One of my favorite reminders that Winter is over and warmer days are on their way.....hopefully.
Apr 16, 2013
Tomatoes are almost done being potted up. The last of the sprouted varieties will get transplanted for the first time tomorrow. The newly germinated will probably take another two weeks before they get potted up. Then it will be another week or two beyond that before the weather is right for hardening and finding their homes in the garden. This year, so far, 12 out of 16 varieties of tomatoes have germinated. One more is trying. So for the remaining 3 I have resown new varieties just in case. I want to post the varieties here but I honestly can't remember them all, plus I feel like I am jinxing things by naming them before they actually make it to the garden....so I think I will hold off until later and then do a 'Look Who Made the Garden' posting. On a side note, some of my Peppers have had a second potting up already , boy they are going to be huge. Not the Jolokias though, they will most likely take two seasons before they give any pods. My son is going to be disappointed about that for certain but there is no rushing Mother Nature.
Mar 21, 2013
So,the Spring has finally sprung. Of course it is snowing at the moment, but it is Spring never the Less. My peppers have germinated and been mostly potted up. And today we sowed tomato and eggplant seeds....hoosah!! Summer is on it's way!!! I should knock on wood here though, as last time we talked about Spring coming, two days later we had the snow storm of a lifetime and my little corner of the world got 33 inches in under 24 hours. 33 INCHES!! Can you imagine waking up to that, we had to dig the street out by hand...but hopefully there will be no more of that this year. Please Mother Nature, just 12 months of normal, that's all I'm asking....for now. Okay, so I will update with my sproutings as they happen. Good Growing!
Feb 5, 2013
So here we are, slogging thru the dead of Winter, and Spring seems like it is a million miles away. Sadly, tomatoes would then be a billion miles away...heavy sigh. So, it's been a long while since we've talked. I have definitely been horrible about keeping up here. Last years tomato crop being decimated by opposums didn't help that case any either. As excited as I was to have fantastic germination, and a great grow out, and tons of tomatoes set, those nasty, naked tailed, razor teeth monsters stole my thunder. And after several days of standing in my garden sobbing my heart out at the loss of my largest green fruit, we fnally discovered that those nasty opossums were the culprits. So we completely chicken wired.in the garden and salvaged a small portion of the season. But by that time I was in no mood.to talk about it. Then Autumn arrived...and along with that came Hurricane Sandy. Halloween was postponed for a week. Along comes November 7th, our new Halloween day and what do we have here....the first snow storm of the season. So here I sit, hoping for a "normal" season in 2013. Not a stellar season, not even a great season...just a normal, non rodentful, non hurricaney, run of the mill normal. Come on Spring!!! P.S. Computer is acting wonky, so I am posting from my cell phone. This is why there are some weird typos and awkward punctuations. My phone is just not compatible with this site. Please forgive :-D