It's time to swap over the beetroots to the tomatoes. Unfortunately not many of the beetroots reached even "baby" size but I really needed to make the swap!
Once they were out I finally had to dump out all the dirt in this tub. For the last two years I suspect that my tomatoes have gotten some kind of disease that's in the soil. Which meant I needed to get rid of all the soil and I even rinsed out the tub with bleach. I got a bit of a surprise when I pulled the tub away from the steps - a whole colony of snails!
Once the snails were dealt with I put together the wooden frame I use to keep the tomatoes in shape. This year I got extra-fancy and fit cross-beams along the length of the tub too. The soil is a fresh mix of potting soil and mushroom compost plus a sprinkle of some sulphate of potash and organic fertilizer pellets.
The only down side is that I can't plant out my tomatoes just yet. I was out of town this week so I haven't had the chance to harden them off yet. But hopefully mid-week I'll be able to finally put them in their new home!