|Stella De Oro Daylilies One Month After Dividing. 8.4.15|
|Bean Patch at One Week. 8.4.15|
|Sprouting Beans at One Week. 8.4.15|
Nasturtiums - no growth at 1 week, but crabgrass sprouted like crazy in that container. I covered with a few inches of fresh potting soil and sowed spinach seeds.
Swiss Chard - about 6 plants germinated out of about 30 seeds. These seeds are a 3 years old. I planted more seeds today.
Cilantro. I planted seeds today in a medium container.
Roma bush beans. So far about 10% germination. Just barely germinated, so there may be more soon. I also started some seeds soaking today, then will plant or use paper towel method to get them started, in case those in garden bed don't grow.
Chinese Market Pole Beans. I don't know the variety. These are from Chinese market, a wide and long bean favored in Changchun. I know I had the packets before my cancer surgery, so at least 3 years old. Maybe more. Planted 1 week ago. Germination is about 10%, which I think is pretty good. Also started more soaking in the packet as a backup. These are the last of some of the packets, and they are old. My main goal is to get some for seeds if they grow fast enough.
|Buckwheat at One Week. 8.4.15|
Buckwheat, growing vigorously at one week.
Celeste Fig Cuttings. I found the cuttings in a zipper bag at the back of the refrigerator, about June 24th. Planted in containers after incision / dip-and-grow treatment as I have done before. I've been keeping them out of direct sun and trying to water every day. There is bark mulch on top of the potting soil. They are at the stage were, if there are roots, they will start to grow vigorously; if there are no roots, they sometimes wilt and die at this stage. Keeping them watered and gave some dilute Miracle Gro today.
|Celeste Figs at 6 Weeks. 8.3.15|
These are Ipad photos. My little camera does an even worse job in the bright sun.