Thursday, March 20, 2008

Garden Update #1 - 4 days since planting

It seems a bit premature to be updating on the growth of my newly planted garden, however I feel the need to update.

We had terrential rains all day Tuesday, the same rains that then went and flooded the Mid-West. I was worried that these rains would kill my freshly planted tomato and pepper plants, however yesterday they seemed just fine when I checked on them. They looked healthy and had little appearance of "I've just been planted" shock.

No sign of sprouting seeds as of yet, but most packages said sprouting would take place in about 7-10 days, so no worries yet.

A couple of weeks ago, I pruned the two rosebushes inherited from the previous owner. I transplanted the climbing rosebush from a place where it had nowhere to climb to a spot alongside our fence. At first it seemed healthy and happy, but then the leaves started drooping and turning a sick yellow. I rushed to give it a little bit of plant food and a healthy dose of used coffee grounds along with lots of water, and it is now looking a lot better. The bush that was not transplanted got itself a serious haircut and is thriving... lots of new pretty leaves are opening up. Hopefully this care will give me a better rose crop this season.

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