Terra Cotta pots

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I went to the Yolo County Big Blue Recycling Barn today and scored on these very inexpensive used pots! These will work perfectly for all the little plants I have been propagating! I like the used ones look when they get natural staining patterns on them. I recently saw a art project where someone bought terra cotta clay and made faces on these kind of pots. I would really love to try that one day!

Growing veggies!

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I bought some starter plants recently and they’re starting to take off!

I have three different sections. The peppers are on the left. The front is Poblano. Then I have three buckets of jalapenos. The very back is an older Serrano plant from two years ago that is still alive, but not doing that great.

The middle section is tomato things. There’s Lemon Boy, Golden Jubilee, Patio Hybrid, and Tomatillo.

The right side has squash! Green zucchini, yellow crookneck, and patty pan! I decided to put the patty pan in the biggest bucket, I don’t know why! 😁

I hope these do really well!

Plants: Coleus – Plant Gifting!

Since I learned how to trim my Coleus plants, put the clippings in water, then add them into a bigger pot with the original plant…I gave one to my friend!

I repotted it so she could see and be able to try it out on her own. She’s started a nice little plant collection so I’m happy she can add this one in! 😊

Plants: Coleus – An Experiment!

It’s been almost a month since my last post about my Coleus plants, and they’ve gotten big! Very “leggy”, so be honest! I figured I could just keep letting them grow and see how tall they get, but I heard they will grow more leaves and become fuller if I trim them! I also didn’t want to risk ruining my plants, so I tried it on one.

The plant I tried it on only had three separate stems, so I clipped them and saved the clippings to put in water and let them root. I kept wondering if I made a mistake because I saw a bubble of liquid appear at the tops there I clipped, but I figured I would just wait and see what happened.

I am pretty sure I checked it every single day and noticed the tiny little buds, which appear to be these new leaves growing, so this makes me happy! And the clippings have also grown roots. I might plant them in this same pot so I can get a bushier plant!

I still have two other plants. I might might trim down the thinner one, just as I have to this plant. As for the fuller one, I might give that to a friend!

I still have some Coleus outside that are doing mediocre in comparison to the ones I have indoors in the window. I’m glad I’m having success with Coleus!