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|Fireweed, calendula, and baby sunflowers|
This is what I'm probably most excited about! I planted a couple dozen strawberry plants last year, and was so good about pinching off all the flowers, so that the plant's energy could go into root growth. And it worked! 16 of them came back this year, and a couple are sending out runners. Many had an abundance of delicate white flowers, and are now showing promise of a handful of fruit!
My dear friends over at Maple&Me gave me starts of a Siberian tomato from local heirloom seed folks at Pingo Farms.
I planted these two out in the garden, and the rest in pots on the upstairs (sunny! warm(er)!) porch:
We shall see, but so far, the garden planted tomatoes seem happier and more robust and vigorous. Which totally disproves my hypothesis that they would be happier in containers on the porch. Isn't science fun?? The real test, of course will be in another year or three when we get the greenhouse built!
P.S. All photos were taken at 10 pm last night. Three cheers for the Solstice sunlight that penetrates through the thickest smoke!