Dwell: plant transfer
It was long overdue to transfer my okra plants to bigger pots. Also I had too many plants in one pot and this was hindering in their harvest. The okras would dry out before full growth. So this is what I needed - new pots, potting soil, trowel, shears, and plastic/paper as a spreader.
This old pot has 4 plants that have grown way too big for this pot. I will be transferring two of the plants in the new pot. Make sure everything is on the paper/plastic so that there is no wastage of the soil.
Break the old soil and also separate the plants at the same time. This will cause some of the smaller roots to tear but that is okay. Use your hands to do this.
Here is the new pot and the old pot with the transferred plants.
This is the other new pot with four of the transferred plants. Do not push in the soil on the top with your hands to hold the plant. If you do then there will be no oxygen passing into the soil. This is why it is recommended to poke the soil now and then with a trowel. At this time you can also add any fertilizer/compost that you want to feed your plants.