Sunday, June 05, 2016

Poltrack Garden 2016


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"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20
has wasted 30 years of his life.”  - Muhammed Ali


Good Morning Readers.

I finally finished the first round of planting for the 2016 Garden. Normally I would choose two varieties of tomato seed, an early cherry and a mid-season slicing variety. However this year Amazing Flower Farm packed six packs with six different varieties, and thet break that down into subsets of varieties. I ended up with 12 different types of tomatoes, six different types of peppers and two varieties of cucumbers. Now the onus is on me to keep track of successes, failures, yield, fruiting dates. Gardening has become data driven, but that is good thing for a computer guy.

My "office" for this task is very pleasant, because many of the shrubs are coming into bloom.

I really don't want a lawn so I'm pleased to see lily-of-the-valley and sweet woodruff taking over shady areas

I thought this azalea was dead but was happy to see blossoms

Rhododendrons are in bloom right now, peonies will be next

Buds on the smoke tree. When they flower they will look wispy and look like "smoke"

The first of the Pitcher Plants to have a functional trap

Rosy Lights Azalea one of the Northern Lights deciduous azaleas

Meet the dozen tomato varieties


Black Cherry

Five Star Grape

Mountain Magic

Pink Princess

Principe Boghese Cherry

Sweet Chelsea Cherry F1

Premio F1

New Girl
Juliet

Big Beef (will it make it?)

Estiva

Jetstar F1