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Everything is doing well though 2 hills of watermelons haven't come up. They will get replaced by Sugar Baby friday if they don't come up by then. BTW were you able to use any of the seed I mailed you? Trudy's 10th birthday was last saturday.
We're doing okay. Trudy had 4 masses removed. After 3 weeks we finally got the test result of 2 types of tumors but both benign. Gardening wise an entire packet of Malali watermelon seeds have failed to come up. I have a second packet but both are from Baker's Creek. Other than that the garden is fine. I had a court case tuesday and 3 more coming on the 29th, 30th, and 1st.
I'm beginning to think there's no hurry in planting. What I mean is, we keep getting these cold pulses, and sown stuff isn't in any hurry to grow. I planted beans, cukes, squash already. Yesterday it got chilly and wet AGAIN. cukes are struggling to put out the first true leaves after sitting with cotyledons for a while. Same for squash. I did plant some Romanesco zuchinni early, and they have 5-6 true leaves now, but lost 50% of plants to wind when they had 2 leaves. Replant hasn't sprouted yet. Beans sat in the ground long enough that I was afraid they'd rotted. They now have a whopping 2 true leaves for each plant painted with mud. Maters that were planted a few weeks ago do have their first bloomset going, but the peppers planted last weekend look a little shocked still. I think we'll zoom straight to the 90's pretty quick. An interesting year for sure!
Doing well here despite a little late plantout on the tender stuff. Of course the kiddos don't help! They do all have their own little plots this year tho and all are excited about it. Baby steps ya know.
Maters are just beginning their first bloomset. Peppers have a while before I'll let them have their flowers. Been cutting brassicas (including real live cabbage! Err - thanks for your tips on that!) taking green onions, etc. Corn, cukes, beans, squash & melons still have a long way to go to harvest.
Hey, how are you?! Just wanted to tell you that Al's Five and 10 on Old Shell and McGregor has a Rabbiteye blueberries for $7/gal. The plants look really healthy and are just short of 3 feet tall. They have several varieties, mostly early season types. We got 6 plants and I'm going back for more. Maybe I'll start a neighborhood "U PICK EM" lol! How have you been? Did you make it through that Christmas tornado ok? Hope so!