I got a little bit of gardening done this weekend. I went through the cell packs I planted in the late fall and got rid of the pots which failed to grow seedlings. I found some Mushrooms in some.
There were Celtuce that surprisingly survived, so I planted those into a large Daiso pot.
I also pulled a lot of weeds near Veggie Beds 1 and 2 and pick off damaged and dead leaves from plants.
As I was weeding I noticed that there was another volunteer Litchi Tomatoes, making the total to three plants now. They are also starting to form flower buds. These are sure strong plants… or maybe they like cooler weather. I’ll have to pot these up into a large container and give Litchi Tomatoes another try.
Around the beds, volunteer Calendulas and Daffodils are blooming.
I even caught the first Spring Starflower to bloom, which means there are about 100 more to come.
Also starting to bloom are some fruit trees, including the two unknown Asian Plums, the grafted Inca Plum and surprisingly a very very early grafted Anna Apple. I’ll have to start grafting Plums next weekend.
After having a great Father’s Day with a big BBQ lunch for my brother… then a short nap… I work in the garden a bit.
I’m slowly cleaning up the Square Foot Beds and this evening I started collecting seeds from the dried up volunteer Wild Calendula plants so I can cut them down to make room for new plants. There were quite a few seeds and I’m sure several dropped before I got to collect them… but those will form the plants for next year.
As I was cutting the Wild Calendula, my Mom started cutting down the bolting Beets in a nearby square. These Beets are actually pretty old–they were planted May 2008… and I don’t have the heart to chop them down completely. I’ll just let them grow and pick off the young leave to use for greens… though I’m debating weather to move them or just let them stay at there current location.
I noticed that the volunteer Cerinthes are already dropping seeds…
I picked my first Plum fruit from the tree next to the sink. It’s not completely ripe but still good… sweet with a little tartness. Yumm!