Seed Swaps

Potting Up: Nearing the End

01 Apr 2009
Overcast 6°C / 43°F

Weeks now I’ve been potting up all the starts, and finally I can see the finish line. A few more to go (just the broccoli and cauliflower, which I’ve been holding off on because I KNOW they don’t like to be transplanted), but all the peppers and tomatoes, along with the squash and some other assorted plants have now all been potted up.

I’m also officially scrambling for room. Some of the stronger stemmed plants have been relegated to a sunny window for their light needs. The rest of the plants are totally squished under my 4ft shop light.

As for the more recently started seeds (the corn, herbs, and some flowers as well as the summer squashes) I started them all in coir pots with soil/perlite medium of my own mixture to make life a little easier on me. I shouldn’t have to repot them before it’s time for them to go outside.






Folia Helper

United States5b

Wow. You’ve been working hard. Congratulations on getting them almost all done.

Posted on 01 Apr 09 (over 9 years ago)


Folia Helper


When can your seedlings go out? Why do you plant your corn inside? I’ve been waffling on what to do with mine. I think I’m going to just direct seed because it’s just popcorn plants for the kids, but I’m not sure.

Posted on 02 Apr 09 (over 9 years ago)


Folia Helper


Urbandogsgarden – it hardly seems like work when you enjoy yourself! ;)

Ceae – My last frost date is May 4th, so it’ll be about 7-10 days after that depending on how the weather is. I start my corn inside because I’m growing a later variety this year, and I want to make sure it gets enough time to grow properly. Last year my corn was slooooooow to grow, but the fact that it was also in a shadier spot didn’t help. It was my first year, so I learnt tons.

Posted on 02 Apr 09 (over 9 years ago)

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