It has been a couple of weeks since the first CRASB1 shed its’ outer shell to reveal two lush green leaves. Since that time Jason and I have been conversing and commenting that we may need to move our seeds into deeper soil. Jason acted first and lifted his most promising seed into a pot that could handle more depth. His report alarmed me. He mentioned that the roots of the seed had not only reached the bottom of the dixie cup, it was starting to bend around and wrap itself around the bottom of the cup. (by the way, I give him props for bravely moving his best seed without any practice. I was not as foolish…I mean, brave).
This made me wonder. How are my seeds doing? I do not mean to brag, but boy, mine are bigger and healthier than his, what disaster lurks around the corner if I ignored the roots well-being. Would the plant suffocate because it had not place to expand?I don’t want the seeds to be scorched by the sun because they had no depth to draw upon.
Well, while this conversation was happening I was researching and purchasing small pots and plant soil. Yes, I am an online shopper…I don’t want to haul a big bag of soil in my car when someone else can drop it off at my door. C’mon, we do live in the 21st century here. And there are so many more options out there than just the generic pots that you can find at Walmart (other stores are available).
But I digress.
The soil and pots arrived and I was excited to get my seeds in something they can grow into. The process was simple enough. I filled the small pots with soil and then created a small divot for the seed to be transplanted. I then tore the Dixie Cup near the overlapping joint to expose the soil and roots. I was then able to take the old dirt and break up some of it so the roots could receive the most nutrients from the new soil.
The one area of note is that I found that CRASB1 had actually punched through the Dixie Cup with its’ main root. I had to gingerly tear through the bottom part of the cup so as to not yank the root out.
All in all, it was a successful replanting. They are not sitting on my windowsill gathering sun and growing!