This past week the weather was warm/hot (yesterday was 87°F) and beautiful, spring has finally arrived, plants are happy and growing, flowers blooming all around, just lovely.
Garage-overwintered fig tree is leafing out and looking good. Time to start hardening off.
My garage faces west and gets sun from early afternoon to sunset. To avoid having to wheel the fig tree in and out daily, I wheeled it, instead, to the front of the garage (leaving the garage door open during the day and closing it after the sun goes down) where it will remain until hardened off.
For the time being the car has lost it garage privilege and will be spending its time on the driveway until May 1 when the fig trees are ready to remain outdoors.
Behind the large fig tree is a small multi-trunk fig tree that I started 2 years ago. Am curious to see if there is any difference in fruit production between a single-trunk tree and a multi-trunk tree.
As you can see from the above photo I am also hardening off the other seedlings.
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At the end of last year’s growing season, as an experiment, I brought in the container ginger and placed it in the basement to overwinter. The leaves gradually fell off, but I continued to keep the potting mix moist.
Forgot to note the date, but there is now a knob of ginger poking through the potting mix (photo below), I am guessing pretty soon the knob will begin to sprout, shall keep you updated.
Was tempted to poke under the potting mix to see what is growing underground but decided to wait awhile.
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Also overwintered the container Taro (aka Eddo, Coco) in the basement (another experiment), it too survived and sent out leaves.
The small leaf on the right is from a baby Eddo. Wondering how big the “mama” tuber is.
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Container garlic (click on link and scroll down) all sprouted.
Garlic plants are loving the warm days, took off and is now a whopping 8 inches tall, looking healthy and happy, nice.
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Had a busy week, started to tidy up and mulch perennial beds, ready veggie containers for planting, bumped up celeriac, tomatoes and pepper seedlings, still much to do. Need to start cleaning and readying the veggie beds, more seeding, etc., busy days ahead.
Spring is such a beautiful time of the year, hope you are all having a gorgeous spring!
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