Viewing sunnyg's Garden Diary: seeds and plant additions 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
started chile de agua and commelina sleeping beautyI started a tray of half commelina and half chile de agua today. The chile pod was a tad moldy, so I don't know if these seeds are even viable or if they will contaminate the commelina. I haven't a clue about commelina sleeping beauty, but thought it sounded neat at
The tray is on a heat mat in the spare bedroom, so we'll see how that works out. The "low" setting on my heating pad worked quite well last year, but my hew heating pad's "low" is pretty hot...I finally broke down and got a proper mat this afternoon.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
exactly where am I going to plant all these sunflower seeds?peach passion:
my sungold tomatoes also came in this shipment:
the packet of 250 autumn beauty sunflower seeds that was on backorder from swallowtail seeds showed up too...too late to include in my seed care package for A's family.
Sunday, March 9, 2008It’s one week later, and pretty much all of the chile de agua and commelina seeds have germinated successfully. I saw signs of life two days after I started them…wow, that heat mat works well.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
latest garden additionsBought and planted the following bulbs yesterday:
1) 1 curcuma ‘thai supreme’
2) 1 pleione formosa
3) 3 triteleia laxa ‘royal blue’
I have one other curcuma that I picked up in a grocery store last year because I thought it looked “cool,” but the others…well, I just liked the pretty pics on the packages ;-)
Bought at half moon bay nursery today:
1) 1 hedychium coronarium ‘white butterfly’ flowering ginger
2) 1 silene diocia 2 (aka Melandrium rubrum) [HYPERLINK@www.anniesannuals.com]
3) 1 alstroemeria ‘purple shades’
4) 1 alstroemeria ‘dwarf fuchsia’
Friday, March 14, 2008Joey’s package arrived yesterday…how exciting! I planted one ginger cutting in the ground, and one in a pot. [HYPERLINK@davesgarden.com]
I started the fish pepper seeds along with some Jimmy Nardello’s frying peppers last night, and they are hanging out in the spare bedroom next to the preying mantis egg case. This is good, as I really do need to remember to check that egg case on a daily basis.
The chile de aqua and commelina that I started a little under two weeks ago have already grown roots out of the bottom of their little pellets, and I need to find somewhere to transplant them asap. Yikes!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
lightThe peppers and the preying mantis egg case got some new company in the spare bedroom today. OSH is having a “we pay the sales tax” weekend, and we finally got some lights for the babies. Up until this point I have just been sticking them in the big patch of sun in the master bedroom, and turning them a bunch.
The people at OSH were very friendly. I wheeled the cart up to the check stand, and the first thing cashier said to me was “you must have gotten away with something good, look at that big smile.” LOL. I guess my excitement was evident. The cashier, and another cashier next to him asked what the lights and additional seed starting supplies were for, and I was only too happy to explain. A. rigged a little stand out of some folding trays and other assorted odds and ends he had tucked away in the garage. We are now off to start the sungold tomatoes and the rest of the peppers…YIPEEEEEEE!!!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008Here are the chile de aqua and commelina starts. I started them almost two weeks ago. The light bulbs are about an inch and a half away from the plants. I’ve never started seeds using shoplights before reading about them here on DG, and I’m excited to see how it works.
The sungold tomatoes are planted and on the heat mat. I already have a headache, and being in the same room with those fluorescent lights is painful. I am really glad we have a spare bedroom to grow stuff in.
Monday, March 17, 2008
plants from yesterdays trip tp Annie's AnnualsChilean Monkey Flower
Mimulus naiandinus 'Berro Rosado'
Venus' Looking Glass
Blue Diamond Impatiens
Cup and Saucer Vine
Bridal Bouquet or Creeping Gloxinia
Not on Annie’s website
Not on Annie’s website
Limnanthes douglasii ssp. Rosea
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
here's the scoop for todaySungold tomatoes are all up and under the grow lights
Fish peppers and Jimmy Nardellos are showing signs of life…I will leave them on the heat mat tonight, and stick them under the lights tomorrow
Chile de agua seedlings are starting to get their first true leaves, and need transplanting asap
started Topepo Rosso //rareseeds.com/seeds/Peppers-Sweet/Topepo-Rosso and
Red Cheese Pepper //rareseeds.com/seeds/Peppers-Sweet/Red-Cheese-Pepper
It appears that I’ve ordered a few more plants/bulbs online this morning…oops ;-)
Friday, March 21, 2008I finally transplanted the chile de agua starts yesterday. They are well into developing their first set of true leaves. A wants me to start more chile de agua seeds for his dad, so that will happen either later tonight or tomorrow.
Monday, March 24, 2008I bought a couple calibrachoa noa ultra purple and one dream kisses deep red on Saturday. They looked really pretty next to the pond last year. They are supposed to be hardy in this zone, but for some reason I have a hard time keeping these guys alive. There is one from last year that made it but shows no sign of blooming, and the other two died early last fall. They were on sale this past Sat. though, so I couldn’t resist trying again.
I still need to sow more chile de agua seeds. The seedlings are all looking great, but no sign of germination on the Topepo Rosso or the Red Cheese Pepper.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
chile de aguaI started another 20 chile de agua seeds for A’s dad tonight. I also “murdered” the excess seedlings in each little plug in the original batch. I hate the murdering part. Here are the original chile de agua plants…they actually look like chile plants now!
Sunday, March 30, 2008Transplanted the tomatoes on Sat. and they are really taking off now. The chile de agua are looking great too. I still need to start the rest of the chile de agua seed for A’s dad, but the last batch of 20 finally germinated, and will go under the lights tomorrow. The topepo rosso and red cheese peppers having finally started to come up as well. I desperately need to transplant the fish and jimmy nardello peppers tomorrow…there are roots coming out everywhere.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
sungold toms, chile de agua, fish pepper, jimmy nardellos...and my monkey slippers
Saturday, April 5, 2008Bought at Regan’s:
Black Stem Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
For the pond. We will try and keep it at a manageable size in a small pot as long as possible. I love the look of this plant, and just couldn’t help myself when I saw it.
Varigated Jacob’s Ladder
Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'
Bought at Lumberman’s last weekend:
Papaver somniferum 'Drama Queen'
Bulbs were on sale, so bought
Bletilla striata (4 bulbs)
Tritonia mixed (10 bulbs)
The nun’s orchid arrived a couple of days ago. It’s in a temp pot as I still need to figure out where to put it. [HYPERLINK@davesgarden.com]
I started a couple of pride of gibraltar cerinthe major atropurpurea seeds (Renee’s Garden), and they have germinated. //www.reneesgarden.com/seeds/packpg/flowers/cerinthe.htm
The seedlings are all doing well with the exception of the topepo rosso and red cheese peppers in that one tray. Most of the seeds are finally germinating, but that little tray makes the entire room smell moldy and musty. I’m not so sure what to do about them at this point.
My heirloom bulbs are in SV (dahlias and tuberoses?), and my vine order also shipped last week.
Okay….no more plant orders and no more nursery trips. This is getting out of control!!!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008Received today:
Variegated Inch Plant Callisia repens 'Bianca'
Fraser Island Creeper Tecomanthe hillii
Thunbergia grandiflora 'Variegata'
Old House Gardens order:
Tuberoses were sold out
Clair de Lune
Okay, these were the last of the online purchases….that’s it, whew. Now, where do I plant all this stuff? It is supposed to get into the mid 40’s tonight and tomorrow night, so everything is inside for now.
A couple of baby pepper plants died suddenly. They didn’t even have their first true leaves yet, and I am now worried about damping off. I decided to let the sweet peppers that were getting musty and not germinating just dry out and die. I guess I am just a big meanie.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
got into trouble at the nursery again today…fuchsia ‘golden marinka’
coleus ‘kong red’
salvia officinalis ‘tricolor’
heuchera ‘silver scrolls’
clematis viticella ‘venosa violacea’
clematis viticella ‘polish spirit’
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
TWL co-op order1 Pamela @ $5.95
1 Panama Pacific @ $6.95 each
1 Jack Wood @ $7.95 each
1 Albert Greenburg @ $6.95 each
1 Islamorando @ $6.95 each