Botanical Fest

Our local university has a botanical fest every year.  It is a wonderful event.  Plant vendors galore and fun people everywhere!

They also usually have fun nature displays and animal groups.  Here is an adorable little bat!

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We started pulling our little wagon around and picking up lovely planties.

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Before we even got home we noticed one of the girls couldn’t wait to snack on our new plant selection.

By the time we finally did get home we had a pretty full wagon.  I traded my old wheelbarrow for this dump wagon a few weeks back and couldn’t be happier, it is really useful.

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With the plants out I used the wagon to mix up a batch of coconut coir.  A small brick of the stuff can soak up a lot of water and help keep it in the soil.  Unfortunately the brick is hard to breakup.

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A bit of sawing and soaking later and I had a big soupy mess.  I was going to toss in a bag of compost and vermiculate with this, mix it and call it potting soil.  I went a little overboard with the vermiculite.

I mixed equal parts of this stuff with compost to make a potting soil.  Some plants needed sprucing up, others were dead and needed complete replacement.

We probably need another 8 or 10 plants to finish out our replacements, but we are off to a good start and we have plenty of diy potting mix material.


1 thought on “Botanical Fest

  1. Looks good, I love the dump wagon, it looks very useful! Love playing In the dirt, right?!! Hugs to you both, Rosemary and Bill


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