I have a new cam, so pics will be forthcoming. We have been getting
rather a bit of rain (about time) but it is finally the end of the
'real' gardening season. If I can figure out a way to do it with
minimal dirt (I know I should use at least a 5 gallon container but am
willing to take a risk) I may cold stratify some of the tomato seeds I
saved and start them up here in the office. That would be kind of cool,
having some fresh tomatoes here. I kept some Black Prince and
Brandywine seeds, although who knows what they will end up being as
there were a few different varieties of tomatoes out there and I did
not bag them so they are no doubt cross pollinated. I really don't
mind, as long as they are fresh! I am planning on starting up some of
the Jalapeno seeds I saved, I know it will do fine in a relatively
smaller pot. I have all this sunshine here at my desk so I might as
well take advantage of it, right?
I brought a couple Schefflera's in to the office.
My favorite story about Schefflera's...A pal of mine owned a hotel on
the NC coast and the hurricane wall they had put in was coming down
after a particularly nasty storm so the hotel had to come down. The
people who were hired to take all the furniture and whatnot out and put
it in storage really were not all that smart as they put all the plants
in the storage unit as well. Three months later we opened up the unit,
having already assumed the plants were living in the movers homes
(nothing to quibble about, this all had to be done fast so the owner
just figured a home is a home) and there they were. No water, no sun,
three months...they were fine. They were Schefflera.
to get going on some winter gardening. I got seed for Walla Walla sweet
onins, Garlic cloves, Purple Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts and Spinach so
far. I have cleared the sugar snap pea bed so now all I need to do is
take down the trellis (I used screws so it is basically collapsible)
and recondition the little plot o'dirt and wait for the maters to
finish up, collect the radish seeds from the early radish's that I let
bolt and do that soil as well. I want to put in garlic, onions,
Brussels Sprouts and Kohlrabi. They are very neat looking plants.
I will plant the spinach and plan on several lettuce varieties for this
fall and come early spring in my tomato and radish bed, yum!
I love having houseplants. So there I am, at the store...getting a
hanging basket (you will find out soon enough WHY) and I look over and
see some succulents, so I grabbed a Jade that I will bonsai, and an
Aloe because NO house is complete without it.