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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In the Garden

It’s  the time of year where you feel as though you live in the garden.

I’m finding new shoots of plants I thought were rained out!  Carrots so delicate and fragile in appearance are sprouting and looking good. I thought I would need to re sew them! Planting more peas today as nearly all was lost in the last flood of rain.  These 2 little clumps are all that made itgarden 007

Container potatoes have been planted (late I know) and are sprouting!  My first time with containers and potato’s so I’m very pleased to see the tips of green.  One more bucket to plant today.Addition & Gray Pearl 012

The squash I planted in my version on the Earth box’s are about 4 inches tall and look thick & lush,garden 003  the tomatoes are……..getting there.

The potted & hanging tomato’s garden 006 are  taking off  like gang busters, double the size of those in the garden and planed 2 weeks after!  I’ll need to put some lattice behind the potted plant to support the fruit weight.

18 Tomato plants in the garden  recovering from all the rain, just starting to take off. Mostly Roma’s…I can smell the sauce now!garden 011 They’ve nearly doubled in size with all the heat in the past 3-4 days.

I have melon coming up in my green beans.  Although the garden doesn’t hold water, all I can figure is we had so much rain in such a short period of time it floated the seeds over.   Transplanted they seem to be doing well.

Although there is a bit (quite a bit) of replanting to be done, I’m pleased with the growth so far.

I wrote most of this this  morning.  2 more buckets with potato’s  are done & chives are replanted.  After spending quite a bit of time weeding today, I found 3 more melons growing amid the beans along with my missing tomato plants!  I thought they had withered away or rotted with all the rain.  Nope, they were cuddling with the green beans!  The Hussy’s! 

Have to transplant them tomorrow & replant the peas…so now what do I do with all the seeds I have starting in pots to replace them!  I think Mr Fix~it would have a cow if I even mention more garden space.  Think I’ll look into more tubs!

Gotta love it!

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  1. Keep planting my friend, this could be the last year you are able to without going to jail.
    Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food
    Just look up S510 if you are interested or thinking I am crazy.

  2. It's really hard to keep a good gardener down. You go, girl! :o)

  3. Glad to hear all was not lost.

  4. Keep us posted on the upside down tomatoes. Last year, our neighborhood was dotted with those green things with brown sticks hanging from the bottom!

  5. Hi Lindy, There is a trick to them..start with wet wet wet soil & watering 2-3 times a day. Part of the draw for these is you can't over water as the excess drains right out. But, if the soil drys at all, the water ALL just runs right through it. I water 1st thing in the morning 5-7am, again late morning 10-12afternoons 4-6PM. So far they are doing wonderful! last year I had about 6 tomatos between 2 planters following the planters directions. When they start fruiting it will take even more water.


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