The biggest gardening activity now is trotting plants in and out getting them ready to be planted in the ground (which I get a three-day rain break). Too bad it would be committing plant murder if you just took them from inside on the shelf to outside in the ground. This hardening off process is a little tedious.
Anyhoo…here’s a little update on my babies.
Here are the habaneros (picture taken on 4-14). They’ve been potted in larger cups since this picture.
Here are the globe basil (planted 3-18, picture taken on 4-4).
Here they are on 4-17 growing in egg shells and a few Dixie cups.
And here’s a comparison of the regular basil planted a couple/few weeks before the globe basil.
Here’s a picture of the peas growing in the “hoop house.”
Here’s the ginger. It started sprouting in December, but I didn’t plant it until about a month ago.
Here are the peppers from Annie’s Granny, the transplanted California wonder peppers, a couple globe basil, and one borage being grown in a soil block of sorts. It was the last seed to germinate, and I scrunched the dirt around it and stuck it in with the other plants.
Here are the basil and the petunias. I had good intentions for an Easter post, but what can I say? The petunias have growth rates all over the place…big, medium and small.
Here’s the petunias (again), the California wonders (again) and the cat grass/wheat grass. It came up really quick, but I should have planted the seeds thicker.
Here are some lettuce and broccoli I just transplanted. I ended up planting them in the ground yesterday.
Here are the egg plants started in soil blocks on 4-1 (picture taken 4-10)
And here they are today.
And the tomatoes. I’m only growing three kinds: Generic cherry, generic cherry, generic beefsteak. I started them in flats as opposed to individual pots, so I’ve been transplanting and pottting up and I haven’t been diligent about labeling them. I think I can distinguish the beefsteak from the cherry, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to distinguish between the two cherries. One is prettier and one has bigger tomatoes. Oh, well. Next year I’ll do better, but here’s one of the biggest and a couple of the smaller ones.
And here they are on the growing rack.
Lastly, the cucumbers: Lemon, bushmaster and pickling.
That’s it for today.
p.s. All you folks with your plants already in the ground, don’t laugh at my little ones. They’ll catch up when we get some warm weather around here.