By the end of the week, I had called the Cobb County Extension Office and explained my dilemma to them. They called the manufacturer for me and confirmed that they could not recommend keeping the plants or the soil. It looked like I was going to have to scrap my original garden, and start again, with the plants he provided me...
2 cucumber plants
2 crook-neck squash plants
2 straight-neck squash plants
3 Jet Star tomato plants
1 Better Bush tomato plant
2 Big Boy tomato plants
1 German Queen tomato plant (heirloom)
1 Lemon Cherry tomato plant
1 SunGold Cherry tomato plant (heirloom)
1 yellow pepper plant
1 red pepper plant
1 green pepper plant
1 sweet banana pepper plant
A lot of plants with the best of results in mind. You know me, always hoping for the best! So, today has been busy. I took out all of the plants and threw them into the forest on the other side of the porch. I emptied out the soil, some into the forest, and some into a big bucket to save for flower planting, and tried to get as much out as possible. I mixed the rest with the rocks at the bottom, and then rinsed everything really good with the hose. And then I started planting. We had gotten two more small, plastic containers for easier planting. And I think I have a better layout than before, which is good.
I put the cucumbers in their own smaller container, with a trellis for them to grow on.
The squash also got their own container. The others were doing amazing, and I think putting them in their own container will make them ever happier.
|The squash and tomatoes. Pre-exterminator.|