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I was looking out yesterday afternoon and realized that my 'shady' spot under the mango tree gets the sun for maybe a couple hours a day, 3-5ish. So I figured I'd try to grow some of my English Pea varieties; Lincoln, Little Marvel, Kelvedon Wonder and Onward. They're all dwarf varieties and won't grow more than 3 feet. I've not had much success growing peas (with the exception of black-eye peas, hardly counts!) it's way too hot here. I love the taste of fresh picked peas so I'm trying again. I planted around 2 dozen of each.
I planted the rest of my Gladiolus' last evening too. I just dotted them about, between the various vegetables. Just four in all.
The weeds are drying up nicely in the gravel pathways, I'll keep reapplying salt every month, I think, until I don't see them at all.
Will be sowing some lettuce seeds this evening, in the space where my beets used to be. These 'Grand Rapids' are very useful to have and should be ready in a few weeks. Hopefully I should have some cukes ready, to go with them in a salad.
Will also be sowing a couple of pumpkin this evening, straight into the bed, I'm not sure which variety they are, I just know that the pumpkin I got them from was huge! Will probably pull the weaker one and just grow one. I'm trying to be disciplined in my planting, I hope I don't get carried away, I always find it difficult to cull my plants. So I may give it away.
I almost forgot, I have to sow some coriander seeds too. I keep forgetting and this is my favourite herb of all time.
I find that if I blog what I plan on doing it gets done!
Well, until I harvest my cabbages and cauliflowers, I have no more space for planting anything. I have saved some space for the 5 tomato plants, 1 pumpkin and 4 lettuce.
I have quite a few green lizards situated at various points in my garden, I really like having them around to eat the bugs, though I wish they'd do a better job with the worms the moths create on the leaves of my beets and tomatoes! I've been noticing a larger lizard over the past few days. It's kind of a muddy brown and around a foot long including its tail. I thought it was a mouse the first time I saw it! I would love to take a picture but I know that's impossible.
There's a Carnival ship coming in to dock right now, I'm not sure which one, I know the Destiny comes in on wednesdays.
Let me quickly recap what I have (or will have by this evening) planted/sowed in my garden and in seed trays: Cucumber, Runner Beans, Onions, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Eggplant, English Peas, Sweet Pepper, Hot Pepper, Lettuce, Beets, Bush Beans, Tomatoes, Pumpkin, Thyme, Sage, Fennel, Chives, Flat Leaf Parsley, Mint, Coriander, Marjoram, Gladiolus, Lobelia, Sunflowers, Alyssum, Balsam, Zinnia, Lavender I think that's it.
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May 4, 2007 | 10:44 AM PST
I too feel that if I blog it I will do it!
How marvelous to watch the ships come in. I love the sea.