" pots. After doing so, and filling them all with a 50-50 mix of compost and potting soil, I realized that basically all I need right now are the smallest size. Oh well, my plants will eventually grow into the larger pots. Or I could plant tiny plants in ridiculously huge pots!
Most of my lettuce plants, plus some radishes, herbs, etc., I’ve decided to grow in pots, leaving much of my new garden space to the Tomatoes, Green beans, Zucchini Squash, etc. that need a lot of space. I picked up along the side of the road an outdoor metal shelving unit with clear plastic shelves recently that I’ve placed near my back door and will use for the herbs, lettuce, etc. That should be really handy in all weather.
One thing that I realized when I initially watered these new plastic pots – the water that soaks thru them looks like coffee due to the large quantities of Starbucks UCG I used to make my compost. Oh well! That should look really good (Not!) on the clear plastic shelves.
My plants under lights table is really full now! Fortunately in another week or so I should be able to plant out a lot of my plants. Plus I plan to give some tomato plants away next Sunday the 15th. I’m starting at church a Fruitful Fun Fellowship group at church called the Fellowship of Giant Tree Tomatoes. Yes, I warned those who requested the free Tomato plants that these reportedly can grow 18 feet tall and grow 60 pounds of tomatoes per plant!
Right bin of Mantis ComposT-Twin compost tumbler and Horseshoe bed South of patio garden