Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

  • 28 Jul 2015
    been saving seeds all day

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    25 Jul 2015
    It cleared for a while towards evening. I did chose a good time to transplant plants in Boat, they are all looking good and the weather could not have been more helpful. Between the extravaganza of the Scherherazade lilies and the swathe of gorge...

    Hemerocallis ' Voodoo Dancer' Blooming, 2. Porch garden , Lily 'Black Beauty' , Dahlia ...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
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    26 Jul 2015
    Chilly this evening at 13C; after the very hot May, June and beginning of July, the current weather feels like Fall. No-one is tired of summer yet! News has it that El Nino has not arrived here yet and when it does arrive later this year it will b...

    Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , and...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F
  • 28 Jul 2015
    Garden seems to be doing okay. I’m a little worried that I’m over-watering in an effort to relieve the heat. Hope it starts cooling down soon. There were a few yellow leaves on the bottom of the bean seedlings. The white flies seem to ...

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    29 Jul 2015
    Picking ‘Purple Teepee’ dwarf bean again today, some for supper and the rest to freeze. Tomatoes are coming in faster now – always coincides with my going away unfortunately. DS2 will continue to pick and store them in my fridge...

    Bramley Cooking Apple Fruiting, Runner Bean 'Polestar' Setting Fruit, Tomato 'Silvery F...

    Mostly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
  • 26 Jul 2015
    Today was great. My first day to really do some planting in the new garden. I prepared yesterday by tilling and weeding. The existing plants are full of white flies, so my first challenge will be to get those under control. I started with a trip t...

    Backyard Vegetable garden

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    26 Jul 2015
    Using the five inch net cups with grow bag inserts to capture runners from the strawberries in the one gallon root pouches. Made clips from 14 gauge wire to hold the runner down in the soil. Sub-irrigating the net cups in a shallow reservoir close...

    Strawberry, Honeoye, June Bearing Transplanted

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
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    25 Jul 2015
    A half-inch of steady rain plus heavy showers. I am enjoying the small, subtly coloured flowers of two of the succulents. The Harworthia has two stems at least a foot long, reaching towards the window and unfortunately in the way of the cat’...

    Echeveria Blooming, Harworthia Blooming, Hoya , Phalaenopsis Twin Little Pink Blooming,...

    Squals 18°C / 64°F
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    26 Jul 2015
    Another day of showers and threatened showers. We have had almost an inch of rain in the last couple of days – all good! The two rain buckets were full, one went to Hydrangea Brussels Lace, the other to Forsythia Fiesta and to the roses at t...

    Lily Black Beauty Blooming, Berberis 'Concorde' , Rosa Westerland , Hybrid Oriental Lil...

    Overcast 21°C / 70°F