Saturday February 27th 2021, 11:22 pm
Filed under: Garden

One to five and a half inches. Three were started at the same time, the littlest later and popped up last week.

So I celebrated by planting some of my sister’s Lebanon White squash seeds she sent me, a variety I know absolutely nothing about other than that she likes them, and some zucchini, along with a pepper that one of my friends reacted to the idea last year with, Oh, that’s cool!

And another with, Then what’s the point?

Heatless Habaneros: all of the flavor, none of the pain. Last time I tried they were plantless seeds and a moot point. This time I have those rooting-hormone plugs on my side. The seeds are a year older, but so were the butternut squash and four out of six of those came up.

I still have another two dozen kernels from the exquisite Anya apricots, if anyone else would like to try growing a few; my plan is to go to the post office Monday and after that wait to go out again till after the vaccines we’ll be eligible for in two weeks. Plunk’em in a plug. Get your head start now.

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I’m so tempted on the apricots, but after searching the interwebs for tips on growing them in Oregon, the verdict is they just don’t do well. Even folks successful with other stone fruits admitted failing with apricots. Given the size of our yard, I’d better save it for something with a higher likelihood of success. But I’ll be rooting for yours (even without any extra hormones).

Comment by twinsetellen 02.28.21 @ 5:12 pm

I would love to try an Anya apricot. But it would not likely do well in my neck of the woods. There is also the question of getting that plant life over the border. However I have a sister close to Dallas Fort Worth. Maybe she would be interested. And I have a great niece in san Francisco. She might have good luck. I will ask them and let you know.

Oh wow! The “save my name” feature is working again. Say thanks to the resident geek for me!

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 02.28.21 @ 5:46 pm

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