Viewing beesomg's Garden Diary: 6/24/10
Tuesday, June 29, 2010-more alpine strawberry seeds started germinating
-planted blue sage and marshmallow root seeds in peat pots
-cut off pillbug infested beefsteak tomatoes
-established rod stand for Jersey Giant asparagus and beefsteak tomatoes
-pruned soot fungus leaves from cherry tomato crops(sprayed afterwards)
-Pruned topped lemon basil began sprouting new leaves.
-found squash fruit growing under leaves
-yellow doll melon seeds started sprouting
-removed dead Easter Lily leaves to track snails
-planted bean seeds for nitrogen fixation
Saturday, June 26, 2010
6/26/10Today, I trimmed my sweet pea vines that I've had growing for two years now.
I collected the dried sweet pea pods and most of the flowers in bloom were of a red and white whole colors. I guess most of the vines that were supposed to bloom color-veined flowers died.
I also trimmed my lemon basil plant.
The lupine pods are drying and the gourds are growing. They're so soft as silk.
The jiffy capillary bed system failed. Compared to watering the peat disks by themselves, roots get tangled under the capillary bed. Because roots and root hairs are the "head" of the plant, most of my seedlings died from being removed all too suddenly. A top from a round tin can acts as a better moisture collector due to the following: there are no pores for roots to delve under and acts as a low thermal conductor.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
First journal and herbaceous data entry.From here on out, this journal is going to be dedicated to self-reference notes on tracking plant growth, classifying content of plants, and other conditions.
-Annatto tree seeds barely geminated.
-Planted sweet corn seeds to complement the snowpeas and squash(three sisters myth)
-Due to the variety of bargain crop seeds growing, I disposed of the foxglove seeds in peat pots and disks. Crop seeds could possibly absorb the alkaloid water. But, I guess I could have taken a hint from the inside pattern of the "glove." It's similar to other poisonous organisms such as the blue ringed octopus. Source http://whatscookingamerica.net/Information/Foxglove.htm .
-new red flowers on anemone(from the 99 cents store)
- crystal lobelias blooming
-viola seeds germinated from previous transplanted viola
-planted strawberry spinach seeds
-Some transplanted borage survived...Borage is next to the strawberry sequoia plant(endosymbiotic).
-Blue flax bloomed
-Gourd fruits developing
-butterfly peas growing smoothly in plant so far