These plants are loving this bucket. Leaves getting bigger everyday! Instead of potting mix, I used a compost mix not specifically for container plants.
It may not look like it but I took a long time getting this….
To look like this….
I repotted to a 7 gallon tall container from it’s original 1 gallon pot. I had bought a new 10″ pot for it originally but when I saw the crazy roots in the 1gallon pot, I realized 10″ container would not be big enough. The roots looked healthy but very crowded. So hopefully the tall new container will be sufficient.
I decided to make the trellis myself which took a surprisingly long time but was most therapeutic tying all the twisty wire ties and deciding where to put each branch.
I tried to apply the same method to my Tropic Prince peach but it just doesn’t look that great 😦
I still have not attempted to prune yet… Eek! My peach trees are so crazy looking. Must do something at some point! When I bought the tropic prince, it was literally just a stick, just one branch…I am amazed at how much it has grown in the last few months.
I couldn’t resist. This red flame grape plant is from Home Depot. Was only $7.
I love the asymmetrical look too. Looks kind of windswept and Japanese-esque.
Now I will have to read about how to look after it!
I believe grapes usually grow on vines but the label for this plant says “bush”. So I will be busy googling today about my new plant.
I had to move my asparagus from my apartment door step to somewhere sunny as during the summer, I do not get much sun right outside my west facing door, which is good for keeping the apartment cool, but not so good for the plants.
So this giant pot is hiding in the landscaping downstairs… I doubt anyone would try to take it as to be honest… The crazy asparagus fern hair isn’t that attractive.
It seems to enjoying the extra sunshine hours. I wish I got some pix of the new spears coming out before they ferned out to show just how close to edible size they are! I’m sure next year I will be harvesting my own edible spears. Exciting!