Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shiso Flowers

Two years ago, I planted sweet William in my large window planter.  I transplanted some of the plants that grew, and left the big planter in the garden over the (2013-2014) winter. Most of the sweet William died that winter.  While the … Continue reading

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Peppers Are Up!

The ‘yellow banana’ pepper seedlings were the first to emerge yesterday, but now the ‘Takiis Ace’ and jalapeno peppers are starting to come up too. I planted these seeds on March 14th, with the early tomatoes, which have been growing … Continue reading

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Early Tomatoes Are Up!

Three of the four tomato seeds I planted a week ago have germinated.  I don’t expect 100% germination, and three should be enough for one group of tomatoes. Even though I am providing ten hours of overhead light each day, the … Continue reading

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The Garden in Snow

A snowstorm on the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of spring?  Yes, and it also happens to be nearing the end of the high school basketball playoffs, both girls’ and boys’, which was a good predictor of snow … Continue reading

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Garden Cleanup and Rabbits

Since the snow is mostly gone, I thought I’d get started on cleaning up the garden today; that is, removing last year’s plants and making the various structures ready for this year. I started on garden bed number four, which … Continue reading

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Planting Peppers, Eggplant, and Early Tomatoes

Pi (π) day seemed like a good day to officially start the gardening season by planting the first vegetable seeds.  As usual, I planted seeds for my early tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.  I prepared for this last week by cleaning the … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Flower

The pot of snapdragons that I moved to my office last fall haven’t been doing too well, partly because of the aphids.  During the summer, they were growing near some morning glory vines, so a lot of seeds fell into their pot. … Continue reading

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