Garden Update #5 – Some Winners and Some Losers

 

Chives, ready to bloom, came up from last year

Chives, ready to bloom, came up from last year

We had a relatively decent week in our garden, all kinds of things starting to sprout: swiss chard, parsley, beets, thyme and tarragon, which makes me both very happy and even more excited for spring. On the downside, because of the crazy wind we had today, and the fact that we transplanted all of our tomatoes yesterday into bigger pots, outside, not knowing that today would be windy – a deadly, tomato killing wind. We lost our 2 largest tomato plants because the wind just bent them in half. Here is one unsuspecting plant, on Saturday, before we planted it outside:

 

Our biggest tomato plant, lost to the wind forever

Our biggest tomato plant, lost to the wind forever

So as much as it pisses me off to have to do so, after nursing these guys for the last few months, I am going to have to go to the store and buy some hardier seedlings to round out the tomato garden. Thankfully we didn’t lose all the plants, so we’ll still get a from-seed crop. At this point, it’s just about pride!

 

Jalapeno peppers doing well

Jalapeno peppers doing well

The pepper plants are thriving well and they too made their way outside into their summer pots. 

The garden box is doing great so far, we’re very happy with it. Here are the residents of the box:

 

Basil

Basil

 

Beets in foreground and swiss chard in back

Beets in foreground and swiss chard in back

and the parsley, which took about a week longer than the beets and chard (and which I was starting to get skeptical about):

 

parsley just starting to peek out

parsley just starting to peek out

And after a long and productive day in the yard and around the house (and I finally learned how to drive a stick shift car) we settled in for some nice manhattans on the rocks:

 

mmm, tasty

mmm, tasty

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One Response

  1. The only thing better than seedlings in the garden box is your fancy clutch work. Quite a weekend…

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