Thursday, April 7, 2011

Well hello spring, nice of you to finally show up.

Guess I'm just showing off a little bit, hence the pictures post. The random summer-type-temperature day that we had yesterday was wonderful, and I think my veggies got all excited. Almost everything has started sprouting, although I'm not completely sure that the spinach has started popping up yet; theres a lot of little weeds, and I can't differentiate yet. 
Anyway, so I cleaned out this flower bed that sits on the edge of our house, and I'm going to plant some perennials. Actually, I already planted two, some Dianthus hybrid Cheddar Pinks Eastern Star and Columbine Cameo Mix. I need to get paid before I buy some more. Depending on if the government gets their ducks in a row and Bryan and I can go to DC this weekend, I want to get some more plants this weekend. 

Welcome to my greenhouse! Everything is growing up nicely. My bush beans are flowering, showed up a few days ago. I really need to get them into the ground outside, but the weather is still changing too much. But I still feel like a master gardener. Maybe in about 2 weeks, it will be hot enough........................

In the left picture, you can see one of my cucumbers coming up and then off to the left are my bush beans. The red planter has my spices and the white planter has my squash. That one is budding too. I'm pretty sure squash flowers, but.... it's my first time. 
The Chia Pet spice collection Janice gave me has finally started sprouting. I think I need to transplant these into larger pots, and I hate the stupid soil sponge. It's so difficult to water it- the water sits on top for a minute before it gets absorbed. (Ok, maybe I'm just being lazy)

 Of all the planters I have with cucumbers in them (3) this one is doing the best. I think the one below it just needs lots more sunlight. Not sure what's wrong with it's sibling. This one is doing the best. I think the one below it just needs lots more sunlight. Not sure what's wrong with it's sibling. 
I'm a little surprised at just how well the Black Cherry Tomatoes are growing. I guess because they're cherry tomatoes, I expected them to be very small plants. My other tomatoes (Glacier) that aren't doing as well, in my opinion. 

Basil. I want to get some more small pots to transplant those into, and plant another one of my quinault strawberry roots in there. 

To update more..............
My potatoes have started sprouting, but I'm thinking of digging up the front yard and planting some more, I planted one set of strawberry roots in a container, and I bought these lettuce mix pellets from Burpee, which I also stuck in some dirt. 
The other veggies I planted: beets, carrots and broccoli have sprouted, it's been about a week now, but I've forgotten which was where or where the lines are (I think I might need to put up string rows with labels next time.) 3 of the 4 pea seeds sprouted last week, but none of the snow peas :( I like snow peas better than regular peas, but I'm going to be happy with whatever manages to grow. 

Squash. You can see it budding!

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