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what no I totally didn't crop that last pic weird in order to block out the empty sad unplanted part of the garden I have no idea what you're talking about
second pic- first alpine strawberry bloom of the year!! I've got like 20 more babies inside to add to these year-old ones but they're going to need more growing time, they're still too baby to be outside.
third pic- my garlic bed!! as far as I can tell they just... didn't go dormant over the winter for some reason? so they're way bigger than they should be right now but I'm hardly complaining!!
other stuff happening in the garden today that I just didn't get pictures of/there was no way to get actually decent looking pics of include me finally planting my potatoes, planting sweet peas, the actual edible peas all deciding to germinate (finally aaa I was getting worried!!), some sprouts that are probably lettuce germinating, the red clover I sowed as a cover crop sending up sprouts everywhere, and sowing a little border of poppy seeds along the back of the fence we have protecting the peas :D
it was 80 degrees outside today and I spent almost all of it outside wearing flip-flops it was wonderful
(also still camping out here from a while back are lavender, celery, some mint that will 100% be planted only in pots that leave no possible chance of escape.)
second and third are my lovely little micro toms!! (also starring a dead leaf I need to get rid of oops) they're like 4-5 inches tall, blooming all over the place, and starting to set tiny tomatoes!! I love this variety asdfghjkl they don't make much but they're so cute :D
bromeliad / neorgelia inkwell
also the apple tree seedling's been moved up a pot size, lemon trees are now in actual containers instead of makeshift ones from water bottles, and the roselle, hollyhocks, peanuts and thyme are absent from these pictures because they're currently battling pests and I'm trying to keep the invasion from spreading.
O' tomato goddess @crownedwithwisteria please help diagnose what's wrong with this baby :(
okay so usually when my tomatoes aren't growing well the problem's normally in the soil. since they've gone purple, I want to say there might be a phosphorus/potassium deficiency there?
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personally speaking, I'd try to transplant the seedlings into fresh soil and give them one good dose of diluted fish emulsion, maybe moving their growing location if possible, because they're def. lacking something, esp. if they were planted back in january and they're still baby like this.
if you do try transplanting/fish emulsion you can also spray some diluted fish emulsion on the leaves to try and help them green up, but even just transplanting and moving the plants somewhere warmer might make a difference! it would probably take a week or so to kick in after transplanting to tell, though.
if you can only pick one to do, though, I'd do the fish emulsion at the very least- looking at them, I really, really want to say that they're missing out on nutrients, since they're not crowded, it looks like your soil is deep enough, and I don't see any signs of pests anywhere on the leaves. the fish emulsion will give them a good dose of overall nutrients to work with and it should kick in pretty fast compared to other fertilizers. it's nasty-smelling stuff, but it works!
they don't look dead, just like they're having a rough time of it! if you try everything and none of it helps, let me know, I'll go a-hunting for any other possibilities!
I've got ~8 & 1/2 active flats going, got my hands on some maybe-dead but maybe-alive bleeding hearts crowns and planted them, and also finally got out into the garden with my early-season seeds and planted several patches of peas, radishes lettuce, spinach, borage, carrots, nasturtiums, a few bachelor's buttons, some chamomile, a little bit of chickweed, and some forget-me-nots! and tossed a lil bit of crimson clover around as an experiment :D
hopefully they'll all come up, some of the seeds are on the older side so, as always, I continue to fret lol. I still need to find a little place to plant my poppy seeds!! I got this really pretty heirloom mix called mother-of-pearl and I really really hope I can get them to germinate!! :D
I'm not going to go overkill on the tomatoes this year, I tell myself
I've learned my lesson, I say, tipping a few more old seeds into the tray just in case
I know how to have restraint now, I declare, completely failing to show any restraint at all by sticking five fresh tomato seeds into one tray segment without a second thought
this year I did try starting all my seeds a bit later than last year just because they got so huge before but honestly, next year I'm starting them all in early january because they're all just. so tiny right now
mmm spider mites seem to be this year's particular curse
I've mostly booted them off the plumeria, but they're all over the lemon trees, the apple tree, the pansies, and the peanuts. all I really think I can do is keep on misting them with neem/soapy water and keeping the plants well-watered until they either go away or kill the plants.
#plants #gardening #pests #and then there's the aphids on the roselle and hollyhocks which just won't leave #didn't have these problems last year so I can only assume there's little bugs hiding somewhere I can't find #where are you hiding small pests #will you please leave already I have plants to grow in here4 notes
my tom thumb peas are forming pods!!
seriously if you only have like a windowsill's worth of space but want to grow something you can eat these tiny babies do so good!! full-sized pods on bitty baby plants and they taste so good raw :D
Just finished planting Rosella, Brandywine, Oxheart and some extra Tigrella. The Black Krim seeds will be arriving tomorrow hopefully so we prepared pots for them as well. Now I'm just watching dad repot some flowers 💐
WAIT WAIT WAIT I FOUND SOME
behold this small sample of the absolute madness I willingly inflicted upon myself last year!!
#wait wait wait I know these #I know the link says that they're cape gooseberries but I'm 98% sure those are chinese lantern plants #cape gooseberries have a yellow fruit inside and their calyx turns yellow when ripe #pretty sure they can't skeletonize like this while chinese lanterns do #plants12 notes
there's like a 95% chance I'm just gonna go ahead and start all my tomato and pepper seeds today not gonna lie
second pic is 3 of my 6 peanut plants!! I have more seed I'll be direct-seeding once the weather's warmed up for real but since they need 140 days to produce a crop I started a few inside as both a germination test and to have a head start just in case
aaaand lastly my baby apple tree!! started from seed from an heirloom apple (apparently they can produce true from seed? I wouldn't be bothered if it didn't tho more trees is never a bad thing here), a couple months old now and still steadily growing!
#plants #gardening #I've got a good bit of pest control I'll have to deal with today because the henna's never quite shaken that aphid infestation #and now it seems it's been passed on to the roselle #so gotta deal with that #and I really need to try to write up like 10 pages on the work project too so that'll be fun OTL8 notes
I have... so many new babies...
second one is parsley and pansies!!! parsley on the left, pansies on the right. I got extra triple curled parsley because I think it looks a lot nicer than flatleaf lol
aaaand my grandmother gave me a cutting of one of her houseplants and neither of us know what it's called, but I finally got it to root (I think)!!! now I have to go looking up what you're supposed to do with a water-rooted cutting to get it ready for planting in soil lol
I don't have pictures of them right now, but the asparagus, rhubarb, and roselle babies are all still doing well and growing away!! I also started some peanuts inside as a germination test and they've taken off like crazy. and as for the trees, lemon babies and my sole, lone apple tree are constantly getting bigger!!