|Dianthus in container|
Of the container plants, I cleaned up the dianthus that overwintered outside in a sheltered location. I sheared it to a compact shape. There was an agapanthus that did not survive the big freeze.
Of the geraniums that I overwintered in the garage, all appear to have survived. They have been sitting on the deck a couple weeks. I cleaned them up, just using scissors to remove dead parts. I did not attempt to make them into compact looking garden department plants. I'm going for the "these are old geraniums like grandma had" look.
I planted some of the Mirabilis seedlings into another container. They are a little floppy. Sunday I planted several at Battleground, and there was a hailstorm that tore holes in some leaves. Still, they look ok today - 2 days later.
|Overwintered geraniums. After cleanup.|
|Mirabilis starts in container.|
Tomato and okra seedlings are still under lights. Except the 2 Sungold plants I bought. They are in containers and in the sun.
The two largest, oldest okra plants are now in a larger container, along with a seedling. There are early pods on the two oldest plants. Okra here is a total experiment, there is almost nothing saying they can be grown this way and a fair amount of info saying they cannot be grown this way. All I want is a few pods now and then for soups or fry. If I'm getting the starts of pods now, then maybe this summer there will be a lot more. The two larger plants are Burgundy and Baby Bubba Hybrid. The smaller one is "Dwarf Green Long Pod". It may be a stretch to have 3 plants in one container.
|Starts of tomatoes, Mirabilis, peppers. First day in full sun.|
At Battleground, I uncovered the peppers that were in the poly tunnel. I replaced the polyethylene sheeting with deer mesh. They look good, nice and green and ready to grow.
|More plant starts in the sun.|
|Okra plants moved into larger container.|