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Re: Allotment

#221 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Mon Apr 17, 2023 8:50 pm

Bigger pots mostly populated a couple of days ago.
I finished filling the other ones (on the right) just now.
Seed trays in the foreground are this year's main crop, just planted.
I get animals roaming my property and trampling, and ants eat seeds, so I find getting them started and transplanting solves both problems.

This is my first go with big pots for growing to full size, so advice appreciated.
I have mixed good topsoil from my own lot with peat moss and compost, about 80%/10%/10%.
This is a bit less additives than recommended, but I have excellent topsoil.
I have a range of varieties across a range of pot sizes, as I cannot find any definitive advice on pot sizes for cherry tomatoes, or smaller peppers.
Nor do I know how much produce one loses for going a size smaller.
So, I hope to find out both this year.

This year's Spring is forecast to be quite short, so I will leave building the trolley thingie PHXPhlyer suggested till next year, when I will have decided exactly what size pots to use, and so will know exactly what size to build it.
In the meantime, I will get a lot of exercise!

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