To save my self aggravation and to support local farms and nurseries, I went
to my favorite farm stand yesterday and got my starts. Sweet Gold, black and
green cherry tomatoes and a grape tomato and 4 cucumber plants. And Ginger
Ale Huechera (yellow green flowers)....
Hopefully today will give be some time to get them in the ground. Depends on
the errands and the weather. This year I'm going to cluster them near the
top of the hill in the perennial bed so watering is easier.
The daffodils have about gone their course and the hostas all seem to have
survived the winter.
IIRC, I am south of you, and I see it is predicted to be 34F
Monday night. Therefore, I am just as happy that I haven't
planted my tomatoes yet. I will need to cart everything into the
garage, just in case it is a teeny bit colder than that.
Good luck with your babies.
On 5/17/09 7:55 PM, in article firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jean B."
Saw the severe weather alert when I loaded the local station's home page.
So, I'll be out covering up the plants tonight. I have plenty of old
blankets. My neighbor is in worse shape. She got many more plants.
Sigh. I hope your plants survive, Cheryl. I brought my numerous
pots in and decided NOT to get my other tomato plants today. My
rhubarb is out though.
The current forecast is up 1 degree to 35F here, but my specific
location tends to be colder, and I want to play it safe.
On 5/18/09 9:19 PM, in article email@example.com, "Jean B."
Can't say I blame you. It got to 34 here, no visible frost when I got up on
anything and I've taken the blankets off the plants. Everything looks great.
It's supposed to finally warm up here now. It's been very chilly for May.
we had frost on the roof, but the plants on the ground were all
i bought a lavender rose, own root & got a free replacement for my
Bishop's Castle that succumbed over the winter (i'm sure it's my
fault, but i mentioned it at Agway & they replaced it). i think own
root roses do better here though.
i have a wheelbarrow load of hostas looking for a new space... been
sitting for almost a week now. i thought the neighbor across the
street was going to come get them, but i guess he's not.
that'd be nice. my tomatoes want to go outside, along with the house
good question. old varieties. one is a solid green, medium large
leaves, purple flowers & very robust. it's happy to grow just about
anywhere i throw it, even without actually planting it. it gets
large fairly quickly (needs dividing around every 2-3 years). the
other is slower growing, varigated green & cream, also has purple
flowers. this one doesn't like wet feet apparently, as the ones i
moved to the bog died.
don't suppose i can interest you in ditch lilies too? ;)
that'd be cool. what growing conditions do they prefer? i have
some rugosa seeds i'm trying to start (from Niagra Falls).
i'm ambitiously attempting to relandscape the front yard & side
entry areas (only an acre & a half). it's going to involve a lot of
rock moving, since i'm going to make the pathways from flat rocks
(granite) & fill around them with creeping thyme & those tiny pinks
(cheddar pinks, i think?)
if i manage that, i want to pave the areas where the grill & the
clotheslines are in the same way... but i think i'd get cobbles for
the grill & clothesline areas. i expect they'd look better a tad
I dunno what it was here, because we had a late start that day.
It was 37 when I looked, but the temperature was rising rapidly at
Yesterday, I picked up my last 2 (out of a mere 3) tomato plants
being optimistic that the temperature won't be so low again. (I
need to be more diligent about saving seeds from them.) Indeed,
tomorrow will be in the 90s. Yuck.
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