Spent $21 on 20 kg of 10-10-10 fertilizer yesterday. I have no idea if that’s a good price. I’m all for compost and green gardening, but I’m a fan of chemicals. If it works, it works. Spread about 2-3 kg around the garden yesterday.
Let’s take stock of the garden so far. Tomatoes are looking awesome
Hot peppers. I ate a slug damaged one the other day that had fallen off. Damn hot.
Beans. Coming along nicely. Glass of white wine – New Zealand. Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush. It does the trick.
Peas. The big ones are the Halifax Seed. The smaller ones are about a month later – Sutton seeds. Halifax Seed – less than 10% germination. Sutton Seed >90%.
Halifax Seed pea pod coming up. Have I mentioned that the germination rate of Halifax Seed seeds has been subpar. Less than average. Terrible even. Awful. Halifax Seed. Awful germination rates.
Some of the cabbages. A bit of damage from bugs. Slugs I presume.
The beets. Coming along nicely. Detroit Red and some other kind. Ruby something. Maybe.
Carrots. No complaints. Carrots are carrots. Easy to grow. Never had any problems.
First year attempting eggplant. Probably the last year too.
Thinned one of the pumpkin hills. I’m not getting any female flowers. Saw something on The Nature of Things on CBC about how plants won’t compete with each other if the seeds are from the same plant. I assume that pumpkin seeds in the same package have a good likelihood of coming from the same pumpkin. Apparently plants send out chemical signals to each other in the soil. They won’t be aggressive growers if they’re near their siblings. So I did away with 2 of them to see how it turns out. The other hill still has 3 pumpkin plants on it. We’ll see.
The lettuce. We’re going to be eating lots of salads this summer.