Tuesday Garden Party
September 13, 2011 3 Comments
Well I brought my basket of most used gardening tools and my Webster, along with my sewing machine, lots of fabric, books and quilting/sewing gadgets to my daughter’s house here in Reno, Nevada. I figured maybe her yard would need work, but it doesn’t really. Instead I used my breast cancer kneeler to clean her refrigerator!
I went to a growing garlic and onion seminar Saturday and at least now know why my first attempt at growing onions did not work. So I am ready to get on the garlic/onions at the appropriate times for Humboldt County, CA (zone 9). Garlic should be planted in October and onion sets in January. Boy was I off! No wonder those onions never really grew.
In talking with the teacher about blight, a real problem I have had with my grafted tomatoes, she says she has only watered hers once and they are doing great. So obviously I overwatered my tomatoes. We have gotten a few, but the blight is spreading through the plant. I thought for sure DH would not want to try again, but he does, so at least now I know even more!
Miller Farms Nursery in the town where I live gives seminars throughout the year. I am going to be attending as many as I can. My 82-year-old mother likes to go with me too.
So I will be home Saturday. Hopefully DH waters tonight before he leaves for hunting tomorrow. My flowers usually last through October. I try to move my pots from around the front porch and will again decorate like last year.
For inspiration, be sure to check out the participants at the garden party at www.anoregoncottage.com.