Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another Year

So I still have some holdovers from last year, notably garlic, leeks, and onions. Then I planted peas at the end of March - sadly only a few have come up. I blame the varmints. I may plant another wave and see if it's more successful. And the short-lived but always spicy/oniony chive blossoms.

Started a number of peppers and tomatoes in the basement under fluorescent lights. The full list -

  • Amish Paste
  • Black Krim
  • Red Cherry, Large Fruited
  • Black Cherry
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Tigerella
  • Sungold

  • Anaheim
  • Jalapeno
  • Hungarian Wax
  • Pepporcini
  • Habanero
  • Cayenne
  • Serrano
The starter setup.
Gooseberries and Elderberries seem to have survived the winter well. One of the elderberry plants looks like last year's growth is dead, but there is new growth springing up that looks very happy.

It's still well before the last frost date (mid May) but the weather has been warm, and I took a chance and transplanted some tomatoes and basil outside. If it gets killed by frost there are plenty of replacement seedlings waiting in line. The tomatoes are in buckets that were freecycled from work (they used to contain hard-boiled eggs). The basil is in old 2 liter soda bottles.

Left to right Sungold (2), Black Cherry (2), Red Cherry, Large-Fruited

Sweet Basil
Lots of cleanup work to do the next few weeks in the garden.