Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Not long ago, this would have been one sweaty, difficult afternoon in the high heat and humidity. All would be re-potted in one afternoon. Not so anymore. I can no longer attain the lofty heights I once could.
I acquired two more plants--boxwood basil and a pepper plant in addition to the flowers I purchased for a dime. These were more pricey--$1.75 apiece but still less than 1/2 the original price. The jalapeno already had one pepper about four inches long. So, I am out about $10 so far. None of my seeds have been set to germinate. I may just stick to herbs. Everything must be in pots this year.
The drill is for drilling holes in the bottom of those decorative plastic pots. None of these pots cost me over a quarter. I have accumulated them over a few years from garage sales. I had to salvage them from under a bush of wisteria that has decided to grow in the flower bed. I wondered where all my pots had gone. I stacked them in the end of the flower bed last fall when there were no wisteria or plants.
Unfortunately, I did have to buy potting soil. There is a compost pile full of roots! I have a heap of rotting and rotten leaves. Roots for scuppernong have invaded it, so I cannot dig it up. Ex bf will be here on Wednesday, so he may get some for me to mix with this. The potting soil is expensive, so I may just add some of the leaves not quite gone to soil. It will work to increase the volume of "dirt" to fill all the pots without purchasing anything else....promise.
On Tuesday, I must clear this away so I can actually work on the table. But, this was Monday's work and supplies gathered. I did water all the plants with a nozzle I bought last year that has a really easily-turned adjustment for the type stream of water. Tomorrow, I must round up more pots I just remembered.
Have you been forced by your health to alter the way you are able to work in your garden or pots of plants?