Archive For May, 2009
Check it out! I got all the remaining grass out of my new bed and got all the rich soil in! And it was so much easier since the rains. I will probably get my transplants in tomorrow. I want to spend a little bit of time planning exactly what will go where. I think [...]
Scroll down and compare today’s photo to the one taken on May 20th. Wow! I worried that the constant rains we’d been having had done more harm than good. Not so, says nature, not so.
I recently posted on an organic gardening online community about the recent goings ons in my garden and asked if the others had had similar problems. Here are some of the responses: -YES!In fact seedlings are the fave choice for crows and that family.Squirrels and other birds seem to be convinced that under that little [...]
Here it is- the future home for my peas, tomatoes and other assorted vegetables and herbs!
Who is doing this to my plants?? A bird? A squirrel? A neighborhood hooligan? About 7:30 this morning, I went out to water my plants and just look at what a sad scene awaited me on the porch. One of two strapping tomato seedlings I had recently transplanted into bigger containers was lying next to [...]
Something terrible has happened. Some creature has made a meal of my mint! And in the process assaulted my healthiest pea plant. The incident occurred between 8:30am and 9:00am Eastern Time. When I arrived on the scene, I first noticed the pea plants toppled over in their tray. The tallest pea plant had been snapped [...]
Here is a pic of my garden as it stands today. In the bottom lefthand corner of the photo you can see the three new cabbage plants I transplanted. I pulled out a couple lettuce plants that were there. The lettuce just looked so pathetic I had to put them out of their misery in [...]
Problem: Seedlings are outgrowing their original containers, but I’m not ready to put them in the ground yet. Solution: Repurpose/reuse plastic containers that would otherwise be thrown away or sent to a recycling center to increase the volume of the pots you’ve got. I started most of my seeds in egg crates or in these [...]
The dill has germinated! The dill has germinated! On April 12th I planted a lot of dill and nothing wanted to sprout. About three weeks later, I sprinkled some more seeds in the same tray- and voila! Seedlings! The second time around, I actually prepped the seeds by folding them in a wet paper towel [...]