I've repotted two plants

@JudyEv (264085)
Rockingham, Australia
December 5, 2021 1:55am CST
This morning, I repotted two plants that were bursting out of their plastic pots. They are the second and third from the left. I wrote about buying some bigger pots at a garage sale. You can see they have been put to good use. I think they are philodendrons. Between the two, I used a full 25 litre (kilo?) bag of potting mix. Although we’ve been metric for decades, I don’t know if the two measurements would be same but I think not. The pots are all lined up now under the patio roof. I don’t really know if this is a good spot for them or not but time will tell I guess. Do you have trouble knowing what’s best for your plants?
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@LadyDuck (375458)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
I have been metric since I was born, but I never understood why they sell potting mix per litre, I have no idea if it's equal to 25 Kg... I have to weight. Your plants look beautiful. I often have trouble knowing what it's best for my plants.
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@BarBaraPrz (34726)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Dec
Potting mix is sold by volume, therefore the use of litres.
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@LadyDuck (375458)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@BarBaraPrz I think that it is lighter, I do not have the feeling to lift 25 Kg when I lift a 25 Litre potting mix.
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@BarBaraPrz (34726)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Dec
@LadyDuck A 25 kg bag of potting mix is quite large.
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@DocAndersen (55310)
• United States
5 Dec
They look like school children anxious to go out for recess!!!!!!
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Once school starts again (late January/early February for us) there will be heaps of school children just across the road.
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@DocAndersen (55310)
• United States
6 Dec
@JudyEv ah the sound of children, that is one of my personal favorite things. it is the one thing I miss about not being a school teacher any more.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
@DocAndersen Mostly it is a happy noise which is nice to listen to.
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@Chakimmm (1133)
• Indonesia
6 Dec
Wow you are so excited to fill your pots, you almost filled them. I honestly don't know much about plants that are suitable for the home page but I have a flower that I don't know what it's called.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I have a couple more plants that need bigger pots so that will be the next job.
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@Chakimmm (1133)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
@JudyEv would you buy another pot to accommodate the plant?
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
@Chakimmm I might need to buy a couple more. I'm not sure yet.
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@moffittjc (102714)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Dec
It’s funny, we live a world apart, and I have all those same plants growing in my yard!
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I know that one of our eucalypts is now considered a pest in California. Serve you right for pinching it.
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@moffittjc (102714)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Dec
@JudyEv We have several varieties of Australian trees here in Florida that are considered invasive and are taking over the local ecosystems. The state has begun an active eradication program to eliminate the Australian varieties and re-introduce native varieties. There's also some varieties from Brazil that are taking over as well.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
@moffittjc People never seem to learn that it's not always a good thing to introduce new varieties - of animals or plants.
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@JimBo452020 (80193)
• Montrose, Scotland
5 Dec
I transplanted a dozen plants from.pys to the garden a couple of weeks ago Judy I must post about them
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
What were they - or should I just guess? Were they POT plants?
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@JimBo452020 (80193)
• Montrose, Scotland
6 Dec
@JudyEv Well.I have no idea what they are Got.them all from.a neighbour who moved out So I dug some holes and planted them.in the garden. I will post a photo lol and write about them.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
@JimBo452020 Some here will know what they are.
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@RebeccasFarm (56647)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
5 Dec
Your place is so lovely there Judy
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Thanks. The plants do make a difference, don't they?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
6 Dec
@JudyEv Yes they do Judy..that is why I put the few I could here ..to take my mind off you know,
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
@RebeccasFarm I'm sure it's therapeutic to play around with plants.
@Juliaacv (61598)
• Canada
6 Dec
Your plants all look so healthy here. I hope that they remain that way. I don't find that potting soil goes as far as I'd like it to either when transplanting, those pots hold alot more then we realize they do. I am always careful to try to get pots that aren't too huge as they weigh a ton after repotting.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
The pots are heavy enough but once you fill them with soil they are even heavier.
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@Juliaacv (61598)
• Canada
6 Dec
@JudyEv Yes they will be, and even heavier if the soil is wet. Have Vince lift them for you.
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@RubyHawk (49919)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Dec
plants usually have a tag with information about growing conditions. Some like sun and some like shade. You could look online.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
The plants I've bought have tags but the couple that came in the pots don't.
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@RubyHawk (49919)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Dec
@JudyEv Hopefully they will grow well with the usual care.
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@rakski (104046)
• Philippines
5 Dec
Yes, I always have trouble gardening and understanding them. I am really not that good with gardening or plants.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
My Mum and sister were/are great gardeners but it hasn't rubbed off on me.
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@rakski (104046)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@JudyEv My grandma was the great on plants too but not me sadly
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@CarolDM (168668)
• Nashville, Tennessee
5 Dec
Oh wow look at you. These plants look great in the pots. The plants can be tricky. Some need sunshine, some need shade, some need both. You will figure it out.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I'm sure I'll get there in time. And our climate is relatively mild which will help.
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@CarolDM (168668)
• Nashville, Tennessee
6 Dec
@JudyEv Yes the climate will help.
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@Shavkat (122188)
• Philippines
5 Dec
My younger brother is potting his plants lately. I have no time for this idea. I am glad that you did.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Some were bursting out of their pots so they will be pleased to have a bit more room now.
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@Shavkat (122188)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@JudyEv Oh, I see. If it happens to my brother's pots, I will try to help him.
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@snowy22315 (129713)
• United States
5 Dec
Yes, I rarely get a good yield of anything. I grew cauliflower last summer, and although the plants looked healthy they never produced any caulifower! Par for the course. I think they probably needed some kind of additive to the soil.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Mostly, I don't think it is worth the bother growing your own vegies. You're always fighting bugs or whatever, and buying sprays and fertiliser, etc.
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@snowy22315 (129713)
• United States
6 Dec
@JudyEv it can get frustrating
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@just4him (261277)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
Looks great! I've needed to replant in the past. Sadly, that plant didn't last through the move. I bought more when I moved here. We'll see how those go. One is dying, the others are doing well. I even remember to water them.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I have small ones in the window-sill and they sometimes get forgotten. Then I feel guilty and probably over-water them!
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@just4him (261277)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@JudyEv I need to remember to water them.
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@Rashnag (25341)
• Surat, India
5 Dec
Lovely picture. Hope the best for your plants too
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Thanks for the good wishes. I'll be cheering them on too.
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@Rashnag (25341)
• Surat, India
6 Dec
@JudyEv ok dear
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@RasmaSandra (50684)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Dec
I hope your plants grow, I had a whole desk full of plants in my home in Latvia and found they grew better by leaving a radio playing for them all the time,
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
They do say they liked to be talked to too - nicely of course.
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@moonandstars (53046)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
5 Dec
my mum planted them, i didn't so, i don't know. all i know is your look very lovely and well maintained
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I hope they like their new pots.
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@rebelann (94213)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Dec
I haven't a clue if what I do is good or bad for the trees, vines and hollyhocks I have, I just do what I can and hope for the best.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
Luckily, most plants are very forgiving.
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• United States
5 Dec
I love your plants. I currently don't have any... but I do enjoy them and envy people who have alot of plants inside and outside their home. They just make everything feel joyful and alive.
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
My mother has a great garden and my sister does too. I won't have room here for too much.
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@FourWalls (38457)
• United States
5 Dec
I don’t even TRY to do plant stuff. I couldn’t have a “green thumb” if I had a magic marker and a gallon of paint! The photo is lovely!!
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I'm not sure how we'll go with our plants but so far all is good. The creepers are creeping so that's a start.
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@wolfgirl569 (49080)
• Marion, Ohio
5 Dec
Sometimes I move my plants around to see what works best. They look nice there
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@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Dec
I think I might be doing that too from time to time.
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