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First in the ground! And, another up-potting

Wednesday, 18 Apr 12 Rainy 16°C / 61°F

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Yes, it’s a bit late, but the potatoes are finally in. It took a bit to get the garden ready, being new at this and all! And then, of course, it rained and kids got sick. But, finally, they’re in. Our first planting. We’ll see if it works in spite of our mistakes!

And the tomatoes, which I noted had roots showing after just two days after I potted them into 16oz cups, have been potted up again. The roots were beginning to come out of the holes in the bottom of the cups, and I needed to get them deeper as well to let the stems root. But all I could find were 24 oz cups. They were the same width, but gave each plant an extra 2 inches (vertically) of potting mix. I’m about to start hardening them off in the next few days, and I’m hoping the weather stays nice and pleasant over the next several weeks. We’re only 1 week out from our “Safe Date” to plant, so, we’ll see!

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Day 24

Tomato 'Rutgers'

Solanum lycopersicum

Potting Up

Finally put my Rutgers into a cup, though I skipped the 16oz and went straight for the 24!

2012 Vegetable garden

Finally ready for plants

Day 24

Tomato 'Roma'

Solanum lycopersicum

Potting Up

Up-potted from the 16oz to the 24.

Day 24

Tomato 'Beefsteak'

Solanum lycopersicum

Potting Up

Up-potted from the 16oz to the 24.

Day 24

Tomato 'Gold Medal'

Solanum lycopersicum

Potting Up

Up-potted from the 16oz to the 24.

Day 17

Potato 'Yukon Gold'

Solanum tuberosum

Planting Out

2012 Vegetable garden > 2012 Vegetable garden Finally in the garden

Day 17

Potato 'Red'

Solanum tuberosum

Planting Out

2012 Vegetable garden > 2012 Vegetable garden Finally in the garden

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