Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by BLT, Mar 27, 2014.
Good point about the bylaws
Yeah, I think the overgrown plum tree next door is attracting it. This is the first time we have had a problem in the last 2.5 years we have lived here. We (and his tenants) have been on the landlord next door to trim the tree but he has not done it yet. If he doesn't get on it soon, it's going to cause serious damage to our building.
Also, I have not seen the neighborhood Persian since this little rascal invaded our little enclave, so I am scared it hurt him.
We got a jalapenooooooo
Unlikely, if that makes you feel any better. The cat is probably just avoiding it.
I hope so. The cat usually sits on my fence daily. I have not seen him in over a week.
Keeping my zucchini plant watered is practically a full time job right now. I always tell myself Im not going to plant them again, but then I always do. Putting it in a tomato cage was an A+ choice though.
Our zucchini was killed by a shit ton of caterpillars a couple days ago :/
Apparently one of our neighbors moved and might have taken the Persian with them, which may also be why the raccoon has suddenly appeared (that Persian ruled his enclave of backyards).
So I'm going with that.
I planted two peony bushes in a space in our front garden in May. One of them seemed fine but the other was limp and leaning the next day. I propped it up and it seemed to do a bit better but still was limp compared to the first one. They are right next to each other so the amount of light and shade they get is almost identical. TG pointed out that the healthy looking one might have more shade on the roots. Maybe that is the difference?
I was going to move the sad looking one but then it bloomed. It bloomed first. Now that the bloom has wilted it seriously just looks like it is dying though. The stem is a red colour where the other peony has green stems.
I think I need to move it this weekend but I can't figure out what is wrong with it.
I wouldn't move it yet because that could shock it. Trim it back when it's completely finished blooming to give more energy to its roots. See what happens next year.
They do that. Dead head it then cut it back when it’s all spent. If you’re worried about sun on their feet throw some mulch down.
I'm also thinking I may have over watered it. We haven't had much rain over the last few weeks so I have been going out in the mornings and watering all the gardens. When it was limp I started focusing on it. That may be what has made it worse, according to my googling.
Thank you. I'll deadhead it once the blooms are completely off and then leave it alone for a bit. It got some new mulch last weekend so hopefully that helps as well.
We had a huge thunderstorm and a lot of rain this morning, around 6. By noon the ground was completely dry again in the heat. Would you water again in the evening? I've been watering once per day, but quite a lot, in the evening and I'm not sure if they will need their full amount today after the rain--but on the flip side I don't want to parch them in the heat either.
I think except in big heat waves, watering 1-2 inches a week is PLENTY. Keep stuff too wet and you can encourage certain diseases.
This is heat wave territory here. When it's cooler (normally summer is around 70-75 but it's been 85 every day) I water significantly less. So I should be ok to skip it tonight?
Unless they look droopy
No one warned me the Aerogarden is a gateway drug.
The problem with gardening is that you just put a thing in some dirt and the ground is pleased and rewards you with food. It’s MAGIC.
All the little things that get started from seeds are particularly satisfying. I had some cucumber plants I had to cull because my container was too crowded. I was going to give the extras to my neighbor, but I waited maybe a little too long (we had a bunch of rain and they had a crazy growth spurt pretty much overnight). I wasn't able to get much of their roots out, and they looked AWFUL. I thought for sure they would die, but I planted them in little cups and hoped for the best. Those suckers actually pulled through! They were browning and wilty for like a week, but somehow perked up. I wonder how they'll do after they get transplanted again lol In She plants them in her backyard which gets a lot of shade, so in general my plants seem to do a little better than hers. Her tomato plants are tall and leggy, but they still produced decently last time she tried them.
Meet Carlos, my Charlie Brown lime tree that I got on massive discount.
@Zombie Llama I love him. TG and I also name our trees
Man I wish I could grow citrus outside. I’m debating g moving my lemon out for the summer. But I put it in a nice pot.
My zucchini and cucumbers are not being pollinated well enough I need to quickly attract bees but not sure how. My local grocery store doesnt have plants. My sunflowers should be opening this week. My catnip has flowered. Ugh. All this work and nature is failing me.