Sunday, June 28, 2015

potato seedling transplant

three of the potato seedlings out on the deck have deployed true leaves so it was time to transplant them to peat pots until they are big enough to put in their own containers...i prepared some compost mixed with vermiculite to keep it form compacting and, as delicately as my fat, clumsy fingers would allow, i used tweezers to extract the seedlings with ( hopefully ) their entire root system intact...i put each one in its own peat pot and put them out with their larger brethren to bask in the late june sun and grow...we will be looking in on their progress...if their season is as long as the ones i grew in the basement ( 167 days )they will be finishing their season under the lights downstairs...we'll see.

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