Ok... this may be a bit long but the weather has been absolutely gorgeous and from the extended forcast it looks like its here to stay.
Last year I took a different approach with growing basil. Continuing with the theme of trying new things, this year I am trying to propagate cuttings from my hydroponic plant. So far so good. I hope to have a full blog post on this after I plant this out.
I made a new garden bed on this sloping section of my yard. At the bottom near the fence I have started planting my asparagus (which have long roots and are good for soil retention). I want to use the top of the garden bed for herbs.
as Dodda Pathre in India), and curry. My plan is also to add a arp rosemary, english thyme, and egyptian walking onions (all of which can be perennials here in Zone 6).
My local nursery was selling mature FLOWERING hardy kiwi plants for $150.... that inspired me to put some more energy into getting these hardy kiwis to flower. I will get these to flower!!!
Planted out my chillis yesterday. Hopefully with this heat they will take off.
This is the other half of my chillis with two malabar spinach vines (or mayalu (मायाळू) in Marathi) growing in the back. I think the malabar spinach will like this location so much better since it has a tall trellis to grow on.
Not the best picture ever but here is my tomato lineup: Mighty grape hybrid, Sungold cherry, San Marzano, Oregon Springs, Red Rose and Kelloggs Breakfast. I am growing them in grow bags this year. Yes they will be moved, they are not going to stay this close together.
These are my Snap peas that I am growing in my keyhole garden. They need to be trained up the trellis but otherwise they seem to be doing fine.
Square food garden number one, this one has been under a floating row cover for a few weeks now. I think I can take the row cover off for good . The first row is onions, second rows is spinach, the third row has one square of kohlrabi with three squares of what I hope to be beans (I may need to reseed), and the fourth row is cucumber seedlings which are small but doing fine (because they have been under a row cover).
Here are the rest of my seedling under a a shade cloth, acclimating to sun. I'll plant out the cucumbers and melons next week. So many extra chillis and tomatoes!!! Anyone want some!
I found a cheap mexican lime plant at a local nursery. I haven't had luck keeping limes alive in the winter but let see maybe third times the charm. (yes the lemongrass is photobombing the picture)
Gotu Kola is coming back. Yes there is a lot of clover, however as I understand it clover is a good cover crop. So I am letting it stay in here, at least till the Gotu Kola takes off.