With the help of my new planting cells, I’ve managed to plant more cool weather crops and in greater quantities than last year… and it really shows ! My plants this year are nearly three weeks ahead. The difference is pretty clear when looking at the broccolli that I planted out on May 24 of last year, which you can see here: http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=1613
Not only have I been freed from poking numerous holes in styrofoam cups, I’ve also found these cells are a cinch to fill with soil: Just plop a hand full of dirt in the center and spread it around. Then poke holes and add some seeds.
My indoor planted pak choi is really doing well. Last year I planted it after my warm weather crops, and it didn’t grow well, so I decided to read the seed packets planting instructions, and try again. This time I planted pak choi right after planting celery, and the little green leaves are doing great. I am still a bit unsure what I will do with all of these plants, but then again, I have no idea to do with all of the tomatoes I’m growing either.
Since I was able to plant so fast with my new cells, I found time to plant lots of cherry tomatoes. These little tomatoes will be perfect for salads while we wait for their full size cousins to ripen. To the right you can see pepper plants poking out of the soil. They are a week or two late, but I think a little green water will do miracles.