Posts Tagged ‘Soil’

A New Home

March 3, 2009

Finally, I decided to buy some flower boxes and move my chilies from the mini green-house. A few days ago I bought some shelves and handcrafted some kind of podest, that way I’ve got room for one 100cm and one 75cm flower box in front of my window by locating one on the radiator, and the other one on my self-made podest.

Following some guide from pepperworld.com, at first I filled some clay pellets into the flower box, to prevent waterlogging.

Pellets in Flower BoxThereafter added  potting soil with an pH of 6.1, following the Dorset Naga supplemental sheet that stated the pH has to be between 6.0 and 6.5 (strangely the 10l bags of flower soil had a pH of 6.1, while the 20l bags from the same brand had a pH of 5.7. So I had to buy three bags of 10l instead of one 10l and one 20l bag, which would have been a little cheaper…).

adding earthFinally, I moved the whole jiffy-seedling packages from the mini green-house to the flower boxes

SeedlingsThe big ones in the front are the NuMex Twilight, in some high tech automatic humidity regulating flower box. Which means, there is a sieve at the bottom whereunder the water is stored with an indicater (bottem left of the picture) showing if there’s still enough water.

The small one in the upper part of the pictures are the Dorset Nagas. Maybe I make some close-ups within the next days, to show how fine my plants are developing.

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