It's pretty much the end of the growing season.
I wanted to rewind to the beginning of summer, and talk about some of the things I did when the growing season started. I was way too busy to blog regularly, so this post is long overdue! I had a lot of extra seedlings that I wanted to give away and contacted my cousin Kathy out in Queens to see if she wanted any of the plants for her backyard. She said yes, and back in May I went over to her house and we did an afternoon of planting.
We planted 6 pots of Heirloom tomato seedlings. I gave her a variety of tomatoes ranging from Jaune Flamme, to Brandy wine and cherry tomatoes. Doesn't Kathy look so happy?
We also transplanted some heirloom pepper seedlings.
Here are all the seedlings transplanted!
We also sowed seeds of lettuce, radishes and snap peas.
Here we are reading the instructions of how deep to sow the seeds.
Carefully counting out radish seeds.
And planting them. These will grow so fast! Radish seeds all sowed.
And planting plenty of lettuce seeds! These seeds I got free from Super Sow Sunday on Gardenchat.
We planted lettuce in window box planters. They grow well in there.
Kathy is really into gardening, she especially loves orchids and has an amazing collection of orchids in her kitchen. She's been able to have them re-flower! I have to get Kathy to teach me how to get orchids to re-bloom, I have never had that happen before. I need to learn that trick. I really enjoyed chatting with her about gardening! Gardening is definitely in our blood.
Serious beginner gardeners!! In the back, you can see all the pots we transplanted. I just realized we are all wearing black shirts! We're like a gardening gang! Go team gardeners! We dressed alike, but it was not intentional!
It felt like we planted for hours! It was a lot of fun!
Handing out seeds to the helpers!
It is so much fun to share in the gardening "bug".
Stay tuned for the next blog post, I'll be writing about how well the plants did!!