Today I set up some pots with dry soil in it to attempt to let some of my strawberry runners root. If they were in the ground they would spread like a ground cover would. Once it has roots the “daughter” plant can be cut from the “mother” plant giving you an entirely new plant. The white powder you see is diatemacious earth, an organic insecticide that works really well. I want to keep ants and other bugs off of my ripening strawberries.
Remember that Cabbage White butterfly I told you about? After seeing them visiting my container garden I started checking for eggs. Today I removed by hand roughly 100 eggs from my 3 cabbage crops. I used tweezers and just gently scooped the eggs off of each leaf being careful not to drop them back into the container.
Attempting to grow new plants from suckers off of my mature Sweet Million tomatoes. The Sucker is the part if the plant that will sprout in the crook of an existing branch and the main stem of the plant. I have read you can either put them in water to root them or into moist soil. I decided to try moist soil. This works best with indeterminate plants, removing suckers from determinate plants can reduce yield on the original plant and likely won’t produce much fruit from the new plant. Remove the leaves from the bottom two inches of the sucker before puting into your water or moist soil (2 inches deep). Fingers crossed, we will see how it goes.
Bouquet Dill. This plant will get to be 3-4 feet tall, plant a little extra because the butterflies LOVE it and will drop eggs and caterpillars will eat it, pollinators are good so the best thing to do is to plant enough for every one to enjoy!
Raddish and Broccoli I have let flower, I am hoping to figure out how to harvest seeds from the plants to use next year. No clue how to tell when it is time to harvest seeds, any tips and ticks are much appreciated!
All of my seedling were repotted in order to avoid root rot in the soggy starter pots they were in. Some were a little small to be moved but it was worth the risk. It seemed many of their growth was being stunted by the conditions. Taking advantage of the sunny weather and moved all my plants outside and trying to let my greenhouse get really hot and hopefully germinate some pepper seeds .
Long Island Brussle Sprout seedling. It is almost ready to be transplant to its permanent container. Seedling should have a couple of true leaves sprout before they are moved. Hoping for enough sunshine this week that these guys will be big enough to move this weekend.