Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017

We are having a cool spring.  It isn't as bad as last year with colder temperatures longer, but we had a frost a week or so ago and then a week of chilly cloudy days and the corn came up white because it had no sun. A couple days later it is light green.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

The beets, onions, spinach and peas are up in the garden.  The potatoes are planted, yukon gold. Jim put the pea trellis up this year before the peas were planted so we should have better luck with them.  Saturday my mom was here and we did a quick clean up of the dead mum plants.  An hour's work seems to be all I can do right now, I'm tired out by then.  I've done some weeding and hope to do more.  Yesterday was a beautiful day.  Just right for temperature, wind and sunshine.  Today is chilly and damp and windy.

The tomato plants are nearly dead.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

These sound like they would do well is our sticky clay soil, but would they spread too quickly?

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

My tomatoes and peppers aren't doing very well. I think they need more light.  I don't know if we are prepared to really get into this growing from seed bit.  We need to be more serious about it. 

While 'home' for my birthday visit, Mom bought me some flowering plants.  
Purslane looks like a weed that grows all over our driveway.  That weed doesn't bloom and this one blooms like crazy. It like it. 

Begonias are pretty, but hard to keep alive.  I got some yellow ones, too. I wish I'd remembered to look for 'double' ones.  

Jim has onions in.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18. 2017

I guess gardening season has officially begun.  I planted twelve tubes with tomato seeds and 5 tubes with pepper seeds.  That's all the tubes I had.  I was going to take a picture of the tubes, but the planting was going on while the supper was supposed to be grilling.  However, as I put the chicken on, I dropped the thimble that was still on my finger (I was quilting) into the grill.  I shut everything down to dismantle the grill to get it and while I waited I planted.  I couldn't figure out how to take apart the grill so when Jim came home, he did it, and I hurried supper on and forgot all about taking any photos except these of the seed packets.  As you can see, I had a horrible time getting the tomato package open.  I spent a little more time on the pepper packet.  

Now I hope they grow. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

Plant pepper seeds in toilet paper rolls.  Cut slits into the bottom and fold in to made bottoms.  Place in a plastic tray.  Unfold the bottom before planting.