After searching around in the shed I have found quite a few three inch pots. There is probably enough for at least one more variety of sweet peas to be sown. I spent the morning cleaning them out and putting some more staging in the greenhouse.
If I am going to sow some more seed I will have to have the space to line them out in the greenhouse. The staging is falling apart and will need some woodwork to put it together again but at the moment I am just going to cover it with some large compost bags and use the trays to support the pots.
I cleaned the pots with the hand brush and a damp rag. I thought that I had washed a lot more of the pots at the allotment but I was cruelly mistaken and had quite a few to do.
They do look good when they are carefully cleaned though; almost as good as new and a lot cheaper. I have at least three hundred pots and have never bought one. They have aways come with a plant, mostly tomatoes, planted in them. I only throw them away when they get very old and decrepid.
I have been given quite a few of them as well. Still haven't enough though.
As some of them have been given to me, there is a chance that they may have diseases or pests in their residual soil. Regardless, cleaning them is always the best policy and avoids bringing nasty bugs into the greenhouse.
It is remarkable how much growing medium is left in the pots when you knock out plants. I have almost half filled an old bucket with this residual growing medium. The growing medium is probably still full of added nutrients even after a year so it will be added to the compost bin. Its all grist to the mill Tone.
Tomorrow I will sow some more sweet pea seeds in the morning. It seems that I will be going to the cinema to watch the new Hobbit film in the afternoon. This might suggest that I would rather be sowing seeds rather than sampling the visual interpretation of Tolkien's magnum opus and you might be right. It is just the though of his little book being stretched out into three films. What do they think they were doing?