Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Greenhouse... Transplants... etc

Yesterday, I woke up, and one of the programs I had to have working, completely freaked out on me. I spent all day Friday, trying to get a different program to work properly. I couldn't take another day of "Fixing Programs", and worse, it was not a problem on "my end".

So... I hit Eject, and went to the Greenhouse. Okubu in west Jordan. All the pictures are available on facebook.
This is what it looks like.... This is just where half the vegetables are.
Now, below is my greenhouse, a week ago, my sister, who is a shit Gardner(sibling stuff here)... and seriously... I fucking Rock!
she is just trying to keep up..... Irregardless(Hat tip Sandy/Turbo.. I know it isn't a word), My sister sent me some plants, They were the ones she didn't want to transplant in her own greenhouse. I've been a slacker, and couldn't get seedlings started... Sure I rock!! but I'm super Busy!... Blogging and what not... I have a policy, I only grow things in the greenhouse, that I can't buy. So only Heirloom Tomatoes, Only special Varieties of things. It's cheaper and better for the environment, if it's done commercially. And I support local Growers.
but, beyond the Extras, my sister gave me (seriously she grew roma's and some Cherry... I asked her "what kind of cherry tomatoes", and she looked at me like I was from outer space).. BTW there is a Cherry tomato and a Grape cherry tomato. I'll bet she gave me something in between.... furthermore, Roma's are good for Canning, but not the best for sandwiches, which is what my sister wants... but she does Roma's because I do roma's for canning.....

you want some nerd stuff, the heirloom of the roma is called tomato rosa, and it's slight variations.
So, these are the sickly tomato plants she gave me.... they are in rough shape
This is post transplant, We will see how they Fair.
one thing she did was put the tomatoes and tried to grow them in Styrofoam cups. of course she doesn't have regular cups... nor could she poke holes in the bottom for drainage, so they were building up fungus, and root rot.. as well as suffocating, in the water...

Roots have to breath, if water stagnates on a plant, over the roots, the roots will actually rot and suffocate.

Here I am transplanting, and trying to get them back into shape. I didn't do a very good after picture. sometimes plants get to close together, and they grow Up, instead of out. So you have to spread them out......

All of this is prep for putting them in the ground at the end of the month, in the next 30 days, I'll probably double the number of plants in the greenhouse. What you can see, is the greenhouse at 10% capacity.... I can crank out plants... but maybe that will be something for next year.

1 comment:

ANDROID said...

great insight on planting!