Hello, hivers! Welcome to my greenhouse!
This post is an update on the tomato plants in my greenhouse.
My first group of tomato plant seedlings were getting to big for the little starter pots, so it was time to start transplanting them into larger pots. I decided that instead of just putting them into pots that were a bit larger, I might as well just plant the largest plants of the 3 types into the big greenhouse pots where they'll spend the summer. I can't plant all 18 plants in the greenhouse because I only have room for 10 of the 15 gallon pots along the front wall of the greenhouse.
I planted 4 of the Roma plants, 4 of the Amish Paste plants, and 2 of the Blue Beech plants in the big pots. I know the Amish Paste plants and the Roma plants will do well in the greenhouse, I've grown them in there for several years. The Blue Beech tomato is new for me, so I don't know how well it will do. It's supposed to be a paste type tomato, so I thought it would be worth trying in the greenhouse this year.
The reason that I plant paste type tomatoes in the greenhouse, and not the beefsteak types is because the paste type tomatoes seem to pollinate their flowers in the greenhouse much better than the beefsteak types, at least in my experience.
I started planting the greenhouse pots on Wednesday, the 12th. I had finally gotten enough dirt in all the pots to be able to do the planting. This was before I started planting. I had already transplanted a couple of the biggest plants into bigger pots.
My second batch of plants is doing pretty well also. These will be planted out in the garden at the end of the month, and I'll probably have enough plants to give a few away. My succulents seem to like the sunshine and heat from the wall. Pink Dino stands guard...
After I started the process of planting in the big pots. These 4 plants are the Romas.
I got the 2 Blue Beech plants planted, and that was where I stopped on Wednesday.
On Thursday, I continued the process of planting. These are the 4 Amish Paste tomato plants. As you can see, I also planted a small marigold plant in each of the 4 big pots.
I only had 8 marigold plants to plant, so the other 4 got planted with the Roma plants. I'll need to get another couple of marigolds to finish in the greenhouse.
Now that I have all the plants in the pots, I'll need to set up my irrigation system for the pots. I have a home made system that works with gravity feed from the 50 gallon plastic barrel in the greenhouse. I'll describe that system in more detail once I get it set up and get a few pictures of it.
That's all I have for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!