This year, I don’t intend to have as many pots in the house as I would have done in previous years. For a start, I’ve only got four tomato plants this time, although I could end up with a large batch of sweetcorn. The first four of the latter have now been potted up and are growing nicely, thank goodness.
I have had the propagator with cucumber and butternut squash in the shed but I think it’s still to cold for any prospect of these germinating. So, the propagator has moved to a windowsill in the house. Anyway, we’ll see what happens now.
On a different note, I chopped up the fuchsia bush I recently took out of the front garden and put it at the base of my largest pot.
I haven’t used this pot since the yucca came out a couple of years ago and I think it is about time it was resurrected.
The plan is to first have woody material at the bottom, as you can see in the photo above. Then I will place bokashi solids and homemade compost over that before topping up with commercial compost. The shop-bought compost is properly ready for use, unlike my own, which will be better for the growing tomato plant I plan to put in the pot. However, I’m hoping that as it grows it will then be fed by the homemade compost and bokashi solids, which should be maturing by then.
I’m going to fill the pot next week and then cover it with plastic to keep the rain off and hopefully therefore prevent the nutrients from run-off. And as the tomato won’t be able to go in for another month, that should give my compost etc change to be ready for feeding as well.