Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread Volume 22 May 30, 2014
Posted on 05/30/2014 12:57:27 PM PDT by greeneyes
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We will have to start watering the plants now it seems, and the swimming pool doesn't have enough water to make it all the way through growing season, since we had to drain it to repair a leak. Once again it's looking like we may have to pick and choose which crops to water.
We have our first batch of strawberries. I have some in the Refrigerator for eating plain, and am making syrup and fruit leather for grand daughter to eat this winter.
Just harvested around a pint of ripe cherry tomatoes from Mr. indoor tomato. Have some lettuce ready to eat in the patio container.
The seedlings are all out in the garden, and have a few more starting in the good seed starter. I am going to be making a sour dough starter this weekend, and start experimenting a bit more with baking some bread using my winter wheat.
Hope you are all doing well. Have a great weekend, and God Bless.
Here in Houston we have been unseasonably cold, so my jolokias and trinidad scorpion peppers are so small.
No fire in my belly yet this year.
Hi greeneyes! God Bless& good weekend wishes back to you! Things are heating up here. Greenie beans, okras & Valley Whatever-they-are are going great guns.
Everything but the pepper is. Not sure why. Last year, we had (I think) California Wonder & it was a wild man. Our little strawberry is so sweet, you don’t even need sugar. We’re only getting about 6 or 7 at a time.
No more leaf miners so far (fingers crossed).
Squash & corn are way late, but DH might get an assignment in Houston next week, so I’m wondering if I should plant. Squash/ cowpeas will be in a 3x6 bed. The others are containers so maybe we can farm them out with a neighbor.
Pinging the List.
I picked my first cherry tomato yesterday and it appears I’ll have at least a handfull by the first week of June.
I’ve gathered a few peppers and used them almost as quickly as they arrived.
Wife is showing our place in the Master Gardeners “garden walk” here at the lake June 7. Now if we can just keep the damned deer out...
Picked the first squash, beans and one tomato this week. Neighbor pulled up most of his onions and gave us a bag full.
Does anyone have a solution for bloom rot on tomatoes? I have several that have black spots where the flower fell off.
It was 38 degrees here in Massachusetts Wednesday night. Thank goodness we didn't lose anything. Here are some pics of our containers:
This is it uncovered:
Here are a few that are on the deck:
Thanks so much for the link. I’ll be looking it over with a fine tooth comb.
I have been thinking about doing some long term watering using clay pots. For these you take two of the pots and glue the tops together. Use waterproof caulk around the rims and plug up the bottom hole and caulk it too.
Stick a plastic tube in the top hole. Bury the containers in the ground. Fill them up with water (using a funnel to help). The water will seep gradually through the pots and keep the plants watered.
I also have some ceramic watering gizmos that screw onto a soda bottle and fit into a ceramic spike that keeps important plants like my lemon tree watered and is really handy when I want to give it a dose of liquid feed.
Later I'll have some tomatoes in hanging baskets in the same window.
It has been raining here the last couple of days and 80% chance for the next three or four days. I really needed a few more dry days to finish my garden. I have 35 tomato plants planted and they are loving the rain but my planned planting of a few other plants has stalled because of the rains.
Yesterday I finally had an appointment for my initial evaluation by my local VA Outpatient Clinic. Lots of questions about my health and blood samples taken. I told them about my hip problem and a couple of other issues. No questions about weapons I may own. The VA Clinic sent me across the street to a hospital to have my hip X-Rayed.
There were only 4 other patients in the Clinic’s waiting room when I first arrived, none when I left. I arrived at 10:30 and was home by 12:30 even with the time needed to get X-Rayed.
I thought everything went very smoothly and quicker than I expected. I have an another appointment for next week.
Please keep us posted, RD 232.
The really hots ones, yes?
The plants in the picture were grown from seeds I got from Pepper Joe.
Just talking about Victory Gardens on another thread!