Below are the Golden Sweet Pea seedlings and the Little Snappea Crunch seedlings hardened off and ready to be transplanted into the garden.
The Golden Sweet Pea seedlings were quite tall and leggy so decided, as an experiment, to trim about 1/3 off some of the seedlings before transplanting them into the ground. What effect would the trimming have on the growth and the yield?
The Golden Sweet Pea seedlings are the back row in the above photo. The 2 containers on the left were trimmed. All the seedlings were transplanted into the garden on 4/16/2016.
Each of the trimmed seedling sent out 3 – 4 side shoots at the base of every plant (2 seedlings with side shoots in the above photo).
The untrimmed seedlings (4 seedlings with side shoots in the above photo). remain a single stem and did not send out any side shoots.
Now I must wait to see what happens next. Will the untrimmed seedlings flower first? Shall keep you posted.
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Continuing my carrot transplanting experiment for another year. The carrot seedlings in the photo below were sown in a 6-inch deep container on 2/23/2016.
Before transplanting into the ground I trimmed off the lower section of each root.
Trimmed seedlings were very easy to transplant and all went in straight as an arrow.
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Below is a section of my potato patch hoping to find time this week to hill the plants.
This year I am growing All Blue, Adirondack Blue, Adirondack Red and Fingerlings.
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I usually plant the German White Garlic in one bed and the Duganski Garlic in another. This time I decided to plant them in the same bed for size comparison. Below photo is one of the 2 beds I planted. As you can see the plants of the German White are much more robust than the Duganski. Reason: the cloves of the German White are 2 – 3 times larger than the Duganski.
Click here to see the difference and to learn more about both varieties, about green garlic and about garlic scape.
Both the German White and the Duganski are hard neck garlic. I am looking forward to harvesting garlic scapes around the end of this month.
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Was invited to lunch and decided to surprise my friend with lettuce from my window boxes.
The heads were not huge can you believe there are 4 heads in the basket.
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First tree peony bloom for the season.
I now have a total of 16 tree peonies, still looking for a white. Click here to view part of my collection.
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