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I found that peppers growing with flowers that attracted pollinators did better that those that were planted by themselves. I think a splash of calendula flowers would really look nice and bring in those pollinating insects.
Greetings fellow gardeners
It is snowy and blowy and the too-many cats and I are enjoying the warmth of the woodstove. It is a nice way to spend the evening.
Peppers in Pots
I will be planting some sweet peppers in the next few days, as I love them in salads. It is a good time of year to plant peppers as they like to take their time to germinate and grow.
I went straight to my seed-saving container and I have found all of the pepper seeds that are in packages, or that I have collected. There are more than I thought. Thinking over last summer I have been working on an idea of where these peppers will go. I don’t intend to have any tomatoes in the front garden, so the jalapenos can go in a container in that area. I found that peppers growing with flowers that attracted pollinators did better that those that were planted by themselves. I think a splash of calendula flowers would really look nice and bring in those pollinating insects. I won’t start the calendula yet, however, as they are very quick to grow and room on my plant stand is restricted. I won’t be starting my tomatoes yet either. Six weeks before last frost seems to work well for tomatoes.
As I have tried peppers in pots and peppers in the ground, I have decided to grow all of my peppers in pots. I can make sure they are watered regularly and I think this year I will feed them when I feed my tomatoes and roses. I love planning for the growing season.
Terracotta Pot Wreath
I spent some time at the hospital recently and, as I had to wait a while, I spent that time scrolling through gardening sites. That is a fun thing to do. After some deliberation, I decided to try the terra cotta pot wreath that I found. I can pick up some inexpensive pots and a strong cord and start experimenting. I would love to plant them up with herbs or succulents. While I would love to hang it on my front door, I would worry about the pots being jostled and possibly breaking. I think perhaps hanging it on my bird-feeding tree might work, as long as I don’t plant anything that the birds would want to pull out. I have a few other projects on the go, and talks to write, and articles to finish. I miss sitting quietly in my garden.
The snow is continuing to fall. The snowplow is working on my driveway which distresses my cat Harold as he wants to watch the birds. I did get news at the hospital. I should be getting a call soon about knee surgery. I am hoping to have at least one happy knee by the summertime. Enjoy your week. Judith. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Veggie Bites are available at https://sghorticultural.wixsite.com/website or https://gardeningcalendar.ca/articles/veggie-bites/