Sunday, May 11, 2008

First big planting day

Garden Fever is my temptation...Yesterday I got two pepper plants (forgot to note down the names...will report on what they are in due course) and an aubergine (ditto...). I also bought a "Lemon" cucumber on the spur of the moment.

I missed the garden clear-up yesterday since it clashed with my yoga class but there has been so much work done in all/most of the gardens. It's good to see things starting to grow and all the effort that people are putting in it.

With the weather forecast promising up to 90 degrees (that's 30-something in old money) by the end of the week and no frost in sight I have decided to risk planting the tomatoes out. Today was the day I went out with Toxicfingers to get some work done.

First off was weeding which wasn't too bad. Thinned out the broccoli which seems to be doing well. Constructed a trellis for the pole beans. Planted six tomato plants (all the ones from Garden Fever plus 1 of Early Girl and Momotaro, still leaving at least 8 tomato plants at home), the peppers and aubergine, plus a few nasturtiums along the long edge of the plot. Checked on the rest of the plot - no sign yet of the collards or carrots. Chives are ok though. Perhaps it's something to do with a hard c....

Would like to get the zucchini and other plants started in pots, will do that over the next few days.

1 comment:

lesfingrestoxiques said...

that was fun and I hope I earned some tomato payoffs come autumn

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