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Friday, April 1, 2011

Journal Entry 2011-04-01

Gardening in the High Desert

Seedlings that are up [sprouted] inside

    Peat pellets
  • 3 purple cone flower
  • 1 white cone flower
  • 1 vera tomato
  • 2 cells curly parsley
  • 2 cells tarragon just breaking ground
  • 2 bee balm monarda
  • 3 cells gama grass
  • 3 tall vine tomatoes
  • 1 dill bouquet
  • 3 cells chamomile
  • 2 Joe's Long Cayenne [pepper]
  • 4 Shasta Daisy
    Bedding Tray
  • 4 Clumps garlic chives
  • 9 Tam JalapeƱos (2 not doing so well)
  • 3 culinary sage
  • 6 pomadore [tomato] (1 not doing well)
  • 5 flat leaf parsley
  • 10 Salvia Blue Bedder
  • 3 red pear [tomato]
Purple Basil Tray Almost ready to transplant Tam JalapeƱo Flat (6) not germ yet
    Outside Status
  • Spinach in ground has germinated
  • 1 pea has pushed san aside
  • I covered rows with some ferny weed leafs - hopes that hides them until they are too big for the birds to care
  • Garlic beds doing well
  • Weeded - lots of ferny things - pulled ones closest to the individual garlics
  • No weeding for daffs, but I did feed and water ones buy west fence and the volunteer daffs and crocus
  • Old Biddy followed me around and scored a big, fat caterpillar. That's about 4 I've dug up so far this year
  • Read certain butterflies like to lay their eggs on parsley, so I think I shall plant more parsley. And cilantro, too. Maybe a whole swath in my tinny "wildflower" garden
      Watered
    • Bed 2 and 3
    • All Garlic
    • Volunteer daffs
    • Daff bed West
  • Corn stubble - chickens have worked over the stubble - no over-wintered bugs there!
  • Ferny weeds along the north and east corner - these will be the backdrop to wildflower are. I know some caterpillar eats them
  • Watered and turned compost - not steaming, yet, but smelling more strongly of ammonia. Something is alive in there
  • Ordered floating row covers. Hopefully they'll be here soon. I am ready to direct sow seeds.
      Direct Sow Candidates
    • White Sage
    • Sunflowers
    • Peas
    • Spinach
    • CA Poppies
    • Salvia
    • Turnips
    • Rutagega
    • Law Grass
    • Morning Glories
    • 4 O'Clocks
    • Lettuce Mix
    • Wild flower mix (in rows, so I know they aren't weeds)
    • Malabar spinach

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