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Garden Diary 2009 - Joyce M. Tice
 

Why am I putting it here? Well, next year when I want to look at it it will be here and I won't have to hunt all over for it. It will be easier to maintain here where it does not get buried under stacks of other papers.

Seeds and Date Where Germination Transplant Notes
January 01 Straighten Plant Room
January 02 Sort Seed packets
January 15 Lettuce Good germination
February 15 Sella D'Oro Daylillies 03/12 Large number collected fall 2008, refirgerated
February 24 Spinach 03/01
February 26 Parsley 03/13 03/27
3/31, 04/01
tr. 6 to fiber pots 
more to fiber pots 
to cold frame 01 May
March 01 Pepper Mixed hot - Burpee 03/12  04/03 tr 20 to peat pots
Pepper- California Wonder - Ferry Morse 03/22 Poor germination
14 surviving plants to garden 5/24 - many lost to spider mite
March 04 Cherry Tomato  - Ferry Morse 03/10 03/27
3/27,3/31
Whole Pack - too many seeds
tr. 15 to fiber pots 
24 to yogurt cups 
to cold frame 01 May
several to big pots 06 May
To Garden 23 May
March 15 Pepper - Burpee - Pinot Noir 03/25 04/15/09   2 doz - did not recover from transplant
0 survivors - spider mite
Pepper - Burpee - Gypsy 03/22 04/15/09   32 plants
22 surviving plants to garden 05/24
Pepper - Burpee - Great Stuff 03/23 04/15/09  2 doz - some died after transplant
NOTE: Accidentally bought Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil instead of the Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Soil I usually get. I believe it was toxic to the seedlings. Many transplanted seedlings of several species died when placed in it. 
6 survivors to garden 25 May
Tomato - FerryMorse- Joliet 03/18  04/01 Pelleted Seed, 15 to peat pots - have more
To cold frame 01 May
two To Garden 23 May
four to garden 24 May
Snapdragon - Livingston - Tetra Ruffled 03/19
` Lupine - WalMart - Russel Hybrid 03/18 Soaked - tr. 24 to peat cells - from both bins
To cold frame 01 Amy
Lupine - Plantation -Mixed 03/20 Soaked
To cold frame 01 Amy
March 17 Peas - WalMart 08 - Little Marvel raised bed 04/16 one 12 ' double row
Poor germination
Blossoms 30 May
March 23 Tomato - FerryMorse - Health Kick Hybrid 04/01 04/19 1/2 pack [pelleted]
9 transplanted - more left
to cold frame 01 May
4 to Garden 23 May
Tomato - Ferry Morse - Brandywine 03/29 04/19 1/2 pack
9 transplanted - more left
to cold frame 01 May
four To Garden 23 May
Tomato - Ferry Morse - Big Boy 1/2 pack [pelleted]
Marigold - Aqway - Yellow Boy no germination 2007 - 2 packs
Seed old - did not germinate
April 02 Strawberry -Allstar garden Labelled 10 in pack, but only 6
Apr 05 Miller Nurseries. Canandaigua 6 fruit trees, one walnut, 12 blueberries, 3 grape, 75 strawberries, 2 witch hazel
Carpathian Walnut nw corner of house by forsythia
Apr 06 Northstar Cherry dwarf S side of driveway
Stanley Plum dwarf S side of driveway
Sun Haven Peach dwarf S side of driveway
Lapins Cherry dwarf S side of driveway
Reliance Peach W of West driveway
Golden Jubilee Peach W of West driveway
Apr 16 Plant 12 blueberries, 3 grape, 3 witch hazel in temp bed.
75 strawberries planted in temp bin
Apr 19 Peas in garden - Agway 2009 raised bed 2/2 and 3 04/28 Soaked seeds a couple of hours before planting. - 3 12 " rows
Blossoms 30 May
Apr 23 Pepper, Burpee, California Wonder 2009 05/04 To garden 06/09
Pepper Burpee Chianti Hybrid 2009 05/08  
Apr 24 Radish Sparkler - American Seed 2008 ne corner raised bed - row 1 04/29
Spinach Space Hybrid Burpee 2008 ne corner raised bed - row 2 05/04
Lettuce Mesculin Spicy Mix Burpee 2008 ne corner raised bed - row 3`` 04/29
Lettuce Gourmet Blend Burpee 2008 ne corner raised bed - row 4 04/29
Apr 25 Broccoli - 8 plants Walmart ne corner raised bed - row 5-6
01 May Beets-  Chicago Red Hybrid Burpee - 2005 ne corner raised bed - row 7
Peas - Early Frosty - Seedway 2008 parallel to 17 Mar  05/10
02 May Beets - Red Ace - Agway 2009 ne bed 2 - rows 1-2 05/12
Red Acre  cabbage - 6 plants Agway ne corner raised bed - row 8-9
03 May 6 Black Walnut one year west of house 19 more to go
Broccoli Premium Crop Agway 6 plants ne bed 2 - rows 4-5
Cabbage - 6 plants Agway ne bed 2 - rows 3-4
Cucumber Straight 8 Agway 2008 3 fiber pots 05/08 inside - on heating mat
To garden 25 May
Squash buttercup Agway 2008 6 fiber pots 4 seeds per pot
Squash Butternut-butterbush Burpee 2009 6 fiber pots 05/08 Not vining - does not need trellis support
Sunflower Red Sun - Hart Seed 4 small fiber pots 05/07 2 seeds per pot
Squash Golden Hubbard - Ferry Morse, 208 3 fiber pots 05/08 4 seeds per pot
to garden 27 May
Gourds - 6 packs - see below Soaking seeds
Red spider mites on peppers. This is what has killed the seedlings and strawberries rather than over fertlized soil mix as suggested above.
Seeds and Date Where Germination Transplant Notes
04 May Gourds- Mini Bottle - Livingston 2009 4 fiber pots - on heat mat 4-5 seeds per pot
Gourds - Dipper - Livingston 2009 4 fiber pots 4-5 seeds per pot
Gourds - Apple - Livingston 2009 4 fiber pots 4-5 seeds per pot
Gourds - Cannonball Livingston 2009 5 fiber pots 4-5 seeds per pot
Gourds - Martin House - Livingston 2009 5 fiber pots 4-5 seeds per pot
Gourds - Bushel - Jung 2008 5 fiber pots 4-5 seeds per pot
Oregano - One plant - Agway Large black pot
Rosemary - one plant - Agway Large Green pot
Weeded bed of last years blueberries and raspberries Next to compost pile added sawdust mulch
Black Walnut planted two
Remainder in pot
17 to go
Battery charger on old garden tractor 11:00 Charged but won;t start
05 May Fuel pump bad in Toro
Lettuce Buttercrunch - Livingston 2008 ne bed 2 - rows 8-9 05/12 [7]
Carrot Scarlet Nantes Wal-Mart 2008 ne bed 2 - rows 6-7 05/21 [16]
07 May Weeding - Front Garden front ew course one hour
08 May Weeding  - Front Garden  front ew course one and a half hours
second ew course one hour
Various front garden one hour
Toro back from repair 2:30
Fuel pump replaced
Took Agway tractor in - won't start
Mowed 45 minutes rained off
09 May Weeding - Front Garden w side of ns course 2 from w one and a half hours
Mowing Mowed one hour or so- Belt off Toro rain threatening [or promising] again
10 May Windy all day and yesterday Possible frost tonight I put covered pails of hot water in tent-greenhouse to keep temp up.
11 May Light Frost
12 May Light Frost
Weeding - Back Garden -Raised Beds 45 minutes
13 May Frost
Weeding - Back Garden - in and around raised beds Put down shredded paper mulch 1 hour plus
Agway Mower back -
Toro to Repair - belt off - won't start
Mowed Two hours
15 May  Toro returned - Starter switch replaced
Green Beans, Blue lake NK Lawn & Garden 2004 Raised bed bt peas Soaked seed first a few hours
No germination - Replaced with basil 06/01
16 May Decent amount of rain
18 May Freeze - 27 degrees B cut locust for tomato trellis
19 May Freeze - 21 degrees Put light bulb and heat unit in larger greenhouse - No losses
Cherokee Wax Beans- Burpee - 2008 Raised bed with reseeded Borage 5/27 8 foot row on east side
Weeding - Cultivating
Mowing
Back garden three hours
20 May Weeding - cultivating
produce BioChar
Built locust trellis for tomatoes
Back garden all day - 11 hours
Ben J tilled Big part of back garden Still too many big rocks for deep tilling.
21 May 2 cherry tomatoes planted by new locust trellis
Green Beans- Agway - 2009 Raised bed with reseeded Borage 05/27 8 foot row on west side
Moved borage to middle
Italian Parsley, Burpee, 2009 as above 4 ' row center -south end
Rake & Pick Rocks, weed long time off and on.
B weed whacked and tilled
22 May Watered 2 1/2 hrs. in part of back garden Move White tellises into place
Center bed FULL of quack grass roots Took Mantis in -muffler full, needed grease.
 
To Garden
23 May 1 Cherry Tomato Plants Locust Trellis 10 altogether
2 Sunflower seed [Hart's 2009] se end white trellis Evening Sun- Germinated 30 May
Dill Seed [Livingston 2008] germinated 10 Jun Mammoth
3 Peas [Soaked] 2008 se trellis Little Marvel - Germinating June 01
very few germinated
4 Lemon Basil [Ferry Morse - 2008]  N end trellis
5 Four Buttercup Squash Plants w side trellis 1
2 more on 25 May
6 four Health Kick Tomatoes green steel supports
two Joliet Hybrid
four Brandywine red steel supports
7 Green Beans parallel to green tomato ladders Germinated 29 May
Three parsley  at end of bean row
24 May 8 two Joliet Hybrid tomatoes By concrete benches
9 Rhubarb at s end of rb 2
10 two Joliet Hybrid tomatoes By rhubarb
11 two rows Gypsy Hybrid peppers  w of 7 22 plants
12 One row California Wonder w of 11 11 plants
25 May Moved three grapes to pots
Mowed part of lawn
13  Hot peppers mixed w of 12 11 plants
14 Pumpkin Baby Pam, Spirit Agway 2003
put whole pack in each hill
2 hills
15 Sunflower - Mammoth Hart's 2009
Lemon Queen - Hart's 2009
Sunf.-  American Meadows n/d
S edge w of trellisses
rocky ground
Germinated 03 June
16  3 pots Cucumbers to trellis 2
17 3 California Wonder & 6 Great Stuff Peppers se raised bed w end
18 3 peat pot sunflowers se raised bed e end
26 May 36 degrees this morning -All is well - just. 
Significant amount of rain
27 May BY Moved big rocks for paths
19 4 Big Boy  Planted around Compost pile
20 Hubbard Squash [3 pots]  to n side trellis 3
21 4 pots butternut bush  center bed w/ quack grass roots
28 May 22 Six pots of gourds inner part of trellis 4 & 5 Only six of 27 pots have germination -yet
23 Leftover tomatoes to back of trellises 2 and 3 2 Big Boy, 7 Joliet Hybrid
24 Remaining four Health Kick Tomatoes in front of trelllis 1-2
01 Jun Frost - Plants covered with every manner of protection. just about 32- not heavy  flower pots, ice cream pails, window boxes, cement mixing trays, cottage cheese containers,  bread bags, milk jugs. 
25 Basil - Burpee 2008
Basil -Burpee 2009
e edge of bed by seats
replaced 2003 beans that did not sprout - bt peas
26 Sunflower Agway Sunbright 2009
Sunflower Agway Sunbeam 2009
Sunflower Agway Chianti 2009
Sunflower Hart's Red Sun 2009
Here and there back part of garden
03 Jun 27 Some parsley plants Bed s of house
28 9 lupine plants
"
04 Jun 29 Carrot Danvers 126 Walmart 2008 Next to 25 in bed by seats
30 Radish Crimson Giant Burpee 2009
Radish Cherry Belle Burpee 2009
Bt 29 and 25
Double row 2 packages
Germination 08 JUNE
05 Jun 31 Planted three large cherry tomato plants in bed s of house
 11 blueberries remain  BY cleaned out and weeded and staked blueberries in sw corner of lawn. I fertilized. - Rose fertilizer
Planted pr 2003 - rabbites keep chewing off
Now have chicken wire to protect
08 Jun 32 BY till ground and make fence for grapes
09 Jun 33 planted peppers in raised bed  California Wonder Apr 23 planting above
34 Canteloupe three hill sw corner of garden
11 Jun 35 Planted the three grapes by fence
36  several hills of cucumbers where squash broken off June 17
12 Jun half inch rain overnight Had an inch last week.
13 Jun 37 2 rows bush beans BT back tomatoes and sunflowers Germination 18 jun
38 2 packs BurpeeMammoth Sunflower 2009 by grape trellis June 18
Dug up and potted 14 blueberries mixed in with raspberries from Miller 2 years ago. Found three dead - total 17 -.leaving one unaccounted for.
17 Jun Moved some cleome seedlings Deer deterrent
18 Jun one inch rain overnight
Broadcast old [2003] cleome seed  SW corner of back garden
19 Jun damage to beans 19 May and 23 May- also to borage Sprayed Repels-All on them a couple of days ago- possible mislabeled  bottle??? 
rabbits merciless on sunflowers
20 Jun Inch of rain this morning
23 Jun Broccoli from garden for supper Peas almost ready Buttercrunch lettuce plentiful
24 Jun Weeding front garden 2 tubs full of weeds to compost pile not quite hopeless but close -VERY weedy
Poppies of red and pink both  blooming mostly in garden path cracks
39 Planted remainder of beans Germinated 30 JUN
25 Jun Two tub of weeds from front bed
40 Planted broccoli from Tom's  replace dead beans [7]
one inch of rain in afternoon
28 Jun Six tubs of weeds from front garden [tot 10]
30 Jun 3/4 inch of rain
02 Jul 3/4 inch of rain in afternoon Two tubs of weeds from front garden [tot 12] included 6 or 7 four foot thistles dug up. 
03 Jul more rain Two tub weeds- front garden [tot 14] another shoulder high thistle and several boxelders 
04 Jul Two tub weeds- front garden [tot 16] Deer eating daylilly buds
05 Jul One little package of peas for freezer Vines are tall, pods abundant, but fillling out slowly. 
06 Jul 1/4 inch of rain in morning one tub weeds from front garden [tot 17] Still clearing paths
08 Jul Two little packages of peas for freezer one tub weeds from front garden [tot 18] Small sections of garden are beginning to look civilized.
09 Jul Two tub weeds- front garden [tot 20]
11 Jul Daylillies starting to get serous about blooming 1/2 inch of rain in afternoon
16 Jul Picked half bushel of peas Froze 9 packages of peas
23 Jul 1/2 inch of rain evening
30 Jul 3/4 inch of rain overnight
31 JUL 1 inch of rain
07 Aug picked green beans
08 Aug scant inch of rain overnight
09 Aug 1/2 inch of rain afternoon Two large willows down Missed garden by inches.
10 Aug 1/2 inch of rain overnight
13 Aig Tomatoe plants blighted overnight
18 Aug 3/4 inch of rain afternoon/evening
19 AUg 3/4 inch of rain afternoon
28 SEP Brought in squash
29 SEP Brought in some peppers 3/4 bushel sweet peppers LOTS of variuos hot peppers - some to neighbors