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Boing!- Happy Spring!

3/23/12
-This past winter was so mild.
-How mild was it?
-So mild that when I went to clean up the garden area yesterday I found chives from last year already growing strong.

Ok so it’s not a punchline, but it’s true. Good thing I didn’t plan to move which container I wanted them growing in.

While I was out there pulling weeds and planting peas the neighbor dog came over to the fence for a visit and made it clear that I really need to raise up the containers near the fence about a foot by lifting his leg and peeing in most of them. He’s got some good distance and aim. So this weekend I’m going to have to run to Home Depot and get some paving blocks or something so we aren’t eating wee-wee veggies this summer.

I was able to do enough shifting and rearranging to be able to fit four more containers this year. The new crops to go in them will be yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots. The whole veggie lineup goes like this:

Red Pepper
Green Pepper
Yellow Pepper
JalapeƱo Pepper
Banana Pepper
Roma Tomato
Cherry Tomato
Large Tomato
Sugar Snap Peas
Cucumber
Carrot
Chives

I had most of those plants last year and they all did pretty well despite having been planted pretty late because we went on a 10 day vacation at the end of May. I even got enough Romas to make a batch of pasta sauce. I’m hoping this year will be even better since I am trying to stay on track, starting and planting everything at the right time.

Here are some shots from last year.

Tomatoes, lavender, thyme, and oregano.

Red, Green, and Banana Peppers

Jalapeno, chives, sugar snap peas.

Very late start Roma Tomatoes.