When Spring comes, she doesn’t mess around!
The following is an interesting comparison:
About a month ago I bought a few nematode resistant tomato starts at my local big box store (these are harder to find at real nurseries. Weird, I know). I bought them at the same size and planted them out on the same day. The first photo is Park’s Whopper and the second is Celebrity.
Quite a bit different, right? Park’s Whopper has BARELY grown, while Celebrity has taken off like a weed. The overall health, color, size and vigor of Celebrity surpasses Park’s Whopper by a long shot. The difference? Celebrity is in a grow pot.
Now, I know all the nay sayers will think, “The ground soil is not as good as the potting soil in the grow pot.” And while that may be true, my ground soil is nothing to scoff at. I have amended it for over 2 years with homemade and store-bought composts. I believe that it is the grow pot’s excellent drainage, extra-heated soil from the black fabric, and air-pruned roots that make the difference…all things that ground soils could never truly duplicate. The proof is in the pudding!