Sunday, May 12, 2013
A Quick Sunday Reading Post
While it has been dry it really hasn't been all that warm and the tomatoes and the peppers have not been very happy with the cold nights so far. I have seen this before when the ground temps haven't quite gotten up there to the liking of the warm weather plants they begin to lose some of their leaves and remain kinda stunted and have darker leaves until they get what they want.
Hopefully that won't be too far away because the daytime 60's and night time 40's is not to their liking.
Most of the tomatoes are in the ground and their trellis poles sunk and support line run. I still have the melons and cucumbers to do along with some sunflower volunteer replants and then whatever space remains will be sown directly with sunflower seeds for the birds and bees.
I hope to have the entire thing finished tomorrow afternoon after a trip into town to pick up another few metal fence posts that I use for the trellis arrangement.
The ground is yet too cold for any of the seeds to get motivated for the most part but the good news is that as of this afternoon I have six sprouts from my pole bean breeding experiment pushing out of the ground. It doesn't mean complete failure isn't still possible of course but I am infinitely better off at keeping this variety alive over where I was a week ago. At least I know some of the two year old seeds were still viable. The ones that sprouted are on a bit higher and drier part of the garden so I imagine they warmed up a bit faster than the others.
I have at least another full day to look forward to tomorrow and then a full day of mowing and freshening up the swarm traps on Tuesday before we have thunderstorms in the forecast by Wednesday.
Rush rush rush. Gotta get it done while the weather allows this time of year.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!