Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Very Productive Weekend

After 2 days of 80 degree weather, I decided it was time to put everything in the garden. The seedlings had been sitting outside for several days and were getting impatient with me. I transplanted tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants, and one jalapeno plant into their allotted places in the garden.
Also, N finished staking all the bean teepees down so I could plant the beans. I've read that it's better to start beans late than early, so I wanted to wait until it was quite warm. I planted lima beans, green beans, black beans, and two kinds of edamame (soybeans).

I also planted zucchini, yellow squash, and spaghetti squash (in my front garden). I did so much planting that I used almost a full yellow tub of water. Obligingly, it rained off and on all Sunday night and Monday.

I still need to transplant the flowers that I grew from seeds, and I need to do it soon. They are all getting quite impatient.

As I was putting things in, N asked me, "Isn't it a little empty?" I laughed. I must remind him of this question in July.


  1. Wow!! You'll be able to start your own farmer's market!
    I planted 48 flower seedlings on Sunday evening and was also happy for the rain. But when I checked on them this morning I found baby slugs had eaten away at least half of them!! SO MAD!!!! I sprayed with salt water and left little saucers of beer near the few that are left. Grrrr....

  2. Awww. I'm sorry about your seedlings. I know how that feels - slugs always kill my sunflowers. I think one of them is going to live this year, though! I bought some slug stuff (pellets) to sprinkle around it just in case. I've tried the beer before but I ended up going out every night and throwing the slugs in the beer by hand because I am impatient. Let me know how it works for you!

  3. J cleaned out are garbage can a few days ago and turned it over to dry. I picked it up yesterday and there was a little green-speckled slug hanging off the end. I am a bit surprised, since my backyard (and all the other yards around me as well as all the outdoor spaces) are paved. Where do they come from?

  4. I don't know, Matty. There are a lot of potted plants in your neighborhood, and strange animals, and trash cans. The biggest slugs I ever saw were on K's front steps just after dusk, eating the residue of the cat food she set out for the neighborhood strays. They were REALLY big - it must have been good cat food!