Last night I dug my strawberries into the ground and transplanted the zucchini into bigger pots, even though they are almost big enough to go in the ground. I’m holding off for another two weeks on planting to get them past all risk of frost. Almost ALL my seeds came up, by the way, so if anyone is interested in growing lovely heirloom variety Ronde de Nice “8 Ball” zucchini, let me know ASAP so I can still transport them in yogurt cups rather than in buckets, which is what they’ll need in a couple of weeks. They’re supposed to be great for stuffing and baking or roasting (due to their unusual round shape).
I also planted some nasturtiums and maybe(?) chamomile — it was hard to tell with the chamomile, since all that came out of the seed packet was what looked like dust, but maybe that’s how they propagate??? I might just end up buying some chamomile plants, and maybe some feverfew as well, if the dust fails to work its sprouty magic.
Still haven’t dug the asparagus trench yet, and won’t be able to tonight due to class. Still need to trim the sod away from the edge of my tomato bed and till the soil. Still fighting the urge to pop $150 on mail order plants. Here is a partial of my “WANTED” list… if anyone out there has extras or could divide any of these for me, I would be very grateful and could reciprocate with peonies or hydrangeas galore. Also, as mentioned, round zucchinis and possibly white “lumina” pumpkins or “bloody butcher” corn if you have room for it, since it grows to 8 feet (the sprouts are almost two inches high now!).
Pipes’ garden wish list: SAND for my asparagus and carrot beds; – Edelweiss; – Echinacea; – Feverfew; – Cowslip; – Yucca; – Valerian; – French Tarragon; – Licorice; – Ginger; – Lemongrass; – French Marigolds; – Provence Blue Lavender; – Ferns; – Poppies
(and, for an indoor dyeing garden) Henna seeds, Indigo seeds, Madder, Woad, Dyer’s Broom