|Container on the left is a ~3 gallon container and the right a ~5 gallon container. |
The beets were started and transplanted at the same time but the plants are larger in the smaller container.
I also transplanted 2 mild jalapeno starter plants into self-watering containers (3 gallon) I found at Lowes. This is about the same size as the 13" Mainstay self-watering container I buy at Walmart. They are about the same price but I think the Mainstay container is better quality. Anyway, I've started a little experiment with the jalapeno plants. In one container (the middle) I used 100% new potting soil, and in the other I used recycled soil with fertilizer and cow manure. It'll be interesting to see if there are difference between the two.
|The grey containers are the new from Lowes. The white one is the Mainstay container that I have been using.|
The middle container I used fresh potting soil. I used recycled soil in the container on the far right.
I have spotted some aphids on the pak choy plant from last season that is beginning to seed. The aphids are attracting ladybugs!
I also spotted the first set of flowers on the bush early girl plant this weekend. I am a little concerned that it is too early to leave the tomato and jalapeno plants outside, but it has been quite warm so hopefully all the plants will thrive.
|Bush Early Girl flowers|