Monday, March 20, 2017

It's a Mystery

I was cleaning up some things in the greenhouse, and a came across a yogurt container. I pulled off the lid and found this:

A cup or so of bench sweepings – dirt and seeds and composty-bits – and a note that says, “Plant me!” and a tag reading “Bench.”

I felt a little like Alice down the rabbit hole.

But I though it was worthwhile. So I planted it.

I have a vague memory of sweeping up after a session dehydrating peppers. I suspect that this is that. 

So I suspect that what sprouts – if anything – may be a variety of festive peppers.

This could be entertaining.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mid March in the Garden

A bunch of stuff going on in the garden today. Only dry day in weeks, and NOAA tells us to expect a very wet week.

I planted some radishes.

OK, nice, but they're the only seeds I have, for the 2012 gardening year. I don't have my hopes up.

The cover is to keep the birds from eating the seed.

I cut back the mugwort and the wormwood.

A number of the branches I cut back of the wormwood had leaves sprouting. So we'll see if we can sprout these into plants.

I've had a tray of leek starts since last fall. Planted a row of those.

Most of the asparagus is out.

I've been letting the asparagus starts tell me when they need to go out. When they have stalks at least 4 or 5 inches high and they're seriously root-bound, it's time to go out.

Tomato cages and trellises are in place. They won't have tomatoes for around two more months. But tomatoes benefit from having some garlic growing among them, and I wanted to get the garlic in. So the cages and trellises are in place.

And since it's such a beautiful day (and not likely to be again for a week or three), I mowed the back yard.

OK, I admit: I mostly vacuumed the back yard. But I got the yard cleaned up some. I think we'll make use of this yard this year.