Spring is an insane time for me. The weather is getting warmer so I want to be outside. My kids tend to act out with Spring Fever and I am at the school a lot. Planting needs to consume all of my time, but can’t. This will be a brief catch-up without super accurate numbers.
First round of Tidal Wave and Wave Petunias that I planted from seeds purchased at Lowe’s. There are approximately 60 plants.
Wizard Coleus with about 8 plants. I am not having luck with the Coleus like I did a couple of years ago.
California Wonder Bell Peppers have around 70 survivors. I also have 9 Jalapeno plants.
I have a variety of Dahlia’s coming up. Here are four flats plus I just planted several more.
This is a flat of Petunia Hybrid Choice. I’ve never grown the smaller border petunias and just stick to the Wave varieties, but thought I’d do something different this year. This flat had a clear plastic cover and has essentially been ignored as in no water for a couple of weeks.
Same seed packet, but grown without the plastic cover. Obviously the greenhouse effect makes a huge difference. Unfortunately, the covers are $3 each and I need about 100!!
My first year growing Carnations and there are about 70 that are hanging on.
I have around 200 Impatiens of different varieties that are doing great. I’ve been pinching them back which is something I never bothered to do before. It sure makes a difference in the strength of the stem.
Early Girl Tomatoes about 2 feet tall. These will be for the greenhouse and I think there are around 25.
Another 20-some plants of Sweet 100’s and Purple Cherokee. I also will be starting tomatoes to try growing outside.
Border Scarlet Geraniums (26). I seem to lose more than I keep.
I have 10 Rainbow Coleus.
Moss Roses that could use a transplanting. This is my first year with these as well.
Lots of Stocks coming up.
Plus multiple flats of Snapdragons because I tend to be a little rough transplanting and lose quite a few. Too big of a hurry!
Livingstone Daisy…one of my favorites.
I have flats and flats of Zinnia. I am planting the 100-foot bed along the fence with them. I know it is a move I am going to regret, but I am getting tired of the Petunias.
A very late start to these Maverick Geraniums. I hemmed and hawed for over a month on my seed order and then it took over two weeks to arrive. I have many plants that are way behind which is greatly going to affect my success.
One of the late starts are the Wave Petunias. Highly unlikely I will have very big hanging baskets (again) this year.
Here’s the whole plant room. Thousands of little plants vying to be the one who goes into my garden.