Here's my 2015 thread.
- I just cooked up one of my butternut squashes in early April! I was worried it would be half-rotten, but it was fantastic. I guess it helps that we don't heat the room it was in; it was about 50F and dry in there for most of the winter.
- I have some of that squash in the freezer, as well as some tomato sauce still. Awesome haul for such a small space and limited effort.
- After preparing the hot peppers to be brought inside for the winter, I basically forgot about them. I'm still bummed.
So obviously, I'm no better at record keeping. Heh. It's May and I've barely posted here. I'll try to play catch-up here:
- started tomatoes - Brandywine, Rutgers, Bush Beef and Red Robin. The latter is a little cherry tomato that I thought I'd try in a hanging basket.
- peppers: Early CalWonder and Mini Orange Bell. Only the ECW did well. The MOB just germinated this week. I think I screwed up by having it in my window, which was probably too cold. Next year, I'll have to keep them all in a warmer spot. I ran out of space, is the thing.
- jicama. It's growing well so far. I don't think my growing season is long enough for big tubers like the ones I see in grocery stores, but we'll see. No harm giving it a shot.
That was taken April 6. Note my creative lighting solution: my therapy light for seasonal affective disorder. LOL. They were getting leggy already; it's tough to keep tiny seedlings close enough to the light.
About a week later (I think): planted kohlrabi, spinach, turnips, radishes, and lettuce outside. Then, winter came back to kick us in the butt for a couple of weeks. They've germinated, but not much else. Very disappointing compared to last year. I had black plastic over that part of the garden, but snow and frigid temps are snow and frigid temps.
I thinned the seedlings and up-potted a few of the leggy tomatoes around April 18.
The indoor starts as of Apr 26:
They've since outgrown that tomato box and they're now in a giant Rubbermaid tub.
Another project I took on this past weekend: I live near a small hardware store, and back in January, they had dumped a bunch of patio stones in their parking lot. I walk by them every day on my way to work. Some of them were damaged, but most were good enough for a cute albeit cheesy, hippy kind of wall to turn my garden into a bit of a raised bed.
Next steps: go to aforementioned hardware store for some compost, and put garbage bags over my buckets that will be housing the tomatoes and peppers.