| I will turn any living space in which I inhabit into a jungle just watch me |
oh ye since I forgot to earlier- check out my new babies!! 3 molokai purple sweet potatoes (super dark purple all the way through the potato!!), 2 truely tiny bananas (they grow like... 6 ft I think it was and produce actual tiny edible bananas), 2 turmeric plants and 2 ginger plants!!
28 tomats planted,, 6 peppers. beans soaking for sowing tomorrow. also 2 brassicas had to be transplanted from their comfy spot because they were in the way of my dad's path he was making and they're throwing a hissy fit at being disturbed. hopefully they'll bounce back??
asdfghjkl I wanted to get more done today but it was TOO HOT and I had to keep ducking back inside so I wouldn't keel over from the heat DX I carried so many buckets of compost today but I am somehow?? not in pain??
also I forgot to post it here but I ended up doing a massive splurge (massive for me,, listen I am broke mostly and do not have many moneys almost ever) back around when I ordered my turmeric, ginger, bananas and extra sweet potatoes and ended up getting 8 heirloom roses because I'm weak and while most of those are very very baby there's one that's getting big buds on it ready to bloom and I'm very excited about that!!
why would you want a floor when instead you could have PLANTS
peppers keep trying to put out flowers, probably because they really need transplanting but we're so close to being able to plant warm-weather stuff out I'm basically just begging them to hold on until then so I don't end up wasting potting soil. tomatoes haven't yet, but I know they really need out too, they're stretching a bit since they're way too tall to go under the lights now and they're absolutely getting rootbound at this point :/ oh well!
ngl I am a lil disappointed with myself for not managing the same amount of plants as last year, but I've also accepted that circumstances put that completely out of my control and being mad at myself for that would just be silly. that just means this year I'll have to compensate by direct-seeding a lot more outside! :D
#gardening #plants #honestly they're doing so good for what they've had to go through #pests from every corner and me not being able to take care of them after getting so sick earlier in the year #and then not being able to fertilize them for forever because I couldn't handle the smell of fish emulsion for months after being sick #but they're still growing!!3 notes
okay so basically every single one of the scarlet runner beans I planted? germinated, growing, currently healthy little plants just growing away and this confused the heck out of me because we just had three back-to-back nights of super heavy frost which should have killed them dead, going by the information on their packet.
looked some things up, and it turns out runner beans can actually be planted out roughly two weeks before the estimated final frost date in my area?? so actually when I was planting them 'early' as an experiment I was just. planting them at exactly the right time, apparently.
so that's a mystery solved!
found some wild lily of the valley flowers under the iris tree! :D
Did some watercolor poppies for the wife, @monsterlogic . These were fun to doodle. The stems and leaves for this plant are weird, but interesting.
I used Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper, A Red Pilot Color Eno pencil for the sketch, a kneaded eraser that I don't know the brand for. I inked with a Sakura Micron in 01 and did the majority of the coloring with Sakura Koi 48 pocket field sketch watercolor. I also used some Prisma Verithin pencils for some more detailed coloring. The white is a UniBall Signo in medium. I also used some Crayola glitter watercolors to add some fun sparkle to the petals.
I really want to use more of my traditional stuff this year, so fingers crossed that I do that.
creek pictures 4/13/2020
garden pictures! I would have gotten more but it started raining on me ¯(ツ)/¯
second- very unflattering garden picture lol. my red/pink potatoes are under the hay, the strawberry plants are alpine strawberries from last year, and I have a lot of brassicas mixed in with celery, rhubarb, chives, lavender, and a few non-visible onions since apparently they can all grow together without issue (and should help reduce pest load I hope)! :D I've got a raspberry bush back there that my dad planted that's throwing out a bunch of suckers I need to dig up and plant elsewhere too. I will get my raspberry hedge!!
I have more stuff growing, lettuce and peas and spinach and my attempt at radishes and stuff, just didn't get the chance to take a picture of it yet lol. next time maybe!!
last- alpine strawberry flowers up close :D
#plants #gardening #I'm very pleased with myself for finally getting all these plants in the ground lol #I need to get my hands on some newspaper to make those lasagna soil-building beds soon tho #I'm trying to avoid planting in this garden as much as possible but I just didn't have the space in the side garden yet and they had to go in the ground #oh well #gotta work with what you can!4 notes
may I offer you some tulips in these trying times?
hello!! it was stupidly cold outside today so have pictures of some of my inside babies instead!!
second pic- the plumeria my aunt gave me has a lot more leaves now!! I think I need to give it a dose of fish emulsion and maybe move it to a bigger container, though.
third pic- MY SPIKEY SONS!! :D :D *wipes away a single tear* I'm so proud of them
they're getting so big now?? I still have more of them, they're all smaller and growing in different containers for spacing reasons, but!! I remember when these babies were the size of a pea with only a tiny little spray of spikes at the top when did they get so big??
also I realized while dealing with all the stuff for today's Problem that I have, at minimum, spent over 1,000 hours of my life obsessively researching about gardening, permaculture, and other related topics since I started my first garden and yet I show no sign of tiring
and apparently it's paying off in unexpected ways, one such example being that today I accidently scared my mother by yelling 'WAIT I KNOW THIS' right as she was closing out of a picture she took of some pretty flowers that she hadn't seen before and didn't know the name of but I was somehow able to correctly ID them as virginia bluebells
the triumph of a successful ID,, such a sweet feeling
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