written by Yvonne
Lots of seedlings are coming up quick so I moved forward and began transplanting them into the beds. Each seedling (in its marked newspaper pot) was placed where it will be planted. Then, before I planted them, and was no longer able to determine what's what, I pulled out the garden layout and noted where each item was to be planted. Olive helped, of course.
I'd read a tip on transplanting seedlings. If using a biodegradable pot (like newspaper or peat), you don't need to take the plant out of the pot, you just stick the whole thing in the ground. This is one reason I LOVE using newspaper: It uses up newspaper already on hand, no extra money spent on pots, and you get to plant the whole thing! Simply pull off the bottom of the pot so the roots can grow, and set the whole thing in the ground. The bottom peals back real easy since it's been sitting in water.
Seedlings that found a home in the beds this weekend included:
- Black beauty squash
- Straight neck squash
- Muncher cucumbers
- Red sails lettuce
- Mesclun lettuce
- Buttercrunch lettuce
- Oregano (given to me by Pam - we'll try it again and see what happens)