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Unintentional Moon-cycle gardening....

Saturday, 05 May 12 Sunny 21°C / 69°F

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….or “You may be right, I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic your looking for.”

I had planned on transplanting tomatoes and basils on this weekend for a while. With all the media attention given to this weekend’s “supermoon” I looked up the lunar gardening cycles and found out it was “a good time for transplanting”. Well, good!

Down to more details, I tried trench planting for the taller tomatoes this year. As I was planting them kinda close together I alternated with direction the “trench” was pointing (one plant’s roots pointed north, next one south, then north etc) and planted them around the sides and backof the garden box. Then I snuck a few basils inside the back row where tomato root balls weren’t. More basils across the front of the box and bell peppers will go into the center once they are hardened off and ready. Started corn inside to be planted out soon. Thought about starting runner beans but it was too busy of a weekend.

I got a little worried when I saw the temperature got down to 36 the night after transplanting the tomatoes (the basils actually went in Sunday afternoon) but everyone seems to be fine.

Lastly, doing a little experiment with the tomatoes. I stripped the leaflets off of the parts that I buried, but left the petioles on. When I pull them up in the fall I’m going to try and determine if roots grew off of the petioles as well as the stems. Oh, and based on something I had seen online, the morning before transplanting them I placed all the pots on their sides so the top of the stem would start to bend up. In 10 or so hours, they had! That’s pictures 1&2. Picture 3 is sunday morning with tomatoes in and basil still in pots.

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Day 0

Tomato, Early Girl

Solanum lycopersicum

Planting Out

Mini-greenhouse (outside) garden > South Raised Bed garden freebie from McLendon’s

The Gardenhouse garden

Shed Bed garden

South Raised Bed garden

Day 75

Tomato, Speckled Roman

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 75

Tomato, Japanese Trifele

Solanum lycopersicum

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Tomato, Black Prince

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 75

Tomato, Vintage Wine

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 75

Tomato, Cherokee Purple (mutated?)

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 75

Tomato, Persimmon

Solanum lycopersicum

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Tomato, White Cherry

Solanum lycopersicum

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Tomato, Chocolate Cherry

Solanum lycopersicum

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Tomato, Sweet 100

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 75

Basil, Lemondrop

Ocimum x citriodorum

Day 62

Basil, Bush Spicy Globe

Ocimum basilicum

Day 75

Basil, Cinnamon

Ocimum basilicum

Day 75

Basil, Genovese

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil, Sweet

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil, Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil, Red Rubin

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil, Lime

Ocimum americanum

Comments

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    What a great assortment of basil! Can’t wait to see how your tomato experiments turn out!

    Posted on 07 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

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