If you remember watching The Jeffersons sing with me…
Well we’re movin on up, to the east side.
To a deluxe peat pot in the sky.
Movin on up, to the east side.
We finally got a piece of the veggie pie.
It’s moving day for some of the seedlings. I moved some (not all) to larger pots. Peat pots. They also did not really move up the east side. When you make it big in my house and you are a plant I guess moving up to the south side window would be going big time.
The lettuce mix has now started to look more like a mix, changing color and leaf style.
The tomato plant in his new home. Though he is lonely now and probably a little scared this is really going to help him thrive.
When you are out on your own, living on the streets it forces you to toughen up. If he stayed in his tiny seed tray he would never learn to stand tall, grow and survive in a large environment.
Being he is headed out on his own I am currently teaching him a sleeper hold and knockout punch to the stem that hopefully he will never have to use. Better safe than sorry.
My leek are starting to look like little soldiers. If I was a plant I wouldn’t mess with these guys. In the seedling world these leek are like 10 feet tall. Monsters.
When I transplant a seedling all I do is take a spoon and remove everything in one scoop. That way the roots are not disturbed.
You can see one root hanging down trying to hold on to the tray. They don’t like to be moved. It is for their own good though, and must be done.
There ya go. Your new home.
I fill the new pot half full with with black garden soil. I then lay the transplant on top and fill around it with more of the soil. The seedlings can then choose when to send the roots down into the new environment instead of me forcing it so quickly.
Lettuce mix on the move.
There go the leeks.
I only moved a quarter of the plants into larger pots. I want to see how they do before I move the rest. So, maybe next Saturday will be another moving day.
I have already scheduled the moving van.