I've dabbled with starts and seeds and honestly- both work great. In starts from the garden center, you get a plant ready to go- and sometimes when a seed is hard to start, or impossible to get, or the plant in question is sterile and propagated by division, you can't just buy a packet. But … Continue reading Summer Squash round up! (with a special appearance by a mini acorn squash)
Otherwise known as: Too Many Cucurbits. This all started last month, but it's ongoing and wonderful. We had a wet early April/late March. Most of the seedlings in the greenhouse were happy to be shielded from the deluge, and I was happy for our cities water table. The few plants that were already out were … Continue reading The greenhouse starts to pay off!
I put one 4 inch squash plant in a large plastic grow pot earlier this spring. Oh my. I'm getting nearly a squash a day or every other day now, which is a really glorious situation to find oneself in. But we're approaching the zucchini event horizon- when the plant gets mega-unwieldy very quickly and … Continue reading A Zucchini tree in the making
My dinky little romanesco that ended up in a temp pot is actually producing. Here's the little sucker. So he's now in a better place. His final pot placement is an ongoing question as I move things around, but hopefully in a big pot I won't have to worry so much. But seriously- it's like … Continue reading Right on time- Zucchini madness
And not being an idiot about it like last time. So I did have a half bag of seed starting soil and a spare seed starting tray so I thought I'd see if I can start some more seeds. Two types of heirloom winter squash, some of my fancy cilantro, my favorite cucumbers, some fancy … Continue reading Starting some April seeds