Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by razyrsharpe, Jan 20, 2014.
Spector--I sent you a PM about the splitting.
Well, I live out on ten acres, so my yard is plenty big. But the ferns need some TLC when they are babies and we are in the middle of end days out here in California, between the fires and the heat. My house is currently part living quarters, part aviary (tending to a sick chicken), and part greenhouse!! One of these days, I will save up and buy a real greenhouse and all these super diva plants can move out! My problem is that I like exotic plants, so I have a large number of them that won't survive outside, because they need special environments. Or they survive outside fine part of the year, but have to be babied through certain seasons.
Thank you, Sjoerd, I got your PM and responded!
I transplanted some more eggplants into the garden today. Started some Paulownia seeds. My hibiscus acetosella seeds have almost all sprouted (woo hoo!!), so I will be letting them get a little bigger, then giving each of them its own home in the form of a one gallon nursery pot. By spring, I should have a nice crop of them. I ordered some sphagnum moss, so I can transplant a bunch of my carnivorous plants prior to winter.
At 8:00 this morning we received a load of crushed rock on our driveway. Then for the next 3 hours my husband, son and I shoveled, dug and leveled the 3x20 foot area.
Afterward, my son and husband placed 5 large potted roses onto the crushed rocks. It looks great and so glad we got it done.
Finally got the succulents (mostly Haworthia) repotted!! I was debating waiting for a bit, because I wanted to get a better soil mix, rather than the commercial cactus mix I had, but I am glad I didn't, because the poor little things were BADLY in need of new space!
Got your PM, Spec.
Good luck with that.
We had storms again early this morning. The thunder woke me up at 3. Today was the first day back at work. The students come back next week. I'm a little nervous because everything is virtual and not just spur of the moment virtual like last spring.
Anyway... I've been cutting zucchini pretty much daily. My tomatoes are getting ripe, finally!
Not much else is going on, just trainings and last minute getting ready. So if you don't see me as much, this is why.
Oh! I did plant my parsnips, then went out the next morning and something had dug all over in the dirt! I don't know if any made it or not.
Repotted the mango trees yesterday. Today, I will repot the avocado. I have some willow cuttings in water and I am hoping they will root. I have a habit of using plants as souvenirs, and these cuttings are from a willow tree that I brought with me from my last house. I planted the willow 10+ years ago, and I have heard that willows are not long-lived, so it would be nice to keep it going in terms of its progeny.
No garden work, but we slung the summer honey. That was lots of fun, as always.
I don't like doing that when its rainy, but the forecast is not good...so to work it was,
Just waiting on hurricane Laura to do what she has in mind. Category 4 right now and sort of heading this way. Most weather prognosticators have it moving towards Dallas but making a sharp right turn and heading east away from us. But hurricanes (like tornadoes) do not always do what mere mortals think they will or should do but the odds on this one are leaning heavily on the side of the hurricane realizing where she is headed and deciding that she does not want us to have any rain at all (why break the drought we are in) and will just up and take the rain somewhere else.
A Category 4 means sustained winds around 130+ mph ...basically the 2nd highest hurricane classification. ;And I should add that once it hits land it should start lessening in strength.
My gardens really need rain but I think Mother Nature misinterpreted my request ....I guess I should have been a bit more specific.
Toni we are east of yo and we are on the outside edge ! had 3/4 inch earlier today ! Nada this evening yet !
No rain here at all....some clouds earlier but they just hung around, playing a joke on me then left.
A recent picture of some vegetables.
I watered this morning. I will be harvesting beans again.
We harvested toms for saucing and Swiss Chard for freezing-in.
The evening was just as busy as the day's work...and hotter!
I also placed the slung honey frames back in the bees to let them lick them dry of the honey residue.
We are working on our terrace, again. A heavy rainfall caused the bricks to collapse near the house. It was because we didn't have a backstop put in when we enlarged our kitchen....I mean a backstop for the bricks in the terrace.
I don't have a picture of the collapsed brick section, but here are some pics of our attempt at repair. Keep in mind the project is far from done.
Can you see the wood? That's our new backstop. 8" deep by 2" wide. Pressure treated so it should last.
See the wire in front? That's another story. We have a visiting ground hog who has been gobbling up my phlox, rudbeckias and veggies that I have in pots on the back stoop. Whenever I see him, I run out like a crazy woman and he ducks under the crawlspace there. We actually have 2 other crawl space under 2 decks.
Groundhogs LOVE to dig their tunnels under crawlspaces and they can undermine the foundations. SO, we are gradually adding wire fencing to fence him out. Hardee-har-har ( that's supposed to be the sound of a pirate having evil thoughts). We are hoping it will work.
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