Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Give your plants room to grow - or - Little peat pots are a waste of money!

Well now there isn't even a comparison.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this.  Sometimes we think that we are saving money and that the slightly more expensive pot that takes up more space is a waste.  WRONG! I grew all of my celery in the tiny pots last year and they were still pretty small when I transplanted them.  It took them forever to grow into something worth eating.  This year I can hardly wait to get the large pots into the garden so those roots can spread out even more!

If you want to see the progress go

Kiwi is healing and starting to molt. I hope his wings fill in this year.  He had kidney problems and an infection so he was on Allopurinol and an antibiotic as well as baby aspirin.  His little bottles said, Kiwi Bird Vanderbeek.  I thought it was so cute.  And because we've trained him to lay on his back, we had no problem giving him his medicine.  He's such a good little parrot. And daddy is no longer allowed to feed Kiwi crackers or anything salty. And well, we've added things like apple slices in his cage at night. For those of you who are new, he is a Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure. They are super friendly, perfect for people allergic to cats and dogs and parrots with powder glands (African and Australian parrots), they love the whole family (flock), and they learn tricks quickly.  They don't talk much and learning to speak on command isn't easy for these parrot.  They are loved for their quiet nature.

 Here is the top view of the celery.  The comparison is beyond funny. 

Now if someone could please tell me which of my dozen fire alarms are beeping, I'd be so happy! 


Paola Núñez said...

Great Laura, that is a great tip. I would have never imagine such a great difference and same work, much better bigger container.
Gracias gracias dear friend,
Love Paola

Paola Núñez said...

Great tip. I would have never known how much difference makes a bigger container or bigger spot, thanks a lot for all you do and for taking the time to write and share ,
Tons of love from Chile

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

Wow that is a big difference. I love experiments like that - I always learn something performing them.