Yea, had perfect gardening weather on Friday (cloudy with some sun, warm and calm) and I was feeling good. Spent some time in the garden (first time this year) and got quite a bit done in one day.
Transplanted my snap pea seedlings into the garden. Just in time as the seedlings in the cell pack started to show signs of decline.
For once, my timing was perfect. Got the seedlings into the ground Friday afternoon it rained overnight, was partly cloudy on Saturday and rained in the late afternoon. All the seedlings are happy (no sign of transplant shock) and am sure will grow well.
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Also removed the leaf mulch from the strawberry bed and fertilized. There was no need to reset any plants as there was no heaving. (Due to the long cold winter the ground stayed frozen the whole winter, there was no thawing and freezing and therefore no heaving.)
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Garlic growing well. They too got fertilized.
There are 2 plants growing together on the left, one will be removed and used in cooking
Garlic greens are special spring treat
Will be pulling (and enjoying) every other garlic plant from the rows to allow the remaining plants sufficient room to grow and develop large garlic heads.
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While removing the leaf mulch from a bed, I came upon the following:
Did not get around to cleaning and turning over the chicory bed last fall and just covered the bed with leaves to avoid erosion. Imagine my excitement when I removed the leaves and saw 6 chicory plants growing from the stumps left in the ground last fall! First time this has happened. Anxious to see how these plants will grow, may be they will form baby chicories.
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My container grown fig tree that overwintered in the garage is now leafing out. These tender leaves are very sensitive to strong direct sunlight and must be gradually hardened off to avoid shock.
I started hardening off the plant at the beginning of last week. By mid week it should be fully adjusted to the outdoor environment and I will no longer need to wheel the container in and out of the garage.
The newly emerged leaves are pale green but as they are gradually exposed to sun light they will darken.
The fig in the right photo will not mature.
The spring crop usually falls off but a new crop will follow soon.
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