It's A Beautiful DAY!
Today, finally, it's HOT and Sunny! I've been waiting two weeks for the weather to get better. Mostly, I need the nights to be above 40ºF. (above 4 to 5ºC). while it's been about 70-78ºF (22-25ºC) during days, nights have dropped below 40F (4ºC). That's too cold for seedlings, so, they've been indoors, each night.
Well, it's TIME! As you can see above, the tomato plants, 6 of them, are in their containers. The Peppers, below, are in as well. 4 of the 6 to be planted are in. Two more go in this weekend. Late start on those seeds, and so, later to be hardened off to cold.
The Peas are in, now, a total of 10, that will probably thin to 6 or 7, after a few nights from some transplant shock. See below:
The carrots growing below in the big round container on the right, are germinating nicely, and the mint, bottom left, is doing well. That mint variety is Apple Mint, for an Appletini Cocktail. The bottom right round (in shadow) has Rosemary in it, planted now, but the photo was before I planted it! For me, I use Rosemary when cooking pork, lamb and sometimes, for my roasted veggies mixes (carrot, potato and onion).
The Thyme and Sage are in the strawberry planter. Thyme, right, and Sage, left. In the rectangle, growing towards top right, is Spinach. As I harvest some spinach, I will plant some new spinach in the container behind. That way, over the course of the spring and summer, and into fall, I will have a fresh crop ready:
Potato, Yukon Gold on right, and Red Bliss (left front, too tiny to see) are there, and coming along:
In the large potato box above, depending on how the Red Bliss fares, I may add a cucumber plant into there. I'm really not sure the potato is going to make it. The smaller planter on left is empty now, but is holding two more tomato plants, to be moved. Eventually, more Cucumbers will go in the left box, to grow upwards along the trellis. Also not in yet, three large zucchini plants.
...Stay Tuned, for more updates, on the Tomato, Pepper, Zucchini, Carrot, Potato, Peas, Corn and Pumpkin.
Also, herbs such as oregano (two kinds), basil (2 kinds), sage, thyme, tarragon, and more!
Another Uptrennd #GroVid20
Previous Gardening Posts:
• Outdoor GroVid Update
• Dark And Stormy GroVid
• Random Week 7
• Hard Times
• Red Raspberries
• It's Raining, It's Pouring!
• Who's Got The GroVid?
• Care To Guess?
• UpPlannting My Seeds
• A Garden Delight Update
• Seed Starter, Day One
• My Outside Garden Begins
I am planting 3 kinds of tomato, 2 kinds of potato, carrots, cucumber, peas, corn, and a few kinds of lettuce, and in the early fall, I am planting Brussels Sprouts. Also, I usually plant herbs, too. Right now, I have oregano, parsley, and basil growing inside for cooking. Outside, I have a mint plan my grandfather brought over from Greece, when he came to America in the 1920's.
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