Thursday, April 28, 2011

Garden Plugs.

"Stupid Should Hurt"
-Armstrong & Getty

Hey Everybody! I'm here to inform you all of how to install plants into your garden by showing you how I did it!
First. you must have a garden preped and ready to go. I showed you how I prepared mine here Humble Begginings
This thing is rare and ready to go!
 you must choose your plants wisely. My choices were probably a little over reaching. However As long as I keep the plants trimmed and set to a correct standard all should work out well! I chose 4 tomatoes( 1 Early Girl , 1 Better Boy, 1 Sun Gold Hybrid tomatoe, and 1 Roma.) Variation is fun. makes for a wider range of things you can cook! I also got 1 Green and an orange bell pepper, 1 Jalepeno pepper, 1 watermelon, 1 canalope, and herbs (basil, chives, parsley, cilantro, and some tyme)

This is how I plant my potted plants. This process is rather simple, but pictures help. ALSO, im using a larg pot for better picture quality. but the process is the same.

Start by placing your plant where you want it. Dig a hole roughly 1.5X the size of the plant to be place there.
At the bottom of the hole place app 2 TBS fertilizer and mix into the dirt as to aid in break down and release of nutrients. Then cover with small layer of regular dirt as to keep roots from touching it directly to avoid root burn. I use two fertilizers. The General veggie and Herb Fertilzier at the bottom, then I add a second layer of starter fertilzer in a smaller quantity with a layer of dirt for protection. 
Next remove your plant from the pot, and untangle the bound roots if need be. when the plant has sat in the pot too long its roots start wrapping around themselves and can not extend into the surrounding soil as easily. freeing them will help your crops prosper.

Next place your plant in your fertilized hole and fill in with dirt. Being careful to not cover the plant with dirt beyond where the original top layer of dirt was when it was in its last pot.
compress the soil lightly and water throughly. you want to get the whole surrounding area very very wet right after planting. this will loosen the dirt, begin the decay process of your added fertilizer, and will help the plant deal with the shock of being moved!
Now proform this process however times you need to till all your plants are safely in the ground!

Once you have placed all your plants into the ground set up your watering system, and water throughly. Then step back and look at your tiny plants and just wonder how big they will get.
In my next blog I will be disscussing how to get the most out of your tomatoes by using cages. as you can see I only have plants in dirt, with out any paveing stones or cages. Still a work in progress. but thats why you keep comming back, right? HAHA!

Thx for the reads Yall!


  1. i know i messed up some of my plantings .. oh well. We'lls ee how things turn out!! Tomorrow, I go to navlets.

  2. So many tomatoes. So so so many.

  3. thats a great looking garden, wish mine could look like that.

  4. wow thats great, thanks for the info

  5. Looking forward to the growing(time and fruits it bears) and pest control process. I have Never seen that in action.

  6. Detailed guide! What type of digital camera do you use out there, if I may ask? Im sure it must be something that can handle a fall...

  7. what a neat thing to do. I may want to try this in my garden.

  8. glad to see youre making headway!

  9. Makes me want to improve my green thumb

  10. i can't wait for my own little garden.

  11. I have to make a garden soon, it seems like it will give me something to do :D

  12. my parents will be away for 2 weeks and i have to care about the garden :)

  13. I love your posts! They are very original!

  14. Gardening is VERY rewarding I have found. The input at the start is pretty hefty, but after a while (especially if you install irrigation) it just takes care of itself!

    Good luck with your new garden friend!

  15. keep it up i like this blog!