Finally was able to spend a couple of days in the garden. Tidied up the garden beds, spread compost on some of the beds (not enough for the entire garden).
Need to find time this week to turn over the soil and incorporate the compost.
No harvest yet, but garlic greens are a few inches tall (no photo, forgot to bring camera to the garden). Pretty soon I can start harvesting garlic greens, hopefully in a week or 2, if the weather stays warm.
As luck would have it, when I walked past the chayote display at the food market a few days ago I noticed one of the chayote sprouting. Had to buy it.
Sprouting chayote (the dark green spot is the sprout)
Will cover most of the chayote with potting mix leaving the sprout exposed.
May not get any fruit (chayote is a tropical plant and I am in zone 5 or is it now zone 6?) But again I may, the chayote has sprouted and today is April 1.
Some of you may recall my side-by-side experiment with cocoplugs and pro-mix. Click here and scroll down.
Ping Tung eggplants seedlings. Left, cocoplugs; right, pro-mix
The above is the results after 30 days.
Repotted the seedlings in the pro-mix
(Tossed out the ones in the cocoplugs, ending this experiment.)
Dave (Dave’s SFG) had commented on my 3/18/13 post (click here and scroll down) that he had similar experience last year and suggested I get the seedlings out of the cocoplugs and into another starting medium.
Since I had more eggplant seedlings than I needed, out of curiosity, decided to keep everything as is for a while longer. Dave was correct, the seedlings in the cocoplugs remained stunted.
First of my happy spring flowers
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