Well, I suppose it's about time to start documenting this year's garden. Better late than never.
Previous years' threads:
Story so far:
- Mar 24 - parsley started
- Mar 29 - peppers, microdwarf tomatoes, and basil started
- Apr 5 - bigger tomatoes and a sweet potato started
- Apr 19 - booted seedlings out of the office (toasty warm) and down to the kitchen (cooler, more space). Sweet potato stays put in the toasty office. Gradually up-potted seedlings over the next week or so as they grew up.
- Apr 24 - sweet potato has the first tiny bump of a slip. Also gave up on the parsley: it never germinated. I think it was a bad batch of seed, because I seem to remember this happening when I first bought them.
- Today: starting pumpkin, cucumber and zucchini.
Per usual, I've been starting to harden them off outside on warmer days when there's little wind. There have only been three of those so far. April weather was lousy.
- My little hardware store next door to my townhouse complex shut down back in January. I am very bummed. No more just strolling over there when I need something. I did get there during their liquidation, and scored some cheap supplies that I knew I'd need, but it was "slim pickins." Just my seed starting mix and peat plugs. Still, I'm grateful I had the opportunity to get that stuff cheap because then I got the Covid layoff on March 17... so at least I was ready to go and didn't have to spend any more money.
- I thought I saved seeds from all of my heirloom plants, but I have no San Marzano tomato seeds!! I don't know what happened; obviously I forgot, or I thought I already did them... Crap.