Potted up today, planted strawberries

Today I had a half day at work with the morning off. Although, to my unfortunate luck, I also had to have a root canal today.

So I dropped the girls off at daycare, then went to a local nursery. I got a couple small houseplant starts that I’d been looking for an 5 strawberry plants. Then I went and spent about 45 minutes at the dentist. I have a very nice dentist and it went pretty well, all things considered.

Then I came home and finished installing my new shop lights, and got everything potted up except the 2 remaining flats of peppers and broccoli. Which, by the way, are so overgrown that they are pushing the humidity domes up. There were some tomatoes that were in toilet paper rolls and also egg cartons. NOTE TO SELF: DO NOT USE EGG CARTONS. They dried out way too fast, didn’t have much space for roots, and pretty much all those tomatoes are gone. I transplanted a couple that I’m hoping might make it, but I have mostly doubts. The hard part is that was all the cherry (actually currant) tomatoes. I don’t think I have any that survived… we’ll see. But I have a TON of paste tomatoes. The tomatillos are actually growing extremely well.

The funny part was this – the tomatoes I’d potted into TP rolls had mushrooms! Yes, real ones. I inoculated the soil mix with a bacteria/fungus mix and obviously those containers provided the right conditions for fruiting because each one had mushrooms in it. They were very cute. Until I buried them when I potted up the ‘maters 🙂

Tomorrow I managed to be able to take half the day off as well and so I’m off at 2 tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll get some more done – I really need to get going on those 2 remaining flats and also plant stuff outside! I’ve been delaying planting outside because I don’t have irrigation in place yet. I did find a place online where I could order everything I needed shipped for about $82. This includes the kind of soaker hose with the internal emitters and pretty much everything I need. Still… $82!

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