I think this is going to be the last of the list for this year. I'm not going to hold my breath that the others are going to germinate, but they'll get to sit and wait for a couple of weeks before I completely give up.
Since last post:
Cherokee Chocolate Chocolate Stripe Costoluto Genovese Coyote Great White Italian Tree Kosovo Marglobe Marlowe Charleston Mr Stripey Nepal Old Brooks Old German Omar's Lebanese Opalka Paul Robeson Pink Ruffled Polish Red Zebra Roma Ruby Gold Silvery Fir Tree Speckled Roman Super Snow White Tigrovy
Hopefully, the rain will stop and I'll be able to start my squishes and corn and melons. Woohoo!
Spring is here! For the past three days, all we've had is rain. It's great, since we've been in a drought for so long, but I wanna go out and play in the dirt! This is putting a bit of a cramp in my style, and I've had a few babies damp off.
My cherry tree is in bloom, and the pink 'snow' is piled up next to puddles. The petals look so lovely blowing across the yard.
And a picture of the cherry cuddled with one of my Japanese maples. I wish the forsythia would have held onto its blooms longer this year. That would have made a lovely combination.
I've been obsessively checking my babies for germination, and I've got a few heads popping up. I'm very, very behind this year and just finished my tomato sowing a few days ago, so the list will get longer. So far, here's what's up and leafing:
Amish Paste Azoycha Big Rainbow Black Prince Black from Tula Black Sea Man Brandywine Caspian Pink Cour di Bue Dinner Plate Early Glee Esther's Cherry Fuzzy Peach Green Bell Pepper Green Zebra Hank Heinz 1439 Kellogg's Breakfast Marianna's Peace Schimmieg Stuffer Supper Beefsteak Transparent Yellow White Wonder Yellow Brandywine Zapotec Pleated
I also have a handful of eggplant and pepper varieties that are going strong, but I don't have that list entered yet. I haven't started my corn, squashes, or gourds yet.
I have an illness. A serious, tomato bourne illness. I can't wait for shredded Jerusalem artichoke, chopped tomato, fresh basil, and parmesan salad! Spring is here and the madness has begun.
A chunk of catnip. Every year I get to dig up the new plants that pop around the 'mother' plant and send them to cat lovers around the country. This chunk is already potted up and ready to go wild in a pot or in your garden.
I woke up to a bunch of different messages this morning letting me know that my Jewels of Opar seeds have been entered into Etsy's Spring Equinox poll! I'm very excited about this and many thanks to Etsy admin for considering my items.
After Sunday's 3" snow of the year, I think we can say that Spring is officially here. Things are starting to come to life, and my list of tasks is longer and longer. I've got seeds out of my ears and little plants everywhere. So much work to be done!
We've still got a lot more work to do on the new Tomato Plantation, but it looks like we're approved for a water meter on the lot! We haven't gotten the permit yet, so I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.