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Garden Diary: April 2, 2104

Published / by Kim

March 31, 2014 — inside:

  • transplanted one hillbilly tomato plant to larger pot, to see how it would do; used fertilizer in transplant hole

April 2, 2014 — outside:

  • crocuses continue to pop up and bloom
  • cowslips look like they were getting tiny green leaves, but they don’t seem to be growing or doing very well
  • daffodil shoots are growing
  • bleeding hearts are sending out shoots
  • one of the heucheras in front is growing small, new leaves

In far side raised bed, direct sowed:

  • dwarf grey snap and Amish snap peas, 2 squares of each; accidentally planted 16 to a square instead of 8, so will need to be aggressive in thinning
  • Danvers carrots
  • Paris market carrots; end of the packet
  • radishes: French breakfast, plum purple, watermelon, and selzer purple
  • turnips, 2 squares
  • chard, 2 squares

In long planters for deck:

  • several varieties of lettuce, many plants-worth

This & That

Published / by Kim
  • We closed on our refinance last week. Not even a year here and we already refinanced. That’s sort of surreal. The re-fi saves us about a thousand dollars a year, which is very nice.
  • Today I’m going to mail our property tax appeal documents. If this works, it will mean significant property tax savings. This house was last assessed during the height of the real estate bubble and is over assessed by about thirty percent as a result. Fingers crossed.
  • I found a WordPress plugin that does SMTP authorization, which my host requires for sending email. This means that, at last, blog comments will be emailed to me again.
  • My daffodils are by this unseasonably cold weather. I hope the warm up coming in the next few days will jump-start them and that they haven’t been lost for good this year.
  • Saturday I finally go curtains for the dining room. They were out of stock, of course, but should be delivered soon. It will be so nice to get rid of those hideous blue things that were here when we moved in.