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VEGGIE GARDEN REPORT MAY 11, 2014   Leave a comment

 

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It looks like I lost the radishes. I went through the whole pot and not a single ‘growth’. I brought the squash pot in and thinned it out just as I did the string beans and peas.

I am hoping the string beans will grow bigger but even if they don’t I will put them in some recipe. I am giving them another week or two. If you look closer in the middle of the peas picture you will see some forming. I had always peas grew on a vine but obviously there are different kind of peas that grow different ways. There were a lot of ‘brown strings’ that I cut out giving the remaining stems room to breathe.

I know the pot for the squash is pretty small so I may have to ‘thin’ it out more but I am hoping to see some growth.

By the way the picture of the gladiolas in my Mother’s Day post are the ones I grew in a pot but of the bulbs this is the only one that has produced so far–I’m waiting for the others! I think Mother Nature decided this one would grow to salute all mothers!!

Posted May 11, 2014 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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TIME TO PLANT, REAP, SOW, HARVEST   Leave a comment

#1  For over 9 years I have kept plants on the walkway outside my door which is out of every one’s way–if we have high wind or hurricane warnings I bring them all into my apartment (which ain’t easy for an old man LOL)—we got  notice in the beginning of February that HUD was going to make an inspection so all of a sudden there was a mad rush to ‘follow the rules’ which meant nothing, not plants, chairs, gnomes, NOTHING on walkways under the threat of being kicked out–we are talking about 70, 80 and 90 year old people here folks–OMG! You would think we were living in a condo!  As you can see in the top left picture–the ‘today’ scene–I cleared my part of the walkway but little pots are appearing again!

#2 I discovered “aqua beads’ in the Dollar Tree store and bought enough for all my plants–they are beads that are re-hydrated with water. Over weeks they slowly lose water through evaporation and as plants drink the water. This re-hydrated process can be repeated many times. You can also get them in color adding a little pizazz.

#3 Usually mid February The Dollar Tree store gets packets of various flower and vegetable, bags of various soil, all kinds of saucers–and I go crazy!!! Heck, the packets are 4 for a dollar or big $2.99 boxes for a dollar so I bought an assortment but—stupid me—the first batch I planted I threw out the covers so I have no idea what will pop up.

#6 The first planting on March 10

#4  The same on March 20

#5  The seeds I planted today consisting of marigolds, beets and radishes

#7 Put them on the walkway with the others.

Right now—forgot to post them–I have a pot on my sill of marigolds that have buds showing–will wait until they flower and post them.

This whole seed to bloom really amazes me–can’t wait for my first radish!!!

Posted March 24, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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FULL MOON MAY 5, 2012 & SPRING FLOWERS COMING UP   Leave a comment

This was the best I could do with my camera

 

 

 

 

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Every Spring the Dollar Tree store have seed packets, usually 4 for a $1, potting soil, yes a bag for a dollar and various pots for a $1 each and saucers at the same price—surprise!!!! No?

In any case every Spring I hit the Dollar Tree and stock up on all the above and wait patiently for flowers to grow all around the apartment on all the sills. This is after a week to 10 days–will keep you updated as the days go by.


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Posted May 6, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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AND THE AVOCADO TREE KEEPS ON GROWING   Leave a comment

MARCH 2, 2012


MARCH 20, 2012

 


MARCH 31

 


MAY 2, 2012

YOU CAN’T SEE IT BUT I CUT BACK THE ONE ON THE LEFT TO SEE IF IT WILL BE FULLER–WILL KEEP YOU POSTED

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LOVE THE SIGHTS AT GATEWAY :o)

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“THE SMALLEST HOPE

IS ENOUGH TO CAUSE

THE BIRTH OF LOVE.”

HENRI B. STANDHAL

(FROM MARIA’S CARDS)

Posted May 6, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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