Back from trip! Haven't peeked yet!

nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)June 7, 2014

Well we're back from 2 weeks in Hawaii! Our daughter was given instructions on the minimum watering that would keep everything alive, but not ruin her social life! (We all have our priorities, don't we?)
I've been tempted to go out with a flashlight, but have resisted!
Will report in tomorrow! Nancy

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loribee2(CA 9)

Welcome back, Nancy!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 10:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Well, the tomatoes are ready to be tethered to the wire, went from about 10" to 2' in 2 weeks!
Corn went from 3" to about 8".
Squash (zuk and crookneck) will start delivering in a day or 2!
Green beans have started traveling! Need to finish the jute up the bamboo soon!
Tomatillos still have flea beetle bites, but look healthy.
Daughter said she watered the raised up garden boxes, but I think she forgot them! Peppers and eggplant are dead! Sigh! Need to till up those beds for re-planting!
I didn't see a lot of gardens in Hawaii, but have read of them! I'm thinking it's too humid to not have a bunch of fungus and disease!
Anyhow, still not sure what time it is! Really tired!
Back to the garden tomorrow! Nancy

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loribee2(CA 9)

Glad almost everything made it okay. Your garden sounds about where mine is. I bought zucchini at the store yesterday, and realized this morning I shouldn't have. I'll have my own before the weekend is out. Sorry to hear you lost your peppers. They aren't exactly plants you can just start again from seeds right now. Gonna replace them with something from the nursery? I hear the Santa Rosa Farmers Market sells good starts this time of year.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

I like Imwalles in SR.
They grow their own and are very inexpensive. Nancy

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loribee2(CA 9)

Good to know. I lost half my peppers to birds one year. Bought some starts at Home Depot to replace them, and the difference between them and my home-started ones were significant. I swore I'd never waste my time with big box starts again after that.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 12:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Imwalles didn't have single pepper starts, so I got a 6-pak of bells and jalepinos! Also 6-pak of eggplants! Whoooooo, I might be in trouble! LOL Nancy

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 8:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loribee2(CA 9)

LOL glad you were able to replace your lost plants.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 10:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
elisa_z5

Very nice -- garden success, AND you've got a tan :)

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 10:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

NO NO! NO tan! I'm a former redhead and HIDE from the sun! LOL
It was actually too HOT for me this time! High 80-mid 90s! YUK!
The last 2 times we went were in March/April low to mid 80s..perfect!
Anyway, I planted the new peppers and eggplants and realized that some had survived! I might be in BIG trouble in August! LOL Nancy

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 9:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Skirret and Sea Kale
Can someone tell me where I might buy Skirret and Sea...
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
jute for vines?
I picked up some jute twine to trellis my beans, cucumbers...
slowjane CA/ Sunset 21
Planting two seeds. Should I keep both?
I've always heard you should plant 2-3 seeds per container...
asunk00
How to identify pressure treated lumber?
I live near an empty plot of land home site that has...
uscjusto
What is wrong with my cauliflower head?
One of my cauliflowers with the same soil, fertilizer,...
djkj
Sponsored Products
Fabbian | Oru F25 A07 Pendant Light
YLighting
Auburn Old Bronze Two-Light Bath Fixture
$398.00 | Bellacor
Gatco Satin Nickel Tiara 24" Wide Round Mirror
Lamps Plus
Vinotemp 2-Bottle Wine Dispenser
$734.00 | FRONTGATE
Home Decorators Area Rug: Perpetual Red 5' 3" x 8' 3"
Home Depot
Indoor/Outdoor Bordered Patio Rug (8' x 10')
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™