Friday, April 3, 2009

The Garden Is Growing

This morning I noticed how much the tomatoes have grown. There are small to medium tomatoes everywhere and they look the best they have ever looked! I'm always on the lookout for horn worms. Haven't seen any so far. Thank heaven! Last week I did a foliar spray of fish emulsion on everything. I have noticed a little difference. I think everything definately needs it again. One of my pepper plants is nitrogen depleted. I need to do something about that today. Despite that, one of the plants has 2 peppers on it, which is wonderful. I found 2 small grasshoppers today, and relocated them to heaven, since a couple of years ago I didn't do that and learned the hard way that they LOVE cucumbers. I lost all the plants. So, needless to say, that is not going to happen again.

I did have to replant okra today as only about 50 percent of the seeds ended up germinating. I don't have real good luck with okra. I need to do some research into that. The seeds look so much like sweet pea seeds and maybe they would do better if I would soak them overnite.

Other seeds that were planted today were: lettuce, sunflower, nasturtium, pumpkin, lemon balm, black-eyed susan vine and carrot. This was done in an effort to stagger the maturity rate of the plants, or in other words, so I can have plants continuing to mature and not all at the same time. What is the word for that? My brain just can't remember it this am.

Loving the SFG method, though. I do have a few squares empty for some more of something in a few weeks.

Yesterday, my hubby and I made a day trip to Sedona, AZ to pick up some wonderful tiles from Sid Dickens, which has absolutely nothing to do with gardening. However, the store where we were purchasing these at, had some other wonderful items, which were gardening things. The store is called, Hummingbird House, and is located in what used to be the very first market store in Sedona. They have restored it and carry gardening items as well as other home decor things as well. I happened to pick up a wonderful green iron tripod garden trellis with a cute little bird on the top. I love it!

I also picked up a beautiful little mexican redbud in a 5 gallon size at the Ace Hardware on the edge of Sedona. I've been looking for one of these for several years now and excited to get it into the ground.

Sounds like I have my work cut out for me in the garden for the next week or so, especially since I noticed the weeds are enjoying the weather as much as the everything else in the garden.

[caption id="attachment_104" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="A new addition to the entrance of the garden."]A new addition to the entrance of the garden.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_105" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Tomatoes"]Tomatoes[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_106" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Pepper plant"]Pepper plant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_107" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="The iron tripod trellis from Hummingbird House."]The iron tripod trellis from Hummingbird House.[/caption]


  1. Your garden looks awesome! I love the plants in the pot near the garden! :)

  2. Looking at your tomatos and peppers is like looking at the future! It's still too cold for my tomatos to bloom so I'll have to look at yours until mine are ready.
    Great garden.

  3. I love your blog! I was googling SFG and found you and am thrilled. I have always been a flower freak in the garden never planting food. But last year I started with veggies and love it. I love all your information and most of all how darling you have made your garden area! I am so jealous of your chicken coop. I wish I had one but this house (and husband) will not allow it. So I'll live through you and yours! Thanks for all your great info.

  4. nice blog
    thank you for usefull info.

  5. I absolutely love hummingbirds themselves. I suggest building a specific hummingbird house for your garden as it's such a great way to enjoy watching this beautiful bird and would be a great addition to your already beautiful garden.