I transplanted strawberries yesterday to their permanent home and 6 paper pots of peas under my pea trellis. Today we're having the first decent rainfall in about 2 months - yippee for the rain, but it means I'll wait until tomorrow to plant anything else.
I'm in a short-term rental at the moment without a car at my disposal, so my gardening is limited to chard and carrots in containers. I'm currently in Chile and it is fall here, so I went with cold-tolerant veggies.
I put them in 2 weeks ago or so and they're sprouting! I may be posting pix to that "cowards" thread at some point because I am Not Great with containers!
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Today, I'm transplanting leeks, basil, and a couple of varieties of peppers into their summer homes. I'm trying the leeks in a big pot this year, in hopes that it makes blanching easier.
As soon as the Moon inches over into Taurus I'll be sowing my next round of seedlings to start up indoors under lights: cukes, acorn squash, more chard (so much chard!) along with chamomile, a couple varieties of thyme, a few bee plants (agastache, calamintha, nepeta, calendula) as well as a few purely ornamentals like phlox and begonias.
Today I am enjoying a well deserved beer in my work-at-home-due-to-Covid-situation.
Later in the year (from June on, winter here in Chile), I'll be planting the 50 native tree seedlings our condo hands out to every land buyer. They do this as a reforestation measure. These are all local, authoctonous and draught resistant species that only exists in Chile - we have a serious diversity here. Will interplant some mediterranean fruittrees as well.
Moved a few flower bulbs coming back to a new spot, Liatris Spicata bulbs mostly, that I split last year. There are some lambs ear and Grape Hyacinth(Unsure what species, found it growing wild last year and moved it), along with a Salvia Argentea plant that overwintered last year. Starting a few perennial and annual flowers in that spot to encourage more types of insects and maybe birds will feed on seeds?
Rattlesnake pole beans to climb up feild corn.
Blue Lake bush beans.
Phew. We got it all in an hour before the storm hit us too!
Yesterday was watermelons, two kinds of pumpkins and cantaloupes. Today I put in my sweet potato slips. And then I went nuts and ordered more berry plants and fruit trees: blueberries (4, 1 each of different varieties), white currants, red currants and jostaberries (2 each), one paw paw, two different loquat varieties, a kiwi and a pomegranate. And a couple catalpas.
Tomorrow gonna try to get my plum tomatoes transplanted out. Storm front on the way though.
Today was sweet potatoes, a few tomatoes, some squash, & some cucumbers. Divided some comfrey. Tomorrow will be more sweet potatoes. Intended to transplant some small trees & make some elderberry cuttings but ran out of time. Oh, I planted 4 young chickens into the main coop today. Does that count?
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In the veggie bed Crenshaw melons, cantaloupe, basil, dahlias, bachelor buttons, and marigolds. In the hugel of mystery its getting the poor plants I started and some how no longer have an identity, so some kind of tomato, some kind of melon I think, and some kind of squash. It will be a mystery until the plants start to produce. I also re potted some tomato.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” — Abraham Lincoln
I transplanted peppers, sweet potato slips, and a few tomatoes yesterday. Heavy rain and winds today, so I protected them with some branches and cut-off milk jugs. Had to stop when I ran out of jugs, so the rest of the tomatoes will be planted in a few days.
Filled in and planted the two 6 x 24 foot fenced garden areas next to house day before yesterday. I planted, snow peas, sweet peas, chard, icicle radishes, leeks, cabbage and fox glove in that area.
I am currently putting together some planter boxes around the trees in the yard and after I fill those with soil I will be planting more cabbage, leeks, peas, cauliflower, bok choy and iceberg lettuce. I needed some other areas to plant in as the areas left in the garden need to be left open for my melons and other warm weather crops that I want to put in there.
After getting all the cold weather plants in it is time to finish up the garden area for melons and then move to my hugelkulture for my squash, zucchini and pumpkins to be planted around the end of next month.
Hopefully all the cold weather crops I have planted in the main garden develop quickly enough that I can come back end of next month beginning of June and get my corn planted in behind them.