Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 13) April 15
Posted on 04/15/2011 5:07:49 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232
Good morning gardeners. Today is NOT tax day! Yall who file last minute can put it off until Monday the 18th. Why? In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday. Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The Act, which was "for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," freed 3,100 slaves in the District, making DC residents the "first freed" by the federal government.
Ok back to gardening. Looks like I will be getting rain today. There is a line of strong thunderstorms to the northwest and west of me. I had planed to rent a tiller today and till the garden plot. I will have to wait until the soil dries out now. Drats, another delay in planting! Some of my tomato and squash plants are begging me to get them in the soil. Received some nice seeds in the mail yesterday from Freeper Black Agnes. Thanks again. I should have the opportunity to get them into some soil and flats today!
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Last night my Jasmine was smelling so Sweet. It is blooming like crazy this year.
You just have to love the aroma of Jasmine in the evening!
It was great. Now my Gardenias are getting ready.
I already have small tomatoes and the beans and peas are up. I need to do a little weeding and Miracle Grow this weekend.
Please add me to your ping list. I am a new gardener and I am planning on growing vegetables this summer. I am sure I could use your advice...thanks.
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Weather has been nice, got almost all the spring stuff in last weekend. Did a lot of work last year tilling in lawn clippings to improve the soil and it really paid off. Looks like a rainy cool week coming up, should make stuff grow.
General question for those who may have some suggestions. I have a few starter tomato plants ( less than 1ft and still indoors for a few more weeks) that got a little too much direct sun on them the other day. They wilted, but have come back over the past 36 hrs. The leaves are still a bit shriveled and sad looking, but the stalks look like they’re in good shape. Anything I should watch out for or do to help them along?
Keep them watered. Plants dry out very quickly in those small peat pots or the plastic flats.
You can expect to get a lot of help from the many great gardeners here in FReepLand.
Eats this weekend courtesy of the garden. Baby mustard, chard and collard along with lettuce and radishes a plenty.
We will be buying our transplants this weekend, plotting out the bed and ordering trellises we found online.
Lots to do.
They got sunburned. Are the leaves bleaching and turning white? If not they should come back fine. It’s pretty much about patience now.
We transplanted our tomato seedlings into bigger containers. At least 50% immediately wilted and haven’t sprung back yet. I am wondering if that is common? Is it some sort of shock that we didn’t expect or is that normal? Any tomato gardening tips for someone starting from seed is greatly appreciated. Thanks gardening FRiends.
No, the leaves are still green....they’re just limp.
How do you get rid of wild onions?
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