Monday, May 18, 2009

Clearing Skies

The rain has moved out of our area. There were more storms last night. It's clear and cool this morning at 50 degrees. Our high today is forecast for the mid 60s. Lows tonight in the 40s. By the end of the week, we'll be back in the 80s and sunny. Scattered thunderstorms will be the norm every day as the heat and humidity start to build.

Laundry and housecleaning this morning before work. Jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt today. I thought I had put those away for a few months.

On a positive note, the tomatoes are doing well. Everything in the potager is filling out nicely. Larkspur started blooming yesterday. I hope to get a lot of reseeding in the perennial bed this year. Wintersown dianthus is blooming too.











I'll update later with my weekly photo.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

One long nasturium in your tomatoes? Did it pop up on its own?
Sounds like you get our weather after it passes thru Chicago. We had frost over the weekend. This mornin its 39!!! Its 63 in the house.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I planted a few nasturtiums in the tomato patch. There are 4 rows with one at each end. Others are scattered nearby on a slope where nothing but periwinkle grows. They're blooming already. You can't see them in the photos is all.

Kris said...

Looking good, Tom. My WS larkspurs are obviously a bust - no sprouts. Maybe I'll try again next year. It's 29 here this a.m. Birdbath is frozen. *sigh*

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Kris, I got three plants from three packs of seed. Only the larkspur Earl Grey from Park Seed germinated. Nothing in two containers except weeds.

Engineeredgarden said...

I really enjoy seeing the vegetables doing well, because I can relate to them. I just don't know anything about the flowers and such....

Engineeredgarden said...

Hey Tom....since you are the propagation man, I have a question....My muscadine grape vines are rampantly growing new shoots, and my stepson asked me if one could be rooted....I really didn't know, but we pinched one, and placed it in a cup full of moist soil. It was placed into my little shed, and left for 2 days. Well, it's still alive! How would you address the future growth of this plant, so it can become a healthy transplant?

glenda (gldno1) said...

Tom, those veggies are looking great! Green tomatoes already...I just got my plants in the ground and we have had some 40° nights which is not conducive to growth!

I have finally found a few larkspurs in various beds from all the old seeds and new that I just tossed out last fall. Hopefully, they will bloom this year in the heat and set seeds.

Happy gardening.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

EG, grapes are best done in the winter. Take a cutting with at least 3 nodes, stick it in well draining sandy soil and it will root. You can plant it out in the fall.

With the current growth, I would keep it moist and in the shade all summer. If it starts putting out lots of new growth, you know it's rooted. You should be able to plant it in the fall too. Might take 2-3 months to root well enough. Patience. Stick it and forget it.

Glenda, thanks. We had some nice weather for the veggies lately. Tonight it's going to be 40 as the latest forecast claims. Hope they're wrong. Good luck with yours. The hoophouse made mine so large this early.

Engineeredgarden said...

Thanks, Tom. That was some good info, and i'll try that.

Naturalnightdew said...

Wow, all looks green and healty.