Meaning today I planted 3 different kinds of gourds, and I used a bag of potting mix I got at the dollar store to top dress them so they can at least hold enough moisture to sprout. I also got four tomato plants, but I'll need more potting mix to make those happy.
And so I don't forget what I put where, I'm making notes.
I put snake gourds in the zen garden behind the sunflowers and to the right of the sunflowers on the fence. The dark potting soil helps me to keep track of where they are. I put bottle gourds in the back corner of the Zen garden.
Then in the front yard I put baby bottle gourds to the left of the mailbox fence, and snake gourds on the fence by the front yard gate.
The sunflowers I planted last week in 2 patches have all sprouted. I was closely studying the patch in the front yard when I realized the dead branch next to the last seedling was a juvenile gopher snake. He was maybe two feet long.
I'm dying to get some roses after my neighbor showed me hers. She said they are hardy and don't need frost protection in the winter, so put me down for that. I totally miss my Anaheim roses.
So the sunflowers are my first official sprouted seeds that I planted at my new home.
I also got some morning glory seeds, but the package said to nick the seeds and soak them for 24 hours, so they didn't get planted today.
|My front yard came with a joshua tree I dubbed Zerlina.|
|A visit by Reggie the Roadrunner|
|The view from my front yard|