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Old 05-20-2009, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was thinking might be slow shipping, but they went USPS Priority which means 2-3 days. So they could be here tomorrow
2 Dwarf, Basjoo, Ice cream: Shipped in pots about 5-8 or 10" tall, 3" pot

I did a search on transplant & came up with 6 pages
I read thru a lot by I'm still uncertain on transplanting
My plan at present:
Initially allow them to recover from shipping
No direct sun - water as needed
Wait 5 days & allow them to recover & start growing

1st transplant - to what size pot?
Is it better to put them in a big pot right off the bat?
IE instead of say a 7" pot, then later to a bigger pot?
Do they like being in a smaller pot when they are smaller
I have a few pots that are 15" across & about a foot tall
I have MG potting soil - not organic

These will be planted outside, probably in pots the 1st year
Then brought into the greenhouse or garage for the winter
My 1st year with the greenhouse, not sure how warm it will stay out there
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I don't like tp pot up to a pot more than 2" bigger as sometimes the extra soil allows too much moisture for the small root system and they rot.
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I would try to get the bassjoos in the ground. They seem to like that better. Nice selection of plants but your missing out on the ensete maurelli!!!! they have been selling cheap on internet. For northern growers you’ll have better luck in smaller pots. Then you can over water, with out to much damage....put them in the ground for max growth thou.. Good luck to ya & let the growing season begin!
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I don't like tp pot up to a pot more than 2" bigger as sometimes the extra soil allows too much moisture for the small root system and they rot.


I agree with Saltydad. Don't be in a hurry to get them in the ground or in full sun.Let them grow some first.
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Now I have to figure out where to put them
I'm just working on cleaning up the pool area
I need to setup the solar water heater & fill the pool
It's going to be 80 the next 2 days
Good time to get it filled & going

Ideally I want these around the pool for looks
But not too close that someone will grab onto one or chlorine will splash on it from the pool
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Take a look at Randy4ut's photos for a real nice pool planting. There are also others who have done a real nice job; check out the early Member's Backyards thread too.
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One of my problems is the pool "deck" is concrete & surrounded by fence. There are gardens on the other side of the fence that I may be bale to take over. Two corners near the house are somewhat open - but I'm not sure how close to the fence I can go
The side of the pool furthest from the house I just expanded out (last year) & have plenty of room. Still "untamed" so far

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I have enough kitty litter buckets & other containers for now
Once they get bigger I'll need to buy some big containers
Wife will be happy to see me use the buckets for "something"
I started saving them a while ago - thinking for tomatoes
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I have enough kitty litter buckets & other containers for now
Once they get bigger I'll need to buy some big containers
Wife will be happy to see me use the buckets for "something"
I started saving them a while ago - thinking for tomatoes
I thought it was just me. I have so darn many buckets and doubt I'll ever use them but I'll never throw them out...NEVER!
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I get 6gal buckets from my dad who works at one of the local ymca's, I have around 20 of them to use for container gardening and he keeps giving me more!
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Good luck with your new acquisitions, Dave!
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It's supposed to be 90 today, 80+ tomorrow
We have had a new mailman too, he gets here later in the day now
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Hope your mailman made it with the plants today. Speaking of kitty litter buckets; we had a bunch of those,also, until we switched to a brand that comes in bags. However, other things come in those type buckets, also. I once had a cutomer, a baker, who wanted a certain plant. I had the plant, but not here. I said that I would bring it up from the farm, and he asked me if I could just bring it to the bakery. When I got there, he had these buckets sitting there. He got eggs in them; some had labels that said Whole Eggs, some were Egg Yolks, and some were Egg Whites. He asked me if I could use some of them to grow in. I really didn't want to use them for growing, but thought I could store fertilizer, etc. in them. When we were talking, he told some of his help to put them in my van. When I was ready to leave, I found the truck was full. There were approx. a thousand of them in there!
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Theeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre heeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrre !!

I just got home from HD & they were on the front step
Box was a little banged up but the planst look OK
Soil is still moist - so no watering needed
They are sitting in the shade in the sunroom for right now

I need to unpack the truck
Pick up my son from daycare
Then cook dinner, finish up some work on the house

Then pics!!!
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Well, not the greatest pic
The pots are much smaller then I thought they would be
So I'll look thru what I have for larger pots
I'll need to take a better pic too without all the other veggie plants in the pic

I actually started to pull the brown bags off
Then I realized the ID was written on the bag

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Those look good and healthy, congrats on your "kids"!

You sound like me during the weeks I'm on dayturn, get home from work, chores, kids at daycare, dinner, more chores/projects.....list goes on.

Good luck with new acquisitions and on your house!

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Hey dave, did you get them throu "wellspring" or someone else? they look nice...
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Yes, they were thry Wellspring
They are looking good today
The Ice cream looks a little off, but not too bad

I spent the day in the garden building a support for my tomatoes
They grow 8'+ tall so I put in PT 4x4's & the (steel?) poles from some old chain link fence. Then I added cross poles to make a lattice like structure. They are between 6' & 7' off the ground
That should do it
It's been on my "To do" list for 2 years
Ever since the 1st year I planted in this area & they went over 6' tall
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I also got a banana from Wellspring on Thursday. And frank to say that their plants looks a little weak, that is what they look like. And mines has some weird brown spots on them. But that is not to say that is bad. I ordered from them a very long time ago a mazano and it was quite as puny too, but it shot up high (forgot the exact height but it was a few feet taller than me) by the end of the year. So I have good faith in these puny-looking TC plants.

Btw, florida-breeze tc banana I received earlier this month is a bit more bigger and a few dollars cheaper, but their selection is less.
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Mine did the same, I put them in the shade to hard them off 1st week then planted them in the ground. I don’t babyem to much.. We don’t have to worry so much living in cooler zone.(other than wind burn & nothin a five gallon bucket can't fix!)
You should try that method with your cucumbers you would be surprized...(talking about growing cucumbers on a fence)

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