My Mom harvested these Tomatoes (probably Rutger’s Select), Figs and the last Two Lemon Cucumber.
My Masdevallia Orchids in the hanging wooden pots I made are doing quite well. I replaced the string from the two of the pots where hanging on with much stronger galvanized wire.
The flowers of the Masd. Huayna Picchu and Masd. Ruby Slippers ‘Baby’ continue to bloom…
I see a new Masd. Huayna Picchu flower spike forming. It’s interesting how many tiny spots there are on the flower and the flower spike.
I took dead leaves off Masd. Red Panda, but I noticed that it has new growth.
Told my Mom that as one of my Orchid flower matures, the bottom petals cross over. She replied, “just like what I do in my exercises.”
I divided the Dragon Fruit Cactus and potted it up into a larger terra cotta pot. Hopefully, it’ll continue to grow larger.
I noticed that the Euphorbia platyclada has tiny little dark yellow blooms, which are not noticable until you really look at it closely.
On the opposite end, the Rebutia krainziana is putting up very noticeable yellow blooms. This is the second round of blooms for this cactus this year.
I noticed that the two Japanese Long Purple Eggplants both have fruits. One has three and the other just one… but they both continue to have flowers, even though they are still just about a foot tall. I hope they grow taller.
I planted two more Coleus pots today. In one pot that I found the Plectranthus argentatus ‘Longwood Silver’ in, I planted a big dark maroon leafed Coleus with no name.
In another pot, I planted:
– Coleus ‘Sedona’
– Coleus ‘Electric Lime’
– Coleus ‘Mariposa’
For some reason, some of the leaves on the Tomato ‘Rutger’s Select’ are burning from the sun, but the other Tomatoes next to it are fine. I hope that they’ll be okay and just keep growing.
I harvested some seeds from a plant I purchased from Annie’s Annuals, but I can’t remember what it is called… something Tips… I’ll have to look it up…
This evening after work, I planted even more vegetables in Veggie Bed #2:
– 1 Pepper ‘Emerald Giant’ – 1 square
– 4 Pepper (Mini Sweet Red) – 4 plants in 1 square
– 1 Tomato ’Rutger’s Select’ – 1 square
Here’s a Tweet from @myfolia: omg! We’re the staff pick on the Apple mobile web apps directory! www.apple.com/webapps/utilities/foliagardentracker.html
The Tricolor Pole Beans are getting bigger and starting to climb. I planted them into 4 squares in the east side of SFG Veggie Bed #1. (4 plants per square foot)
I planted several vegetables in Veggie Bed #2:
– 2 Purple Potato – 1 square each
– 2 Tomato ‘Rutger’s Select’ – 1 square each
– 2 Tomato ‘Beefsteak’ – 1 square each
– 4 Pepper (Mini Sweet Orange) – 4 plants in one square
– 1 Pepper ‘Golden Marconi’ – 1 square
[photo to come]
Here’s a tip from @PAllenSmith: Protect corn from critters by placing a paper bag over each ear. Secure bag w/ rubber band. Remove bag once the corn is ripe.
12:40am Statice Rainbow Mix is sprouting… #
12:50am I can see leaves emerging from the three Hippeastrums bulbs that overwintered outside. #
12:55am Forgot to post about some new sproutings:
Sunday 3/14 Black from Tula and Rutger-Select Tomatoes;
Monday 3/15 Beefsteak Tomato #
1:00am New sproutings:
Tues 3/18 African Orange Eggplant;
Wed 3/17 Red Bell Pepper and Easter Eggplant #
1:02am I was checking the seedlings outside and noticed that the Whirligig Zinnia sprouts was gone. I think I may need to plant more of those… #
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… #