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Garden To Do List Follow-Up

I have been working diligently on my gardening list, knocking items off and also adding some one.  Here’s the updated list.  Items crossed off in black were done when I originally posted this list on May 10.  Items crossed off in red have been accomplished since then.  Items in green have been added since then.  Items in purple I have decided not to do or to do much later.

  • put up brackets for hanging baskets
  • plant morning glory seeds in one hanging basket
  • fill second hanging baskets with plants
  • hang hanging baskets
  • repot gardenia
  • repot pink hibiscus
  • purchase Texas hibiscus
  • plant Texas hibiscus front flower bed
  • move tiered steps outside to southeast corner of back fence
  • remove compost from left bin
  • put trellis up on two tomato containers
  • purchase trellis for squash container
  • plant squash in container
  • find sweet mini pepper plants to buy
  • dig up & amend north side of back fence line
  • dig up and move daffodil bulbs
  • plan iris bed area
  • repot blueberry bushes
  • plant some zinnias and marigolds in containers
  • move or buy holly bush for front flowerbed
  • purchase more border bricks from Walmart
  • plant peppers in bags that blueberries are currently in
  • start miscellaneous flower seeds in small pots
  • remove diseased tomato
  • apply fungicide to coreopsis in front bed
  • continue removing brush from front beds
  • put mesh covering back on raised bed
  • smooth/grade dirt in utility yard
  • plant ajuga in utility yard
  • set up pavers in utility yard
  • apply linseed oil to the fence
  • plant more lettuce in the shade – will need container
  • hang baskets from dining room window
  • deal with mold/fungus in Swiss chard bed
  • plant more green beans

The last two items were added this morning.  While harvesting Swiss chard, I noticed white stuff covering the soil in some areas.  At first I thought it might be just the cottonwood seeds that are in the air everywhere, but then I noticed a coating on some of the chard itself.  It’s probably from too much moisture and not enough air/sunshine.  The chard side is pretty thick with plants, while the other half of the bed is more open, few plants of beans and lettuce, and the white stuff is not showing there.

possible moldpossible mold

 

Swiss chard leaf with possible fungus

 

I would have the mesh on the raised bed by now, but Bill decided last weekend to build a covering that was easy to move off the bed when I needed to harvest.  That entailed another trip to Lowe’s on Sunday for supplies – you would not believe how many trips to Lowe’s we have made in the past three weeks, nor how many different Lowe’s stores we have visited!  Unfortunately, the evening weather has not cooperated and the wooden structure has not been built yet.  I assume it is a wooden structure, because we bought “furrin’ strips” at Lowe’s.   He’s tried to explain to me what he’s building and I couldn’t tell you if my life depending upon it!  We shall just have to wait and see!

 

 

 

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