wow it's Friday again!
Busy week, time change is good for morning gardening.
Big broccoli I posted last week is getting big. Has a second plant coming up near the main plant stem, yay. Have small xplants to plant soon.
Tomatoes are doing okay. Biggest/first xplant Husky cherry has shown and had pollinated a couple of flowers - should be bitty tomatoes in a few days. Bonnie hybridy tomato growing - had to strip a bunch of leaves for fungal black spots. Will make a milk spray this wkd. Other husky cherry starting to show flowers - might flower next week. Also had to strip a few bottom branches. Killed 3 whiteflies. I think a couple of my starter seeds are ready to uppot.
Peppers are just kind of there, growing but slowly. Looks like flower buds are trying to form but it's slow going. My starter seeds are getting bigger, need to uppot.
Bok Choi is perking up nicely. Long way to go but nice to see them mostly healthy. Not much more holes on the leaves, I keep checking but not finding bugs. I'll hold off on moving more xplants for now, but need to get some icebergs in.
xplanted squashes are happy. one winter squash had leafminer - picked and dumped the leaf.
Potato is damp but not poking out of the dirt I stuck it in last week yet.
Hasn't been raining significantly for a couple of days, just some sprinkles, so I've been pickle-bucket watering from the last downpour. I hope to get and set up a rain barrel over the weekend - just open air near the back garden for watering, started with some hose water I'll let sit.
Avocado tree looks good, getting taller. I've got to pick a height (probably 8 foot) and eventually start trimming it. Mom has a HUGE pot I'd love to put him in ... we'll see.
Clementine tree is going gangbusters. I'm getting leaves atop it, as well as from the graft host ... tempted to leave that on to see what I get.
Meyer lemon not so much, but we'll see. Maybe it needs more sun than what it gets.
Carrots are doing well, I'm getting ready to start a third pot of them, maybe Danver this time.
Kale is awesome, lettuce being destroyed by leaf miners, darnit. Since so little of the lettuce and kale are popping up (mostly around the edges) because of how I had the kids seed it I may re-seed some of those pots a bit.
Strawberries are just sitting there. Moved to a sunnier spot but they're just hanging out. I think they need some fertilizer as I popped them in "used potting soil" without any food (just about everyone else except for the carrots are in "new" potting soil).
Herbs are hit or miss. Rosemary and lavender are nearly dead. Dill and cilantro suffered from over watering and possibly a fungal infection - I'll give them a few days and a milk spray. Mint and basil (basil is from 4 years ago, been volunteering all over the yard) going gang busters.
all my seedlings are doing well. Need uppot and weather protection. Maybe this weekend ... we'll see.
Also doing research to make a 'garden calendar' for some young friends hither and yon. Remote gardening and cheering them on should be itneresting. One of the house kids here doesn't like the planting part of gardening, is fine with everything else - likes looking at things growing, catching whiteflies, and thanking pollinators. I attribute a lot of it to a change in the weather and 'growing' interest in what we can eat from the yard ...
Given the projected weather for the next few weeks, I'd better get on enclosing a couple shelves of my nursery shelf for plant protection this weekend, and xplant a few things if I can find the time ....
USDA Zone 10, Sunset Zone 25, 16 feet above sea level, surrounded by chem-turfers.