After a few weeks, little plants have emerged from our milk jugs with Rouge Vif D-Etampes leading the pack. The crowded plants needed to get moved into individual biodegradable pots to allow further healthy growth. Once again I believe I planted too many seeds this year. Pumpkins and Squash alone, we have well over 50 plants. Included in the count are: Squash Turks Cap, Squash Triamble, Squash Jumbo Pink Banana, Squash Long Island Cheese, Rouge Vif D-Etampes Pumpkin, and Squash Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (growing to 800-1500 lbs!)
Once the plants get big enough you will want to cut the top off. I have labeled the bottom half in the beginning to keep record of each plant.
Here is the gear:
- Biodegradable pots
1. Gently loosen the small plants inside the milk jug with an old fork keeping as much dirt with the plant as possible
2. Place one plant into biodegradable pot
3. Fill with soil and water
4. Place biodegradable pot directly into ground when ready to plant