Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stanley Prune Plum in Flower

He bloomed for me on Mother's Day :o)

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We got some much needed rain over the last few days and warm temps,  its been nice.  Today (Monday) is feeling cold by comparison.  Its about 50 degrees out,  we've been spoiled by high 60's and mid 70's.

(Tuesday)  Last night we did have frost warnings.  I worried a bit about the prune plum blossoms,  but there was not much i could do about it,  so i just brought my seedlings in and went to bed.  Looks like we escaped the frost because the blooms all look fine.

The apple tree is about to bloom,  so i went for one more spraying with Bonide.   Its not easy since i had to use the hand pump sprayer,  not as efficient as the hose end sprayer.  Hopefully i gave it a good enough soaking.  I hit the grapes too.

Looks like i got close to 100% germination on my squash, melon and cuke seeds:

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And it looks like i'll get blooms from the Autumn Olive this year too:
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My dad came and tilled the garden once more:

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Hopefully this week,  i'll get the rows dug out and the black plastic mulch laid out so i can plant next week!


Dewberry said...

Can I invite your dad to my garden? :) He and his tractor would be very helpful.

Lucky you to have 100% of germination on squashes, I have a green squash which seeds have summer 2014 the expiry date; unfortunately none of them germinated. Last year they were germinating. That's a pity.

icebear said...

Knowing my dad, he'd be willing to help if it weren't for the mileage, lol. Too bad on your squash seeds! I've had patty pan squash seeds germinate that were around 8 years old. I wonder what went wrong?