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Transplant Complete

A row and a half of greenhouse grown tomato plants, some struggling broccoli, onions and some freshly sown eggplant, squash and green peppers 

Well, I finally found the right time to do it.  I finally transplanted my 10-inch tall tomato plants from the greenhouse to the outdoor planter. 

Not being a "green-thumb" at all, I had to do a little bit of research into what to do.  I don't want to screw this up.  

As I've shared, the house we bought in December has an absolutely amazing backyard with beautiful flowers all laid out in sequence to bloom different patches each season change.  

I even discovered I have two rose bushes.  Not only do I have two, but one has pink roses and the other red! 

Anyways, we're figuring everything out just fine, with the exception of questioning whether something is a weed or not.  

Several weeks ago, I blogged (here and here) about using the greenhouse to sow some tomato, onion and broccoli seeds.  The tomatoes are doing awesome, the onions I think are doing alright, the broccoli, not so hot. 

Anyways, with this awesome weather and the last freeze way behind us now, I had to move the tomatoes from the green house to the 1 of 8 planters left behind by previous owners.  How do you transplant?  Great question!  Startpage.com had the answers.

Essentially, it took no time whatsoever.  I'm pretty sure we have really nice soil in the beds and after tilling some weeds out I simply took my gardening shovel, scooped from the 2-by-3 greenhouse planter the growing plants and set them in a little divot in the outdoor planter. covered it with soil and watered.  

A tulip tree bud that fell to the ground

Now, here's the trick.  I didn't immediately move them to the ground from the greenhouse.  

I read online that you must set the plants outside to get indirect sunlight before putting them in the ground.  Thankfully part of my yard has a significant portion that is well shaded from a variety of trees, including a tulip tree.  Be sure to also swing by and see some of the pics that we've gathered in Bishop's Secret Garden.

However, I'm anxious to see what happens in the next few days.  The same article reference above also said that the plants will seem droopy for a few days but should sprout up real nice.  I hope!  Can't wait for some fruits!  


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