Sunday, March 31, 2019
On Saturday, March 30 I transplanted the cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi and Chinese cabbage seedlings into larger containers. I used toilet paper tubes I have cut in half as seedling pots. These are biodegradable, so I can plant them right into the garden. The tubes disappear and become part of the garden soil. I use cardboard boxes I cut down to fit into a seed flat to keep the potting soil from sifting through the bottom of the flat. After use, they also break down, so I just tear them up and incorporate them into the garden soil. The potting soil I use is compost from the worm farm. I dump kitchen scraps, all vegetable parts like coffee grounds, lettuce leaves and other vegetable waste from the kitchen which the worms turn into nutrient rich compost. I will write more on that later. I need to build a new worm bin later this spring and will share that with you as I do it. The seedlings are a bit long legged, as I kept them in the germination chamber longer than I should have. They will grow out of that and become nice strong seedlings in a few weeks. Right now, the weather is too cold to put them out, so I will keep them in the tool shed for a day or two and move them to the garden under the row cover.
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Cabbage in the Vegetable Garden