Introducing Biggie, Smalls, MoMo, Queenie, and Pot-Pot aka Jewelz

Two weeks ago we planted our first seeds for the season.  (Our in ground planting experiments were an epic failure to say the least, but that’ll be a later post.)  Last week, my daughter thought that our Queen Sophia Marigolds needed names. Completely a spur of the moment creation, I simply cut the paper and wrote the names as Justice spouted them off.

These are the best names EVER!   (My 29-year-old brain could never have chosen better names.)

A day later 4-year-old Justice changed her mind about the name Pot-Pot, and wanted to call it Jewelz.  The Sharpie and I agreed it was too late.  If you’re wondering why… I’m 5’2″ and I need a ladder to reach my marker collection, as Justice has artist tendencies.   Needless to say,  she continues to correct me every time I call it Pot Pot.

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What a great idea  

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Now we can easily keep track of which Queen is our most successful and possibly by the end of the season we can determine why.   All planted under exact circumstances.

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There are no differences other than pot size. Which is significant, because it is a huge factor that needs to be considered when planting.

Like myself, many novice gardeners go and buy the cutest ‘lil pots that coordinate well and are totally in style, yet may have no business in your garden!  It all depends on what we plant in the pot after all.

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In this case size does matter

…and we are gonna make sense of it this year.   Last year,  I stunted the growth of all of our flowers due to over planting and the use of small pots for plants that needed more space to grow.

Lesson learned.  This year we will discover exactly which size pot is best for the Queens.

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MoMo has grown to what I call “massive status” in the last week. He’s ready to bloom already!  I can’t wait to show the updated pictures of MoMo. I’m not sure why but I keep calling MoMo a “him”… I think these names have actually given our plants personality… MoMo must be our Drag Queen!

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Biggie is actually our smallest plant to date.

It’s gonna be an exciting season:)

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