What’s in the garden now?

Today, I took the soaker hoses out of the shed that we got from Harbor Freight last year, and wound them through the garden to be able to water the garden without over head sprinkling, and getting the leaves wet. This will allow us to water the garden without wasting a lot to evaporation. Watering early in the morning, or later in the evening will also prevent wasted water from too much evaporation.

This is the soaker hose, with landscape fabric stakes to keep in place.
It is now placed among the plants, including the salad garden pictured here.

Another thing my husband helped me to do, since last writing, was to transplant some tomato seedlings. I had five pots of Roma tomato’s that I had planted some seeds in. I thought I only put two seeds in each pot, and I was going to cut out one of them if they both sprouted, but this pot had eight seeds sprout, and I just didn’t have the heart to cut out seven, to only leave one. How the pot got so many seeds planted in it I don’t know. I thought I was being careful, but I guess being surprised with extra children happens, even to the best of us! This happened with more than one pot too, as you can see here.

These are Roma tomato seedlings.

I had three pots I started with Roma seeds to use for canning, and two I started with Sweetie for a red cherry type. We will see how many I really get when I am done transplanting. I also have four others I bought as one gallon transplants. Two Early Girl for slicing, one Sweet 100, and one Yellow Gold. They are much bigger. I wonder if the ones I started from seed will get big enough by the end of the season to have a crop, or if I started them too late.

This one is the Sun Gold. You can see the soaker hose.

I decided to set a trap in the salad garden for the slugs, which love to eat holes in my spinach, and lettuce. I put a board in the garden among them, and in the morning I looked under it, and have found a few slugs that way.

The Doublefile Viburnum is in full bloom right now, and my granddaughter just loves getting her picture with it. I planted it in honor of my mother’s mother who loved gardening.

I am also listening to the “Thriving Farmer Summit” which has a lot of information that will be helpful when I can get started with making a market garden. I am so looking forward to when we are moved to our property, and I can get started. I know I will miss this place too, as we have been here 25 years this month, and have made a lot of memories.

Bye for now,

Grandma

Published by Grandma

I have a certificate in horticulture, and am a master gardener with my county extension agency. I also spin yarn from fiber, knit, crochet, sew, and cross stitch, as well as cook, bake, and preserve foods using freezing, canning, and pickling methods.

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