The 1st bouquet of sweet peas was harvested this weekend to enjoy in the kitchen while preparing Easter dinner. These were planted so late, December 12, 2010, that I really didn’t have much hope that anything would come of my meager effort. The seed packet describes this variety as a single and bicolor tall heirloom. A bean support used last summer for beans remained to support the sweet peas. Once they have faded, beans will be planted for a late season harvest. The success of the sweet peas is more than I had hoped for.
Lavender – Lavendula Angustifolia
On September 23, 2010, seeds of lavender from Burpee were sown with hopes of a quick germination. After more than a month I gave up hope and forgot (kinda) about another failure in the garden. This weekend I notices a few signs of success along the corn bed. There is hope that the garden will have more lavender to enjoy.
A visit to the Farmers’ Market this weekend was fruitful. I returned with three new Bell Peppers – Red Beauty, Red Marconi, and Super Heavyweight. The Tomato Lady unveiled some of the peppers she has been germinating for here weekend business. My hands were full of produce bags and a puppy lead; so I let the Tomato Lady’s daughter select three different varieties of bells for me to try. Oh, she tried to educate me on these varieties; but I was distracted with all the shoppers wanting to pet Ajax. My hope is that these peppers will be abundant and be used to stuff and grill.
The pea patch was cleaned out this weekend to make way for tomato transplants. A few carrots and onions will remain until they mature. In the meantime, the soil will be amended, deep holes dug, and a variety of tomatoes will take up residence until the fall. I’m using the same method as last summer for plant supports. Stringing. The strings will run vertically and I’ll wrap the plants upward around the twine as they grow taller. This post has an example of what the supports look like when they are full of tomatoes. Hopes are high that this year’s tomato varieties will flourish.
I think I'm in love with that journal! And my favorite month is October.
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