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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
As usual, Daniel, I'm impressed (and envious). You have quite an operation going. By the way, how's your health nowadays? Do you have the stamina to do all you do?
I snuck in a row of sugar snap peas before the rains came yest. Hoping to get some lettuce, kale, and other greens in the ground before I leave for two weeks (Danube cruise).
Volunteer squash are always sprouting in my compost.
My experience with squash and four o'clocks is they sprout very easily. In fact, I was surprised Daniel, when you planted four o'clock seeds. They just come up all over my garden and have for years.
My grandmothers used tuna cans to start seeds. Wonderful gardeners, both.
Daniel, your peaches really are setting. We continue to have frost at night and will for the rest of the week. Sunday, we expect a bit of snow. This week has been one of graupel, piles of it. The ground that has a nice new layer of manure was all white this morning.
I'm just happy it is alive and growing! :) Maybe fruit next year. I don't know why I'm so surprised, guess I expected it to be harder. We had nice gentle rain and my tomato plant just took off - heirloom currant - suppose to get 6' tall. Hard to imagine. Who knew you could just throw butternut and acorn squash seeds in dirt and they would grow like crazy!. Yeahhh for mushroom compost!
Daniel, if a fruit tree blooms but fruit hasn't set does that mean it is done for this year? It is self-pollinating? Sort of a 'better luck next year thing"?
Joan, in checking out your wind map, I see that Indiana has strong winds. Sure enough, the forecast is for gusty winds all day. We do have several wind farms nearby. If my SIL could afford it, he'd put a wind turbine up to generate electricity. Even with grants, it's still too expensive.
I fell in love with this wind map. I know, I am boring you to death, but hey, what better thing do you have planned?
Hi Chris, I just do a little bit each day and you are so right about it helping with the mood. I like that you are gathering things for your garden - especially the things 'gifted' to you by friends. I just love those things I get that way as they seem to mean more than the things I can simply buy.
Thanks Joan. Yes, doing better. For some reason my system is really sensitive to amount of water I drink and if I don't get enough I suffer from a bone-grinding fatigue/depression, which becomes like a vicious circle. Two days of heavy drinking is helping. (Water drinking that is). :) Now to pay attention and keep it up.
Daniel, all those lovely fruit trees ... sighhh. Once producing, you will be giving away fruit by the buckets.
Randall, hard to imagine you are still a month away from Spring weather. We had winter for a couple of weeks and are now headed for summer as our nights are holding in the low 60's. My first order of business this morning is to make a run to Lowe's for pvc pipe to create a sunscreen for my bunnies out of 'coolarama' cloth, and am going to use the pipe for a frame.
Spud, I agree about our aging tastebuds - everything seems bland. Couldn't live without salsa or pico de gallo! (';')
Hope they get a decent settlement.
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