Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 16 Plot 5 Marathon Seeding Session

Received a suggested Spring planting plan from Renee's Seeds, and as I had most of the seed, decided to try it out .... similar seeds, with a slightly varied layout:


First - the garden - this year has been extremely cold and wet - but the mud is slowly drying out and our soil has arrived at the community garden .......... only remaining plants are my Patriot Blueberry, one very small over wintered kale and some garlic chives - the chives are tasty, but I seldom use them; the bees however go crazy over the blossoms - so they get to stay
and here are the seeds that were sown - oh almost forgot - also planted two Brokali plants that were purchased on trip to garden store

April 10 and 14 Time for Potting Up

Once again I've over planted - is is always hard to choose which will get potted up ....

March 21 and April 6 and They're Off

Here they are ........ a bit of a slow start, but with just natural light I like to keep them cool and on the dry side
and a few weeks later, looking good - these are two varieties from the Dwarf Project grow out - searching for cherries this round - Scary (3 in front) and Worry (2 in back), both F3 and both Potato Leaf

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tomato Grow List 2017

Well, fingers crossed that is the end of the snow!!!  Warmer weather with rain now in the forecast.

There is an old saying

"Make new friends, but keep the old; one is Silver the other is Gold"

Unfortunately it seems not many of my old friends have been invited to my 2017 Tomato Party ........ but so many exciting new varieties to check out ......  I am still continuing with the Dwarf Tomato Project in search of cherry tomatoes - both Worry and Scary F3 are my experimental focus this year.

Anyhoo, here is my list, planted March 8th and 9th:

Not Purple Strawberry
Purple Bumble Bee
Maglia Rosa
Heart's Delite Black
Dwarf Purple Heart
Dwarf Orange Cream
Worry 5774 F3
Scary 5808 F3
Apero F1
not Russian 117 pink
and two last minute additions:
Captain Lucky
Bloody Butcher

All for now.  I'll write a wee  bit more about each variety once I see germination.

Also have started indoors:  NC Amethyst bell pepper, Caraflex cabbage, Batavia broccoli, Paladio and Mr. Big peas.  Oh, and some onions way back in early February.

Bring on the Spring!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3 More Snow

sure enough!!  hopefully not for six more weeks - time to start deciding on my tomato grow list for 2017

February 2 Groundhog Day

Oops, looks like the groundhog saw his shadow ..........