Planting Seed

About now, it’s two months until serious planting occurs in my garden. To prepare for that invasion of aliens, I began to plant seed indoors:

  • 1000 onions
  • 50 tomatoes
  • 25 hot peppers
  • 25 hotter peppers
  • 25 petunias

I have ~40K marigold seeds, too many to start indoors but I may plant a tray or two to give prominent areas like the doorstep and patio a head-start.

I’m going to try some desperate measures to try to save the hare-damaged trees in the yard. I’m going to take cuttings from what survived and try bud and stick grafting. I’ve not done that successfully before but the apricot and the dwarf apple were doing very well. I expected them to fruit this year or next. I want to give them an optimal chance to survive. This guy did “bridge grafting” to help a young tree survive girdling.

I will buy some chicken wire and protect the young trees this year. I’ve lived here 8 years and this is the first year I’ve seen this kind of damage in the yard. I guess no good deed (planting fruit-trees) goes unpunished.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Planting Seed

  1. ram says:

    Hope your grafting and plant protection efforts are successful. I’ll be interested in hearing how they turn out.

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