Friday, June 8, 2012

Time For Replanting!

Arugula Spinach Mix... Yum!
Our seedlings have finally gotten to the point when it’s time to replant them in new homes. We decided to do mostly container gardening since this hurricane season is threatening to be active. It’s easier to bring containers inside than it would be to uproot plants and put them in containers.

My hubby also thought of an ingenious way to recycle a container that we get almost weekly at the store! We go through a ton of salad greens, obviously. One of the greens we splurge on is a container of pre-cleaned spinach and arugula (although I’m really not fond of arugula). The container the mix comes in is fantastic for replanting seedlings!

Our pepper plants took forever to germinate, but it was well worth the wait. They are the best looking seedlings we have! I’m not sure our lettuce is going to make it. I may have to plant new seeds. We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, and the sun hasn’t been seen in three days. The little seedlings have obvious signs of not getting enough sunlight.


Today (6/8/12), I planted a little herb garden in one of these awesome spinach/arugula containers. I planted dill, parsley, and basil. We have one container in the fridge that is almost empty, and once it is, I’ll plant a ton of oregano in it.

Here are some pictures of our replanted seedlings.

All of our seedlings replanted in new homes.

Unfortunately, the arugula and Nevada lettuce we planted really doesn't look great right now. I'm hoping it's just because we haven't had any sunlight for the past three days. My hubby suggested we bring the containers in and put them under the grow lights we have until the sun comes back out. Not a bad idea.

My little spinach seedlings.

We ran out of room to replant the spinach in the long containers above. So, I decided to use my hubby's suggestion and plant them in the spinach mix container. I was surprised to see how well it worked as a planter. I poked some holes in the bottom for drainage, and the lid makes an excellent catch tray for excess water!
My Pepper plants

My pepper plant seedlings really look awesome! It took forever for them to germinate, but wow. Just look at those little guys!!
My herb garden I just planted

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