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Garden is planted, plus free plants

May 16th, 2015 at 05:30 pm

The garden is all planted finally! I got all of the peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, zucchini and other squash in yesterday and today. It's a rainy weekend, so I've saved some work because I don't have to water all of the plants in.

It was a lot of work, but this is my favorite weekend. I spend all winter planning a garden, months growing plants from seeds under lights indoors, and now it's time to put them out and cross my fingers.

Our potatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, lettuce, garlic and cauliflower already seem to be doing well, so I'm hoping for a nice harvest this year.

Today was also the equivalent of Christmas morning for garden geeks. It was the annual plant swap. I love it and look forward to it every year. I take my extra seedlings and divisions of perennials. It's a round robin swap. Everyone lays out what they bring, by category, then the first round you get one plant, the second, you get 2 etc., until everything is gone.

It's a hoot. There is a potluck, and it's a great way to fill out your garden and try new plants for free.

I got 20 bearded iris of varying sizes, a few houseplants (dracaena, aloe, pothos, philodendron), and five echinacea, two red currant bushes, a raspberry bush, and some comfrey. All for free!

It's the best.

2 Responses to “Garden is planted, plus free plants”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Great! I know what an accomplishment all that is. I thinned peaches in the rain today, holding an umbrella. But the trees need the water. Wink

  2. rob62521 Says:

    What a neat idea for you garden geeks! Glad your garden is in and hope it does very well.

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