Inside Garden #6: March 2015

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Blog entry by nitepagan posted 03-19-2015 11:15 PM 4436 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Late last summer, I had an aphid infestation in my inside garden, so I ended up losing everything I had been trying to grow. I have trashed everything associated with the aphids and am hoping I am done with them for this year. The inside garden was turned off for the winter to save on electricity.

I have started anew with some new seed. I am using jiffy pellets, 1 seed to a pellet, using the seed I had on hand, not buying new unless I have to.

A closer look at the plants. Seeds were planted on 8 March 2015

I have transplanted the broccoli(4) and the spinach(2).

-- Steve, Carmel, Maine, USA (near Bangor) (Hardiness Zone 5a)

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posted 03-21-2015 05:47 PM

Cool. I have not started anything yet. It seems like Winter will never leave.

Sorry about the aphids. I had some White Fly problems, but that seems to be under control now.

Best of luck with your seedlings.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 03-28-2015 08:33 PM

Looking good. Keep us in the loop. I never knew about the different light bulbs, either, till you posted about them.

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posted 03-29-2015 12:22 AM

Still looking good, Npgn. Do keep us informed.

Tomorrow, I move my 96 geraniums from the basement under lights to the garage under lights and chillier temperatures to harden them off. I’ll be cutting them back as well.

That way, I’ll have room to start my dahlias in the basement. I haven’t looked to see how many I’ll have of them to start.

I usually start some seedlings about this time of year as well for the herb garden. My wife likes her thyme, chives (which I’ve over wintered). oregano, parsley, and cilantro ( which I hate, but she likes it so …. ). I have been able to overwinter my rosemary plants so there should be a good crop of that next year.

I like to mix into the herb garden some beets for the beet tops. Always makes for an interesting mix.

With tomatoes being so inexpensive to purchase when they are ripe, I wonder if I should bother with them again. They do take up a fair bit of space.

I usually plant some scarlet runner beans and fava beans to grow along the deck fence. Gives me privacy as well as some good sized beans later in the season.

Have I missed anything? I won’t do peppers as they truly “bother” me, although my wife likes them. Okay, maybe some red or purple peppers – just no green ones.

As I type, I am reminded that I have ordered some special spray nozzles so that I can create a propagation machine. I am hoping to propagate some of my unusual tropical hibiscus – so I can have more – God only knows why as I am running out of space. It is just my weakness.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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