Retired :-) Time is the Gold
- Jan 24, 2013
Was so long ago not sure what those were . So far all my seeds from last year have sprouted except my jalapenos , in fact my broccoli and tomatoes are over running my container , not sure what I'm going to do about that yet .Beautiful and thriving - quite a journey! And yes, I recall that first garden ... in fact I wondered about those yellow blooms centre back in your post 85
Thanks for instructional photos on how pellets and plants look before going into the earth. Nicely labeled pellets, too.Scarlet runner pole bean on L. In pellets - back two rows in tomatoes are germinating very slowly - RR=Red Racer and PP=Prudens Purple. I know they are germinating because I lost patience and dug one up! Front row sweet pea (Starry Night) are putting up shoots. Chance of flurries today, temps on the windowsills aren't great for germination yet, but things are coming along.
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Nasturtiums are always dependable for germinating and for flowering all summer long until frost - another favourite for the hummingbirds. BTW the hummer feeder has been set out a few days ago. Chickadees love it (no guards on) and some overnight critter cleans it out regularly. The raccoon strikes again I suspect.
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Most welcome. I have no room for large trays on windowsills so I make do with re-usables from my kitchen. And funny you mention labels too because I've had to edit my post with the composite pics above because I mistook a smudged paper label to read SR (Scarlet Runner) for SF (Sunflower). The blue labels are cut from a no longer usable slicing mat.Thanks for instructional photos on how pellets and plants look before going into the earth. Nicely labeled pellets, too.
A couple things that do well for me, if you want a bushy type plant are Lavender and Catmint. The Catmint dries out and needs to be trimmed to the ground in the winter, but comes back in the spring and makes a really nice green mound with purple flowers the bees love for 2+ months late summer early fall. Lavender is probably the easiest thing to grow I know of other than weeds. Trim it back in winter and you'll have leaves all year round.want to plant some perennials
Lavender. I stuck some around my Arborvitea and they look good there too. You can drive down our roads and see just how high the deer will graze on Arborvitea and they trim the plants into a concave shape up to about the 4' mark.What do you do to keep deer away?
That's a good deal! I paid $120 for a 6' Arborvitae to fill in for one that wasn't taking in my yard just a month ago. I don't remember exactly what I paid for the last Japanese Maple I bought but it had to be over $100.got a Japanese Bloodgood, six Leyland Cypress and ten Arborvitae for $200.