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Peas, Plants and Peaches

April 22, 2012

That’s right, it alliteration day here!

First up, there are peas growing in my garden.  This photo below was actually taken a week or so ago, and the peas are much bigger now.  I planted these peas during that one warm week where we reached the high 20’s (that’s Celsius).  They all pretty much germinated, and where those didn’t, I planted a few last weekend and they are up now too.  These are Super Sugar Snap and regular Sugar Snap.  I had planted Sugar Anne last year too, but not this year.  Maybe I will still plant some and see how they do.  The row cover was just on them to keep the squirrels from digging them up and eating them.  The cover is off now and their netting for support has been placed.

Peas are up and kicking!

The next photo is of my plants.  These are currently growing in my basement under lights.  There are peppers (Aji Dulce, Trinidad Perfume, Super Chilies, and Sweet Gypsy Peppers), Tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Sweet Hearts Grape, Big Beef, Viva Italia Paste, Stupice, OP Ultra Girl, and Campbells), Romaine Lettuce,Couve Tronchuda,  Kale (White Russian, Rainbow Lacinato, and Dinosaur), Bright Lights Chard, and Basil (Thai, Genovese and Lemon).

Plants hanging out in the tanning bed.

Lastly, I bought a hardy peach tree.  The variety is Reliance.  It was purchased from the Make It Green garden centre in Stittsville (really just south of the Bridlewood area).  They are self fruitful, vigorous growers, and fruit on last year’s growth.  Apparently I can expect to get some peaches even next year, with production really taking off in the 3rd year.  It will be an interesting experiment.  Doug, at Make It Green, has grown them before on his property and has had great success.  We’ll see how this one does for us!

1. Dig hole
2. Plant tree
3. Wait for peaches
4. Prune a whole lot each year (40-50% apparently)

If nothing else, it will have beautiful blossoms each year!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 23, 2012 6:10 pm

    I wish you well little peach. Your starts look good.

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