Well here's my list of tomatoes and peppers for this year. They are all planted in pots (yogurt cups, lol) and sprouting out now with a couple exceptions. I over-wintered one plant of chili pequin, everything else was seeded last week. Tomatoes: German, Kellog's Breakfast, Stupice, Black Krim, Delicious, and one hybrid, Park's Whopper. Peppers: Ghost pepper, Jigsaw (supposed to be more variegated than Fish)and Bailey's chili pequin. I put 3-4 seeds in each pot, will weed them down to the best 2, then give away any left-overs after I've planted the best looking one in my containers. I plan to have a bush cuke or 2, onions from sets and whatever else I can squeeze in. I hope you all have a Happy gardening year in 2013!
It's starting to show signs of spring here, well sorta. 20F at night but the Bradford pears are swelling their blossom buds. Daffodils are blooming here and there but NOT in my yard yet. That reminds me I put out a bag of tulip bulbs last fall, I need to get out there to check on their progress.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2013 16:33:00 GMT -6 by mogarden
Today or very soon I will have to get out the scissors and cut off some of my seedlings, leaving 2 or 3 at the most in each pot. Sometimes a pinch of seeds has a dozen, sometimes less I guess. I only need one healthy plant of each variety when I set them outside in April, gees that's next month! Come on spring, can't get here soon enough for me.
Well last nite I noticed my tomato plants all too dry...this after watering them yesterday morning, wth? Turns out GF has relocated a fan so it moves drier air thru that area. I moved it back. Today was the appointed day to pot-up to red solo cups anyway. I watered everything again and hope I have enough cups. I have soil mix enough. The city sewer folks that were going to install pipes in "a month or so" back in September are just now turning the corner at the end of my street. It's barely over a month now till I will be wanting to plant out the tomatoes in their containers for the summer. If they will FINISH the dern pipe and re-grade the yard I can have the containers close by the back door. I'm getting weaker all along, don't want to have plants I can't walk to. By the door I can tend them even using the walker. We'll see how it goes I guess. Wish me luck
Well I got the solo cups yesterday and made holes in the bottoms but then ran outta energy so I'm going now to pot-up the tomatoes while I have my morning spurt of energy. The rest of the household is beginning to stir, or I would done it 2 hrs ago. Hope I can get a picture when I'm done.
I'm done with the tomatoes, the peppers will wait a day er two. Now I have to move all my blocks, paperback books, empty jars etc that I use to get the plants up under the lights. I can't climb up any more. As the plants grow, I'll take out my spacers....
Today is March 15th, so one month left before I can set my tomato plants out, whoopeee! Now I just want to keep them alive, don't need them to be 2 ft tall or anything. 71 deg here today but that's an unusual high temp, windy of course. March.
For nearly an hour I have been wrestling with the "new" photobucket but I think I have managed to copy a link. These are the first blooms on my pequin plant. It's ready to set outside after a little hardening and a couple more weeks go by...
Thanks Phil. I noticed last week a few buds, now it's just eat up with them! I'm getting the pheeling spring may be a little late here. I don't like that idea but it's still too cool and windy....maybe there'll be a big turnaround in the next 2-3 weeks.
Well it's after 3 pm here. That means it's less than 9 hours until APRIL! I can't believe it. I have done nothing at all to my containers outside, need to re-work the soil in each one. Got a couple new totes to replace the sun-damaged ones, hope that is enough. One of these days I will drag a chair and the oxygen bottle out and get my helper to make a start on things. All the stuff I've done so far is just start the plants inside and pot them up once. I have 2 healthy plants (knock on wood) of each tomato variety so one to plant out and one to replace it or give away, whatever. Need to get to the Farmer's CO-OP and get a few onion sets.