Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gardening is in the air!

Yesterday when I returned from the Michigan farmgirl luncheon in East Lansing, I finally planted the chives and oriental cabbages that I dug up last weekend at the house in Ohio. I hope they survive, the chives seemed to be OK but the soil around little cabbages was a little dried out, and they seemed a little bit wilted.

The cabbages were a gift of mother nature - I think some of the seed pods from the plants I didn't harvest in time last year exploded! The garden here is still WAY too wet to even think about tilling up, so hopefully the cabbages will recover. The water table is very high, I'm told by neighbors. So I'm turning over the soil for the transplants by hand. I'm trying to avoid the strawberries that escaped from the garden of the previous owner, she bragged about how big the fruits were two years ago, but that will remain to be seen. I've never been successful with strawberries before so perhaps this will be my chance!

I checked on the rhubard that I did plant last weekend, it seems to be doing all right. Also the bees balm and the black-eyed susans I transplanted from my Ohio garden seem to be fine.

There seem to be a lot of daylilies in the flower beds around the house. There are several plants I can't identify yet, but I did definitely see "Autumn glory" sedum.

Today I plan to start my tomato seeds. It might be a little late, but hopefully will still be OK.

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