Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beautiful Saturday and Garden Preparation

Our latest rainy period tapered off to beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures on Saturday. We took full advantage of the nice weather to work in the garden because more wet weather is expected to roll in early in the week.

Some tomatoes and peppers spent their first hours outside hardening off under the protection of a patio umbrella. It was pretty breezy so they endured some abuse before I shuffled them back inside to the safety of the seed starting area in the basement. 

Tomatoes spending some time outside.

Peppers too!

Other happenings in the garden: 

Squash and Melon Bed Cultivated and Plotted Out


Trellis Erected


Soaker Hoses Laid


New growth was acknowledged:


Carrots

Peas and Snow Peas

Red Baron Onions Growing from Sets


Harvests were had (but you'll have to wait until Harvest Monday's to see).

13 comments:

  1. You've been a busy bee! Everything is looking great as a result of all your hard work. I'd hire you ;-)

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  2. So much happening in your garden. It looks like you will have a promising harvest in atleast three months' time. The only new growth in my garden is fennel. Everything else has been potted in appropriate size containers.

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    1. It is hard to believe that in a few weeks everything will be transplanted or seeded in the garden. It the weather stays consistent, I may begin a little early.

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  3. Your starts look so healthy-nice job on those. Everythings looking goood!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! As usual, there are some that are not as advanced, but they always seem to catch up.

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  4. I've heard some wind is beneficial to young stems. Everything looks beautiful. What a lovely anticipatory sight.

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    1. Yes, the tomatoes and peppers are ready for some abuse. No more pampering. Time to toughen up.

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  5. Your peppers and tomatoes look great! Those peppers look super green and healthy. Mine are looking a little pale compared to yours. I am glad your rain finally stopped and headed down to me. It rained all night last night down here. A nice slow soaking rain!

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    1. I am glad you finally received some much needed rain. A nice slow soaking rain will do wonders for your garden. I bet it will just pop this week. I feed the seedlings with diluted fish emulsion when they begin to look like they need a boost. Right now they are really enjoying the sun.

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  6. I need to learn how to make my garden weedless like yours. Mine is getting over grown with weeds really quick and I really don't have the time to weed it properly. Maybe I'll put some plastic down between the rows to help. Yours is looking great so far!

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    1. Greg, plastic solar mulch not only keeps the weeds down, but the dark color helps warm the soil which is greatly needed for growing heat lovers when gardening in Maine. I also mulch with straw or hay to keep the weeds down and hold in moisture.

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  7. Your peppers look fantastic! Mine are still fairly small.

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    1. Mike, most of the peppers are doing really well and have grown a lot since spending some time outside. I had difficulty germinating some seeds and these are a bit smaller. I hope they will catch up.

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