May 2009 Archives

Garden Day One!

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Planted the green beans, corn, squash, and potato seeds in the garden today. Which means that hopefully they'll be up in about two weeks. Used a little bit of Starter mix to give them a little nutritious boost.

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Did some brief weeding on what's started to show up since I roto'd three weeks ago.

I also decided to plant some Blue Prussian Peas, Cowpeas, and Black Valentine Beans.

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I have some egg plant and onion seeds I'd like to put in, but I don't know if I have the room, and I think it might be to late for the onions.

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I used twine to keep my rows straight. I'll start to harden off the seedlings this week, and hopefully get them in the ground by next weekend. I may keep the herbs inside for a bit longer, they'll still very small.

Herbs and the culling...

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I got a Lavender and a Chamomile plant for the garden this past weekend. The Lavender smells amazing. I can't wait for it to bloom.

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Then I began the sad and heartbreaking task of picking what tomato seedlings to keep. I kept about 8 of the Brandywine for myself and transplanted them to peat pots. The Lollipop and Amish were easier to do since they were already in seedling trays. I just pulled out the extras.

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They're already dropping their seedling leaves. I'm sure its stressful to get repotted.

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I couldn't bring myself to discard the extras. So I kept a lot of them and replanted them also. I've found at least 3 people interested in seedlings. Which I'm very happy about. It was very sad picking which ones looked better, and condemning the others to wilty death. ^.^ I'm very silly, I know. I'm hoping by the time I get ready to plant them next month, they'll have gained some height.

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We need a plan

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So I made one. Each square is a foot. I have some free space, so I'll either stretch things out some or find something else to plant.


Rain, go away now, please.

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I've been at a stand still for the past week with the garden. We've had crappy weather outside. Rain rain rain! Then sunny. Then rain again. Oh, weird New England weather.

According to the farmer's almanac I should plant this week coming up, if not have already have planted seeds.

I want to get my squash, snap beans, and corn in the ground. Weather! Cooperate!

My seedlings are getting bigger at least. I hope they keep growing as well as they have been. I should probably weed them out soon.

Today I went to the Portsmouth Farmers Market. They hold it every weekend starting in May. Usually there are lots of plants in the first couple months, and then that changes to veggies. There's also usually a couple people selling food, eggs, and other homecrafty type stuff.

I went with the intent to buy some perennials that would attract bees and butterflies to the garden and basil.

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I got bee balm, but then I also picked up a six pack of green bell peppers.

But then I got a little plant crazy....

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Bought some lettuce. A red leaf and green leaf variety. I think along with basil and cilantro I have, I'll plant them in planters on the back deck.

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And I also bought some broccoli plants. What! I like broccoli. >.>

I do firmly believe in only buying veggies for your garden that you like and plan to eat.

Which is why I don't have carrots.

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