Seed Starting for Spring 2011:
Seeds planted: Krim Tomato, Roma Tomato, Basil (Thai and a Custom Blend by Botanical Interests), Torch Tithonia, catchfly, Orange Fogo pepper, Red Demon Pepper, Italian Trio Eggplants, Red Savina Habanero
Date planted: January 5, 2011.
9am 1/13: 1 combo Basil, 1 Roma, 1 Krim
3pm 1/13: 8 combo Basil, 4 Roma, 4 Krim, 2 Thai Basil, 1 Torch
3pm 1/14: 15 combo Basil, 5 Roma, 6 Krim, 9 Thai Basil, 4 Torch
9am 1/18: 24 combo Basil, 7 Roma, 9 Krim, 19 Thai Basil, 9 Torch, 3 Fogo, 4 Demon, 5 Eggplant, 1 Habanero, 1 catchfly
1/19: brought veggie seedlings home and moved outside
1/23: transplanted Krim and Roma tomatoes to 4" pots
2/13: transplanted Torch Tithonia to 4" pots, mostly in the pots that the Romas and Krims didn't make it.
2/14: catchfly and the non-thai basils all died because of lack of water (both at work, and I was out sick 3 days, then there was the weekend; so at least 5 days without water does not make for happy seedlings).
2/27: Attend the Green Garden Festival at Zilker with my Inlaws. Stop by the Sunshine Community Gardens booth to look at their list of plants. See a postcard with information about the sale. I grab it and hand it to my mother in law. I notice that it has a "get a free tomato plant" coupon with it. Not a problem, I have like 6 good tomato plants at home, I don't need any other tomatoes, peppers, or eggplants.
3/1: Notice that I only have 4 tomatoes left alive - 1 Roma and 3 Krims
3/3: Birds or squirrels ripped up 2 more of the tomatoes. Also a squirrel went and dug a hole in my box where I'm growing the rest of the veggie seedlings, so all the habanero seedlings were ripped out. DAMN VARMINTS! I put the habaneros back in the dirt and pressed it down and everything and am hoping for the best
3/5: Go to the Sunshine Community Gardens plant sale to look for a birthday gift for my mom (I had remembered there being artisans at the sale in years past). End up buying 2 tomatoes (Roma and Krim), a Jalapeno plant, and a Naga Jolokia plant. Didn't find anything for my mom. Get home. Talk to mother in law on phone. She's decided that she's not going to go to the plant sale and she'll just buy the plants at the Georgetown Farm Supply. Could have used that coupon. dangnabbit.