May 27, 2019 at 8:38 am #16289
Our weather (and home renovations that are seemingly taking forever) has not been conducive to starting a garden, but last week, my husband cleared out the old one. We could not get to the seed we wanted, as it is stored in a mini-refrigerator in the garage and has too much in front of it (stuff to move back into the house, as well as my husband’s wooden row boat). My husband found some old tomato seed and planted it. He decided it was not going to germinate and told me to buy a plant at the farmers market. I chose one named “Carbon” that is not supposed to have giant tomatoes. He planted it. This morning, he announced that the others do appear to be germinating. He also planted broccoli. He has ordered some snow peas and bell pepper. Beans will be planted later.1+May 27, 2019 at 10:16 am #16292
My husband rolled out in his wheelchair and planted three tubs with cucumbers and summer squash a few weeks ago. There are small squash and the cukes look great. I have planted twelve tomato plants and have one more to go. I have some pepper plants to get in yet.
He went to our high school FFA greenhouse and got the plants. It was the next to last day of sales so selection was not that great. I looked up the peppers that had two tags and I think they are hot ones. I will give them to a local boy that loves them. That will just leave me with three sweet banana peppers this year.
He bought a pack of five little things that I have no idea what they are. It will be fun to see what develops with them.
The FFA has such nice sturdy plants and we look forward each year to getting them. We got them on 4/26 so I have had to move them outside during warm days a lot and keep them watered.1+May 27, 2019 at 10:53 am #16293
It’s been so wet here that we’ve delayed planting. I have 6 Celebrity seedlings, 2 cherrys, and a patio tomato to plant this afternoon, before I leave for the week tomorrow. I do also have a planter on the deck with herbs. But I’m cutting way back on gardening this year. My hat is off to your husband for continuing to garden from a wheelchair.
2+May 27, 2019 at 11:09 am #16295
- This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by chocomouse.
We’ve got nearly a dozen flats of plants, flowers as well as vegetables, waiting to be planted if the weather ever cooperates. In the last week we’ve seen temperatures drop into the low 40’s with wind chills in the mid 30’s twice and we’ve had about 4 inches of rain, 1.75 inches of it in the last 15 hours.1+May 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm #16296
We are at 30″ of rain for the year with 42″ the normal yearly rainfall. Many days of rain are in the forecast for the next seven days.0May 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm #16298
Most of my Rosemary survived the winter. I had three small plants indoors as insurance. I gave the youngest away and planted the others in the ground. They were fine living in a pot over the previous summer but weren’t thriving over the winter, I think they were root bound.
The Chinese chives were doing great March-April but now many of them are dying. This looks root rot due to the rain and bad drainage. I had a similiar problem two years ago and hope that these will recover eventually. Also the chives are covered with small black insects.
The Amaryllis went outside about three weeks ago and are doing fine so far.2+June 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm #16578
Yesterday, I picked two cucumbers from our tubs.2+June 11, 2019 at 5:35 pm #16579
I didn’t think it was possible to kill chives. My mother poured the foundation for her rebuilt garage over her chives garden, and they came up at the edge of the garage 2 years later!2+June 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm #16580
We’ve added a bell pepper plant, beans, and snow peas.
The lime tree, which bloomed while inside because it was warm, only had one lime to show for it. However, there was just enough cold after it was moved outside for the summer that it was stimulated to bloom again, so I’m hoping more limes will develop with the pollinators around.
We have some black raspberries coming on our terraces. Once again, the north side has set fruit, and the south side has not. My husband plans to pull those up and put in other berries–maybe strawberries? Our several little blueberry bushes also are looking good.1+
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