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Planting out and potting up

03 Apr 2011
Overcast 18°C / 64°F

Last weekend (I’m writing this on 4/10), was a busy one! I’m still catching up on logging things I did then.

I pick just about the worst time to set out these peppers. For two of the three days after they were planted out, winds were steadily gusting at 20-30 miles per hour, and night time temperatures dropped down into the 40’s. They made it through, though! I already had 4 peppers in the vegetable garden; these 5 went into the corner of a perennial bed in the front yard. (Photo #1)

Photos #2 and #3 are Helianthus dug up and given to me by a local gardening friend. She said that they’ll grow to 6-8 feet tall, and can handle moist soil – after I prepare a bed for them, I’m going to transplant these in a west-facing wet spot by the house, in the front/side yard.

I went on a bit of a perennial herb buying spree at Sea Island Savory Herbs – they had some neat ones!


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