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Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Container garden [update]

Today I went to Lowes and purchased three tomato plants and three pepper plants about three or four inches tall. Different varieties but forgot what they are. Fill you in on that tomorrow.

Stopped at the DollarTree and picked up eleven more ten quart pails. My daughter came in last night with some plants she had purchased for me. Will put some of them in ten quart pails. Would need to buy quite a few more pails than I purchased today. I have about thirty five gallons of container mix left over from my redo job with the perlite and vermiculite.

Stopped at the Dollar store yesterday and purchased one eighteen quart dish basin about 13 inches x 15 inches x about eight inches deep.

When I got back from shopping today I drilled one half inch holes in the pails. Five on the bottom and three around the outside about one third of the way down. Then I took the dish basin and drilled a hole in each corner of the bottom about one and one half inch from each edge to leave a lip on the ground so when I fill it the ground box mix will hold it down. Then I took my drywall razor knife and cut to each corner on all four sides to remove the bottom making my ground box for the other zucchini to plant.

That was it for today as I was doing other things during the day.

Tomorrow I will be doing mixing up pail potting mix with the vermiculite and doing a bunch of transplanting. Flowers I have left, plants my daughter gave me and my tomato and pepper plants in the six remaining wooden containers I have ready. If I have time I may do the ground box for the zucchini. If I have time to even do all of that. Might get distracted with something else. Of course the next days sun after tomorrow will come up again.  I hope, Might rain too or I could break a leg before then.

Will brush up on the ferlizerBig Grin requirements before I transplant the tomato and pepper plants. Want to get it right this year.


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