First some garden humor for you just because..... :)
Alright, now it's time for a garden update. So many things to talk about. :)
Here's what my greenhouse looks like as I type this. Lovely isn't?
I cleaned up all my containers real good. These are the ones I love. I have stacked nice and neat in my greenhouse so I can grab what I need while I'm potting.
The older faded, and cracked containers are stacked outside my shed. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet. The smaller ones I might use for starting plants but the bigger ones I might put in yard sale pile.
I made a quick trip to Lowes yesterday morning. I bought 2 orange bell pepper starters, an original Bonnie Tomato starter, a Roma tomato starter and a purple petunia plant. All the green bell peppers were sold. I used a green bell plastic container to hold the plants in while I walked around the gardening area.
I potted the starters as soon as I got home. The pepper plants kept slouching over because they were too tall. I used some wooden skewers and some green twine to hold them up.
They look good now. They aren't slouching.
Up close of pepper plant.
Yesterday, I also managed to get my husband to help me with my shelves I've been wanting to put up. Yay!! More room for plant babies. :)
I planted some more sunflowers, and a hyacinth plant. I had some random plants from my last birthday and last Christmas that I wanted to get planted.
Here's what my onion sprout looks like now.
Yesterday morning, I was happy to walk in my greenhouse and see my first sprout of the season. :)
It's a sunflower sprout. I love growing sunflowers because the are beautiful flowers and not one ever looks the same.
This morning, (Easter) I walked in to give everyone a drink of H2O and I'm excited to say that have some more sprouts.
Another sunflower with the seed shell/casing still attached. (right) I love it when this happens. It always happens on my sunflowers. :) Yesterday's sprout has opened all the way. (left)
You may notice egg shells in some pots......I crushed up some egg shells and sprinkled on my tomato plants.
I helped take the seed shell/casing off the sunflower.
I rinsed the seed shell/casing and I have it drying on the shelf. Not sure why I like collecting these.
As I watered all my plant babies, I noticed another new sprout. My first potato sprout of the season. This is a red potato sprout. I love garden fresh potatoes. I can't wait till I have some to eat.
I started a little area that I have been eyeing for a sunflower garden. I tilled up the dirt real good.
I grabbed my sunflower seeds and threw them in the dirt then covered them up.
I also placed a sign so my husband knows to not bother my sunflower garden. I hope lots of sunflowers come up. I can't wait to see this garden progress. I've never grown anything on purpose by seed in the ground so we will see how this goes.
Here's a cute little flower I found on my way to the greenhouse the other morning.
My phlox in the front flower bed are blooming like crazy. I love these. They come back every year.
I've submitted my chicken application to my county for approval. :) Here's my free hand sketch I had to include in the application. *Fingers crossed*
And I'm gonna leave you today with a little chicken humor.... :)