Olive bread, spanakopita, pita bread, melitzano salata all from Baklava Couture; black pepper chevre, alpsiago (asiago-style) cheese both from Shepherd's Whey Creamery; strawberries, pink lady apples, an ear of popcorn; batard of sourdough from Atwater's; burrata ravioli, fresh fettuccine, and mushroom ragu from Cucinia al Volo as part of their market deal.

Also picked up the following seedlings:
creeping thyme
two Purple Blush tomatillo
two Purple Beauty bell peppers
two fish hot peppers
a Czech black hot pepper
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I planted my three hardy kiwi plants in pots today. As they arrived as four inch tall plugs, I figure they could use the time to grow a bit. I also planted za'atar (Syrian oregano), Provencal lavender, 2 pink-flowered strawberries, a red snapdragon, spearmint, and an Italian oregano in pots.

I was going to plant some of the hot peppers, so I weeded out the larkspur which is everywhere in the one bed -- at first I was hoping it was carrots, but it's definitely larkspur and while it was nicely shading out the mint some idiot planted in the ground years ago, I don't want larkspur when I could have vegetables. And piling the pulled larkspur plants on the mint makes a good sunblock, so maybe that will help control the mint for a while, too.

However, I can't find my trowel, at least not this early in the morning. I'm going to clean off -- transplanting pots gets you covered in potting soil -- and look for it again.

At the very least, the day is comparatively cool and a bit overcast, with rain promised this evening. I've set out most of the seedlings. I want to put in the ground out in the approximate places I want to put them, to get them acclimated on a not-brutal day. I'll plant them today or tomorrow, even if I have to buy a new trowel to do so.

And at the very end, I was scattering bone meal and blood meal among the plants in pots and in the ground, and one of my neighbor's French bulldog puppy was very enthusiastic about investigating what I was doing. It probably smelled wonderfully disgusting to him.
Chicken empanada, batard of sourdough, pink lady apples, bosc pears, strawberries, a four-pack of marigold plants, and an assortment of seedling plants -- snapdragon, sunflower, milkweed, lemon verbena, Syrian oregano, Provencal lavender, spearmint, chile peppers, pink-flowered strawberries, and Asian eggplant.
Planted the sunflowers, bell peppers, thyme, lavender, and rosemary today.

Repotted a mini-rose I picked up at the grocery that needed rescuing. It may not survive, but it's still better off than it was. Potted the Atilla strawberry seedlings -- they're still teensy, and might not make the transition.

Thinking about planting melons, beans, and more corn when I get back from my trip. It might be hot enough by then.
I dumped several pots yesterday, so today I sowed a longbox with 'Lauren's Grape' Poppy from Botanical Interests, sowed three 4-inch pots with 'Yellow Wonder Wild Strawberry' and an 8-inch pot with 'Attila' alpine strawberry, both from from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

If the poppies don't come up, I can usually get live plants at MD Sheep & Wool. The strawberries are more of an experiment, but the 'Attila' cultivar is supposed to send out runners, which is unusual in alpine strawberries.

We're supposed to have rain/snow late tonight, so hopefully this was the right day to put the seeds in the ground. Now, off to add them to my Growstuff account.
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Pink lady apples, probiotic raspberry yogurt smoothie, cream, cubalaya eggs (peewee sized, so small batch baking!), pastrami from Urban Butcher (oh nom nom nom!), onion, a head of hydroponic lettuce that I immediately stuck in a pot of dirt, and a six-pot of johnny-jump-ups for [profile] hollimichelle's front flowerbed.
Today I set up a flowerbed! It took about 2 hours (including clean-up).

There are pictures and explanation over at my craft-blog.

And now, to bed...
I went yesterday... and had a great time.

Now I just need 12 more hours of sleep...
Well, an herb garden, at the very least, if 10 plants count.

But look, the Strawberry planter I bought from the National Gardening Association's shop works: Hanging herbs! )

I don't think that even the groundkeeping guys can ruin it, since they can't drown my plants this time -- the water goes in through the hole at the top, and I have inserted a plastic cup with a pinhole pricked through it as a sort of slow-watering device.

All it took was a trip to the hardware store for 4 feet of zinc-plated chain and a pair of S-hooks. Now my herb garden is at a great height for me to water and to collect plants.

I'm hoping that the Topsy-Turvy tomato planters arrive soon -- if they don't, I might just go back to the hardware store, since I saw that they *had* them, and when the ones I ordered come I'll give them to friends -- apparently you can grow peppers and other vegetables in them as well. I might need to borrow a drill to set the eyebolt for those, and I will definitely need to get more soil, but I am on my way to having a garden again! Squee!
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