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First "test plantings" for the season!


I have heard that planting during a full moon might be beneficial, so I decided to test the theory with two plants that my wife gave me.
One was a romo tomato plant in a 4 inch pot and the little guy now resides in the pot that I grew a fabulous “cherry tomato” last summer. It was planted using the traditional
method of watering the transplant and putting it into the soil:

“Test plant #2” is a “sweet bell pepper” that has been "bare rooted " into its’ container. I pulled the plant out of it’s 4 inch container and totally removed all of the soil from the roots, then soaked it in a mild mixture of compost tea for about 30 minutes before planting.
I took the the time to carefully unwind and spread the small roots outward, under the water, so that plant’s roots will have a maximum contact area with the soil.
Here’s the little guy in his new home:

This will be an interesting “test”!
We’ll see what happens.

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Good luck. I have thought of trying that, but never actually done it. Got interested after looking at Moongrowers blogs. Might have to try it soon.

19 Feb, 2011


will be interesting to see, please let us know

21 Feb, 2011

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