Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread -- Vol. 14, April 6, 2012
Posted on 04/06/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by dennisw
Open for business...ready for your recent gardening adventures
Went to the supermarket, and bought 4 bunches of spring onions. Stuck ‘em in the ground. They’re doing just fine! Not much of an adventure.
Bought two peony plants yesterday and some tomatoes and peppers. I am looking for a bridal wreath spirea but can’t find it anywhere. I’m in SC anyone know where I can get one?
Been watering my heirloom tomatoes for 6 weeks now exclusively with rainwater from my barrels...
Some of my tomatoes are already 3’ tall...
I’m near Houston
We have been drying some of the gorgeous spring flower blooms in the garden for later use in craft projects - cards, bookmarks, etc. What we are using to dry the flowers is the 'Microfleur' Flower Press Kit for Microwave Ovens. It works very well - you can dry flowers in minutes rather than weeks. We have been quite pleased ..... here's a link:
Thailand-Vietnam mango variety. Coming along.... maybe ripe in two months
Below is different tree. Another Thailand-Vietnam mango variety. You can see four mangoes developing. One is black and will drop off. No disease here .... the tree is just selecting what mangoes to carry.
Putting in first spring seeds this weekend here in SE PA, looks like we had our last freeze overnight.
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Question: My spirea (little princess and firelight) is not leafing out on all the old wood. On some shrubs the leafing out is very spotty. Should I cut them them to the ground? The shrubs are 4-5 years old and have never been trimmed back.
My squash plants, planted SEED on March 9th, are already a foot tall and blossoming!...................Cukes, planted same day, are starting to climb and tomatoes are blooming!............
I started an asparagus patch this year for the first time ever; we'll see how it goes. No signs of life yet, but the roots have only been in the ground for about a week now so it's clearly too soon to tell.
Wife reported a dozen white potates sprouting in the bin in the kitchen. You guessed it... into the garden they went. Never had much luck with white potatoes in NC for whatever reason, but maybe this year will be the one.
I have decided to plant my peppers directly into the garden this year instead of starting the plants indoors. I always have high mortality due to poor hardening-off when I start them inside, and I'm thinking that growing them from seed in the garden will solve that problem.
This is a bit of a tangent, but it is garden related and it is Good Friday.
I am raising $500 to help a small Christian orphanage in Pakistan start a chicken farm and vegetable garden - so they can feed and support themselves.
The Facebook page is: ‘Love and Hope Christian Orphanage’.
50 X $10 buys 50 chickens and everything they need to make this dream a reality.
You can ‘buy’ a chicken via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 chickens raised so far - only 32 to go.
50 X $10 buys a chicken and everything they need. 18 chickens raised so far - 32 to go.
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Not a regular here, but visit often. My bamboo stand (70ft x 15 ft plot) is doing great, in it’s (I think) 4th year. Last year I had some get around 10 ft tall. This year, I’m hoping some will get close to 15ft. Hundreds of new shoots - lovin it!
Oh, the Mrs. and I have a garden too :-) Nothing started here yet (Eastern Nebraska).
Anyone have suggestions on Blueberries? Our soil is sooo alkiline. Last week, I sprinkled ammonium sulfate around them. I’ve got 7 plants, and they’re just so spindly. They’re about 5 years old.
God Bless and Happy Easter!
I yanked ours around February 1, and planted some watermelon and cuke seeds immediately....the seedlings are around 4 inches tall as of now.
I’m one of those people I love to grow just about anything I can grow. Have a 1/5 acre so have the room to grow alot of different things, and I don’t tend to grow alot of any one things.
Probably if I had to list the companies that are my favorite sources for different stuff, it would have to be Fedco, Baker Creek, Seed Savers Exchange, Bountiful Gardens, and Horizon herbs. Some of the new stuff being tried this year:
Pipian for Tuxpan seed squash
Enjoying my home grown lettuce and Swiss chard very much. Plenty of pansies and other spring flowers to decorate the house with. Happy Easter to all. Happy Passover as well.
Sadly, I forgot how to identify a sucker from any other growth.
Can anyone out there set me straight?
Also harvesting radish, onion, several type peppers, and turnips while Cukes and green beans develop.