Another “Six on Saturday” – thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve done one of these but I’m glad to get back into it – the weather plays a big role here!
Weather wise, it’s been loopy – from a crazy freaky cold winter to a very quick jump into unseasonably high near 80s, it’s now getting back to normal 60s here, with lots of sun. Truth be told, I look forward to rain, which is more common this time, but I’m loving this amazingly perfect weather nonetheless.
1. Seedlings checkup
Below are arugula ‘rocket’ but several more flats of seedlings are up and ready to be transplanted into my new mini greenhouses – just waiting to get a truck to haul in all the soil I’ll need!
2. Camellia blooming
My tree sized camelia is now blooming. My daughter likes to pick them all off. I often argue about it, but there are so many it doesn’t really matter. I’ll have to snap a pick of it in its glory. One of the very established shrubs that came with the our property.
3. Aloe vera repot
It’s gotten rather large in the grow chamber, so now I’m putting it in a nice decorative clay pot.
4. Lupine year two
The first year these lupine spent fattening up the roots. I grew these from seed. They have very deep and thick taproots – I found out after moving some to a different bed. I think that’s why they don’t flower – they seem to spend a lot of time prepping. The second year is when they flower I’ve read, so, look out for some photos in the next few months ;). Also of note, a slight variation of this lupine grows wild in the higher elevation mountains of Washington. I’ve seen them abound on hikes – the butterflies love them.
5. Moving out, Planting out
Lot of things need to get planted out. Some are in the mini greenhouses, seen below. I put my giant hyssop I grew from seed indoors, outdoors, after hardening off in here. Now it goes all the way out. Same story for some perennial Chinese poppy. I also planted out some artichokes, seen here, in some sunny spots of the beds.
6. Moringa repot
This cool little tree is root bound again already. I grew it from seeds I got on etsy. Everywhere I’ve read say it takes off in summer, several feet per year early on – so I’m excited to keep it outside! I’m still not quite ready to put it out – I’m sure it will do fine but they are very tropical so I don’t want to encourage dormancy behavior. Soon though!
That’s all for now, until next week- enjoy the garden!