I sowed a few seeds:
– Kale ‘Dinosaur’
– Kale ‘White Russian’
– Kale ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’
– Bok Choi ‘Joi Choi’
– Mustard ‘Miike Purple Giant’
– Swiss Chard ‘Bright LIghts’
– Swiss Chard ‘Fordhook Giant’
12:45pm I’ll be planting alot soon and almost out of blank plant labels, so I’m erasing (they were written with pencil) used ones to be reused… #
4:06pm Tulips and my Mom’s Azaleas are blooming the the back yard… #
4:19pm Borage, Osteospermum and Snapdragon are blooming… #
4:28pm Comice Pear graft, Asian Pear near sink and Persimmons are starting to open its buds… European Plum near veggie bed is starting to bloom… #
4:31pm Envy, Fruit Smoothie and (Seeds from 2005) Zinnias are sprouting… #<
5:39pm Sowing 3 types of Tomatoes: Black from Tula, Beefsteak and Rutger-Select… #
5:43pm Sowing various Peppers: Emerald Giant, Golden Marconi, Red Bell, Carmagnila Rossa (G3), Sweet Mini Red, Sweet Mini Orange and Thai Dragon… #
5:49pm Sowed other Nighshades: Easter Eggplant, African Orange Eggplant, Congo Trinidad Pepper, Datura Golden Queen and Datura Purple Queen… #
5:54pm Almost forgot to sow the Scarlet Chinese Eggplant (G2) seeds… #
6:36pm My Mom is top dressing her hanging tuberous Begonia with compost… They are starting to sprout… #
6:46pm Sowed some flowers in cell-packs outside: Tithonia Torch, Moonflower, Cleome Rose Queen and Cleome Four Queen… #
6:46pm Sowed even more flowers in cell-packs outside: Orange Butterfly Flower, Blue Flax, Statice Rainbow Mix and Coreopsis Plains Bicolor… #
6:47pm Sowed Strawflower Dwarf Mixed Colors in milk carton container… #
6:50pm Sowed 4 veggies into cell-packs outside: Misome, Miike Purple Giant Mustard, Marvel of Four Seasons Lettuce and Broccoli Raab… #
6:51pm Kiwis, Figs and Pomegranates are starting to leaf out… #
6:54pm It’s been a busy day in the garden and it’s now dark… I would stay out longer to sow more seeds, but the mosquitos are annoying me!… #
10:35pm I noticed that the Sugar Cane now has a second sprout. The first one is about 3 inches now… #
After making those newspaper pots, I planted some Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce, Correnta Hybrid Spinach, Lemon Basil and Miike Purple Giant Japanese Mustard.
I planted some William Guinness Columbine over a month ago and didn’t think the seeds germinated, so gave up on them… When I was looking for a place to put the newly planted seeds, I discovered 2 Columbine seedlings that sprouted plus another mystery plant. So I made 3 more newspaper pots and planted these 3 seedlings into them.
The Tendergreen Bush Beans are starting to sprout and they are just breaking ground. The newspaper mulch is really helping in keeping the ground from drying.
I didn’t do any gardening on Friday because I took 3 of my friends out to sushi (yumm!!!) for their birthdays… They all have birthdays within a one week period and they live together.
I spent the night at my friends and later went to the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery (see previous entry)
I was surprised to see that the Tendergreen Bush Beans that were just breaking ground on Thursday have 2 sets of leaves. Damn! they grew fast!
I also noticed that the bed without the newspaper bed were dry to about 1/2 inch, but the mulched ones were not, so I shredded more newspaper and mulched almost all my vegetables. I think this will help a lot.
Ready to harvest: Peas, White Icicle Radishes, 1 Eggplant, 4 Pepperocini Peppers, 2 Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers