Thursday, April 15, 2010
Noobliest of Noob Questions
Here's rabe on the left, and broccoli. They were both flopsy a few weeks ago. While the broccoli has recovered nicely, the rabe is growing from sideways stems. That's not actually my question. Even though it looks like they got kindof a rough start, I'm going to assume they're OK until they outright die on me.
My question is about re-potting. The handy dandy planting book says I should plant these outside the week of April 26th, but as you can see, they're bustin' out now.
This Industrial Engineer (who is all about optimization) thinks that re-potting for 11 days and then planting in the ground is a little ... inefficient. Is that really what people do?
Let's just say I don't re-pot them. What bad things would happen? Could I kill them? Would I be more likely to kill them if I DO re-pot them or if I DON'T re-pot them? Oh, my gosh, this responsibility has me completely tied up in knots!