Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 8 FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Posted on 02/22/2013 1:35:16 PM PST by greeneyes
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After my nap today, I hope to pot some oriental Iris bulbs.
Zone 6(+) Just put out some onion sets, sowed a few fava beans and kale seeds.
Started lettuces, broccoli and other cold-weather seeds in doors.
Plan on repeating every 2 - 3 weeks.
Last year had frost April 11 and 12 but that’s unusual.
Might try a tomato plant or two this year.
Anyone recommend an easy kind that doesn’t all get ripe at the same time?
I'm happy with the results (so far). They are much stockier than my usual starts, which sometimes get leggy.
How cool! According to the label on my packet I just bought, the rootlets are supposedly 2 years old. Would they still need 3 years once in the ground, or just one year, do you think? (They are Mary Washingtons)
Slightly warmer than usual in the East.
LOL. I always convince Hubby to do that stuff for me. I don’t have the patience or focus to read directions anymore.
Love the smell of baking bread. They ought to bottle that stuff.
Stupice is a great early tomato and is good for:
cool or fluctuating weather, drought resistant, bears early and continues till frost. Fruits about 2”
Mid season: Arkansas Traveler, Brandywine, or Cherokee Purple.
Late season: Mortgage Lifter and Costoluto Genovese.
Paste: Amish Paste, Roma, or Myona
LOL! Well said. My darlin just told me the weather man has us down for another winter storm in a few days. That’s both the good news AND the bad news! LOL!
I’ve been looking at my catalogs too. Narrowed down my order to something reasonable, and plan to send it off early next week...God willing and the Creeks don’t rise!
(Learned recently that the “Creeks” referred to in that expression actually started out being a reference to the Creek Indian tribes, rather than flooding of small streams!)
My co-worker, poor guy, lost all his vegetable plants in big freeze we had a few months ago. If all my pepper plants survive, I might give him some, maybe the pepperonchini's.
Thanks for the amazing pictures!
My seeds have arrived:
Cherokee Purple (OG)-Packet
Vegetables > Tomatoes > Heirloom > Black 1
Vegetables > Tomatoes > Heirloom > Pink 1
Vegetables > Squash > Summer > Zucchini > Striped 1
Vegetables > Eggplant > Dark Purple/Black 1
Slick Pik® YS 26 (F1)-Packet
Vegetables > Squash > Summer > Yellow 1
Fertil Pots Round 4” dia. x 4” h (OG) - 50 Pots-1 Unit
Tools and Supplies > Seed Starting Supplies > Biodegradable Pots 1
along with trays to hold the little pots. I have one more packet of seeds (cucumber) to be delivered, with these little plants:
Pepper, Hot, Lemon(20249 - 3 Plants) HEIRLOOM. From Ecuador, as hot as any Cayenne, but with a truly unique flavor.
I’m not doing any container planting this year. Everything that sprouts is going directly into the ground at the end of May. Our back yard is south-facing, our house is a light grey, and with the sun bouncing off the house and shielded from the north, the microclimate back there is quite warm and sunny, even though the trees that are outside the fence provide much more shade in the early morning and afternoon than they did when we first moved here. Still, I’m very excited about this new strategy this season.
OK. Thanks. That’s good. I’ll set my expectations to the “Patient” gear...and try to remember not to pull it up as a weed! LOL!
Stupice is always the first of my many tomatoes here in Red Hampshire...
Oh yes. Baking Bread and Cookies. The best kitchen aromas ever!
I give my extras away or trade them.
I only grow two types of peppers, the New Mexico, and the jalapeno. More conservative cook behavior. Those are the main ones I cook with, those are the ones I grow. Neighbor may bring me some banana pepper plants because she likes those and hates to garden, but she'll have to pay for the plants. ;)
Well, no matter where it came from way back when - I always heard it used to mean water might flood the road - only thing is we always said “crick” not “creek”. LOL
We still have plenty of people in our rural district who can become housebound for a few days when the low water bridge gets covered by water from the “crick”. LOL.
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