Tuesday, May 8, 2018
May Garden 2018
I´m happy to report that I have had more success with tomatoes this year - look, proper little plants! I took Nicky´s advice and bought a heat mat to help out and it seems to be helping.
I´ve had some trouble with germination from both flower seeds and herbs. You´d think herbs would germinate pretty easily, but apparently not.
I bought some onion starts, lettuces and potatoes from the farmer´s market. This week I´ll get some peas for the trellis, since the pea seeds I have didn´t impress me last year. The lettuces are marking a row of parsnip seeds and there are some bush beans at the end of the row. As it turns out, there´s a waiting list to get a vendor´s spot and a whole lot of paperwork required so that plan is on hold for the time being. After the atrocious spring weather, I´ll take this year to see how the flowers and herbs do and get some experience succession sowing and conditioning.
The new roses are putting on foliage, but some of them seem to have canker, which will have to be pruned off. It´s only affecting 2 or 3, but it hurts me to prune more off when they´re so small. The more established roses are thriving, especially with this sun and high temperatures, as are the irises.