Saturday, April 21, 2012

Plantlings on the Porch

Last night I got an e-mail from the community garden organizer that the plots have been plowed and they're marking them out today!! I can't wait to get over there and start on the fencing and layout. Now only if this cold  I have would go away. The Plants on the front porch are also ready to go to the plot. Some are getting pretty big.

The lighting set up and temperature in the basement of this house must be better than in my last house. The plants grew so quickly. I guess I shouldn't complain about that, but next year I'll plant them a couple weeks later. 

In the picture above you can see how large the tomatillos are. 
The pot that looks empty is cilantro (I'm also starting some indoors.)
The rectangular herb pot has basil and sage in it, and the small plants in the front are two dwarf blueberry bushes that were just delivered.

These are some of the of the tomato plants:

I have 20 Roma plants, 2 Black Krim, 3 Principle Borghese, 2 Better Bush. I think I can fit all of the Romas in the plot and the others will go into containers and a new bed at the house.

The ground cherries are doing very well. They were tiny, tiny seedlings that took a long time to grow. But now they look healthy and ready to plant. 

There are some flowers forming. I'm not sure if I should pinch them off or leave them.

Flowers are starting to form on the chives:

More lettuce is ready to be planted, but I'm going to wait until after the weekend. We're expecting heavy rain and then a cold snap.

I couldn't be happier with the marigolds, they will go over to the plot when its ready to plant.

Here are the pansies that I started inside from seed. They look healthy but not much blooming is going on. These will definitely be started earlier next year!

And just as I was about to go check on the plants this morning look who showed up on the porch, he was perched just above my seedlings:

I have no idea what he's eating, but at least it's not green!

I'm so happy to be getting rain, we haven't had many "April showers" this year and the plants could use a drink.


  1. very nice seedlings! love how big your tomato plants are getting too, and i'd go ahead and plant lettuces before rain gets here - they'll benefit from rain and cold weather as it will lessen the shock of transplanting.

    1. Hmmm maybe I'll sneak the lettuce into the garden in the morning if it's not raining. They keep pushing back when the major part of the storm will hit.

  2. We have the same porch railing!

    Anywho, your plants look amazing. If I were you, I would be going outside everyday and just smell those tomato plants. Nothing smells more like summer to me.