The last two weeks have been spent planting the rest of our purchased potted plants, and starting some of our own seeds. The best part about starting from seed is to watch them grow- obsessively. I know, a watched pot doesn't boil, etc, etc, but watching seeds grow into plants is just amazing!
We started some seeds of corn, sunflowers, yellow beans, and scalloped squash. The tomatoes and padron peppers along with the Marconi, and Purple Beauty peppers have been started indoors in the Jiffy "green house" with my heating pad under it. So far only the Padrons have been sprouting.
Our never ending rainbow swiss chard. It made me chuckle when Richard Louv talked about the summer of the chard at his talk. I was all too familiar with this one.
Giving away some tomato seedlings to the neighbors and taking some over to a friend's house for our "guerrilla gardening".
Here's a list of what's growing: (this is mostly for myself as well)
Hero of Lockinge - heirloom melon
Amarillo de Oro - heirloom melon
Butternut squash- heirloom and regular
Naples squash - heirloom
Yellow crooked neck squash
yellow sweet corn
purple inca corn
yellow butter beans
purple beauty- egplant
2 other heirloom egplats
A variety of peppers
herbs-rosemary, parsley, sage, cilanto, dill, lemon balm, catnip, thyme
chocolate mint, mojito mint, and spearmint
Tomatoes: All heirloom seeds from tomato fest
Still in seedling