Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now that's a root ball.....

September in Florida means it's time to plant the veggies again. That's because it's too blasted hot to grow them in the summer! DH helped me dump the soil out of my Earthboxes from last season so we could spread it all out on some black plastic, cover it, and bake it in the sun to sterilize it. One of my Earthboxes had a bell pepper plant that was planted from seed 2 (maybe 3) years ago. I was told I should start over and so we took it out and WOW what a root ball!

OMG -the entire load of soil lifted out in one piece. Needless to say we had to break it up and pick all the roots out. 
This year I am going to add Brussell sprouts to the garden. We both really like them so hopefully they will do well.

I am also looking forward to the garden fresh spinach again - yummo!


Kwiltsfl said...

How long does it take to sterilize the soil?

Linda said...

well... in this heat we left it for about 3 or 4 days. Seemed to do the trick as my beans are very happy.