There are only a few things to do in the garden this month. I did want to get some peat pots to go inside my clam shell boxes. I used these last year, but the transplant shock was too much. So, I found some little peat pots to go inside. I’ll plant some seeds in those, and let them get much bigger before I try to put them in the garden outside. The Farmer’s Almanac says the 17th and 18th are good days for planting above-ground crops.
The amaryllis is coming up again for the third year! The bulb is becoming exposed so I need to fix that. I took it outside with the peat pots to the potting bench.
A little potting soil and it is now protected.
The violets were in need of attention as well.
The stem will put out roots if it is covered. I have let these go a bit too long. The exposed part is where leaves have come off.
There was room in the pot to simply add some dirt and press the stem down a bit to stabilize the plant.
I did the same with the other one.
I bought 2 packs of 12 little peat pots, and 8 will fill a clam shell plastic container. With the lids on, they will become little greenhouses.
The potting mix is outside on the potting bench, so I filled the peat pots up and arranged them in the containers so I could take them inside. The soil can get warmer in the house for the seeds.
The seeds are out at the hardware store, so I am all set for planting this weekend.
Just a few little chores for now. Now, back to looking at gardening books and planning for this year’s flowers.
Are you doing any gardening chores, or garden planning now?