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Today is sunny and sweltering.

Round 1, I planted mint seeds and chive seeds in the septic garden. 

EDIT 5/18/17: Round 2, I planted mountain mint, New Jersey tea, wild quinine, and obedient plant in the wildflower garden. This concludes the planting of wildflowers from the native plant sale.  I still have half a dozen pots of native grass to put out.

The farmer east of us has lit fires to burn off the stalks piled up by the recent flooding.  The wind is wrong, so I can't smell them, but the flames are very bright orange against the blue shadows of dusk.

Thunderclouds are starting to pile up in places.  There's a chance of rain tonight and over the weekend.


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Date: 2017-05-18 08:36 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
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Yay! I hope the plants are recovering from yesterday's blustery night.

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Date: 2017-05-18 08:58 pm (UTC)
zesty_pinto: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
This is going to sound dumb, but do you have any recommendations for growing mint? Everyone tells me it's "so easy," but I have yet to make it work. I've tried growing it from planters and hanging baskets to no real feasibility.

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2017-05-19 02:00 pm (UTC)
zesty_pinto: (8-Ball)
From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
I'm thinking it might be dry out. I've tried different methods; one was a hanging planter underneath a covered porch, then I tried by a hanging planter that along a railing that gets moderate sun. Both times I get it to sprout, then it dies off. I did try planting the regular supermarket stuff as well for the covered porch and it never took off. I don't know if it's crappy soil, or if I'm giving it too much nutrients or what. I've been using manure as the soil. Would it be better if I used a potter mix or some other particular type?

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2017-05-19 08:29 pm (UTC)
zesty_pinto: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Ahh, it's composted manure. The stuff seems to come with its share of things like grass seeds that are growing out of it and whatnot. Or maybe that's not fresh manure?

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2017-05-19 09:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Will do! We have plans to get some compost or whatever for the garden once we figure out what the condo board is doing with the garden, so I'll add this to the list. Thanks again!

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Date: 2017-05-19 02:23 am (UTC)
across_space_and_time: A nebula shifting in rainbow hues from red to blue (Rainbow Galaxy)
From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
Sympathy on the sunny and sweltering weather. Ours has been in the 80s and 90s and we just got a huge storm. I don't know if that's going to keep us cool for a few days of make it muggier. :/

How easily does mint grow from seed? Some people have been wanting to look into growing herbs from seed instead of buying the plants, but we're not very experienced in having seedlings survive unless it's on accident.

- Ts

Re: Thoughts

Date: 2017-05-19 02:48 am (UTC)
across_space_and_time: A nebula shifting in rainbow hues from red to blue (Rainbow Galaxy)
From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
>> The water would rain down, evaporate in the heat, and rain down again. Ugh. <<

O.o How is that even possible? Ugh.

>> It's among the easier plants to grow from seed, although not as easy as the big-seeded things like peas. <<

In that case I'm going to message someone about getting peas and other beans to grow this year. Maybe the practice from that will transfer over.

>> It's worth a try. <<

Good idea. Someone tried with marigolds and a few herbs. I'm not sure the herbs are going to make it and we need to transplant them. The marigolds have their distinctive leaf shapes now but they're still tiny.

- Ts

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