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Apr 24, 2015 3:11 PM CST
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starlight1153 wrote:Christine Nasty... Nasty weather I see all over the place.

I'm curious. What plant are you most looking forward to seeing this year?


I shouldn't complain about the snow flurries and cold, it is better than tornadoes and floods or droughts.

I was really excited that the Bletila orchids that I sowed three years ago and moved twice germinated. I was worried that they would dry out or get blown about in their small pot, so I carefully placed the contents in the ground in a protected spot without disturbing the little seedlings. They are still alive. Maybe more will germinate.

I am also excited that the candy lilies I direct sowed last summer have returned. I wonder if any will bloom this season?

I am excited that Oriental vegetables and radishes germinated so well in their wintersown containers. Fresh leafy vegetables are such a luxury for me. The local grocers have limited selection. They typically destroy their greens by over misting and/or freezing.

The white dragon flower from Chelle germinated. I am looking forward to seeing the blooms.

I am curious about growing tobacco. I wonder how big the plants may get. I don't smoke, my neighbor can have the harvest. I love flowering nicotina.

I am waiting for all sorts of things to germinate inside. I have more sprouts in my wintersown containers than in my indoor trays.

I am really looking forward to the first garden tomato. Stores have tomato and pepper plants dying outside in the cold already. I am sure they like the snow squalls and freezing temperatures - not. I suspect that Joseph's tomatoes tolerate freezing temperatures better than Bonnie's meager offerings. It isn't safe to put tomatoes outside until Memorial Day. The ground may still be chilly then. It took FOREVER for my purchased tomato plants to take off last year. Maybe ones started from seed will do better this year.

I am curious about growing corn this year. I don't have much room for it, but I am trying a couple varieties including gem corn from Joseph last year. I tried a bit last year, but didn't get any to harvest. It is too cold to plant corn, yet, this year. I will put stands of different corns in different parts of the yard. Tiny ears of corn are 2/ $1 in the local grocery stores this week.

I haven't started nasturtium, yet, but I am excited about trying them along a walkway.

I hope to generate mustard seed to make my own garden gourmet mustard. They haven't germinated either. I was warned that some mustards grow like weeds....we'll see.

I am so tired of snow that I welcome anything green. I am excited about everything from allium to zinnias!

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