Saturday, May 29, 2010

My garden: hoses and seeds...

Q has been doing a wonderful job with the garden. I should really call it "Q's garden" because he has done most of the work, spending several hours each week outside tending to it.

Here's what's been happening these last few days...

The soaker hoses are up and running! This will make watering so much easier.

Q planted seeds for green beans, carrots, corn, lettuce, peas, pumpkin and zucchini. The potatoes have been placed in their own plot of land, too.

We've noticed mushrooms popping up in our strawberry/herb patch. We don't know if they're edible or not. Either way, they will have to go. We don't want them killing our plants. So far, the strawberry plants are doing okay. We've also noticed a couple bunnies checking out the garden, so we're thinking about putting some fencing around it.

The cantaloupe plants are thriving. They took a long time to germinate. They will be planted outside soon. 
The group of tomato and pepper plants have been doing well indoors. However, my roma plants didn't do so well. After transplanting them into bigger pots, they all died. We think that they got root-bound because there were sometimes 3 or 4 in a dixie cup. Because of the unpredictable weather, they stayed in those cups too long. 

The picture above shows the beginning of my second try with the romas this year. I only placed one (and sometimes two) seeds per cup. We'll probably get a mid-fall harvest, but that's okay. I just want these guys to make it! The weather is gorgeous now, so as soon as they're a bit bigger, we'll put them out.

How's your garden going? I can't wait to see things growing outside, and of course, I'll show you some pictures.:)

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