2020 grow station

First batch started 2/1/2020

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Started putting the above in the ground 3/31/2020

New batch started 4/6
labuyo didn’t come up so we tried again
cucumbers, beans

Backyard Trees

selecting backyard trees

arborvitae
how many?
plant 6′ apart

white magnolia virginiana (sweetbay white)
Height:40 to 50 feet
Spread:15 to 25 feet
http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/magvira.pdf

Juniperus virginiana
The eastern redcedar grows to a height of 40–50′ and a spread of 8–20′ at maturity
Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Redcedar
Virginia Juniper
Red Juniper
Pencil Cedar
Carolina Cedar
Red Savin
Baton Rouge

Sassafras Tree

Height: 30.00 to 60.00 feet
Spread: 25.00 to 40.00 feet

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=i820

fertilizer

Perhaps my last year as I’m switching to compost.

Nitrogen helps shoots (above ground)
Phosphorus helps roots (below ground)
Potassium is used by the whole plant (like a vitamin).

grass
OrganicFallLawn101

front flower garden
hydrangias
10-10-10 twice in summer
manure once/year
roses
https://www.heirloomroses.com/info/care/how-to/fertilize/

vegetable garden
tomatoes

hostas 10-10-10 spring
tulips 10-10-10 spring & fall
red-osier dogwood 10-10-10 spring&fall
moss – none
ferns – 10-10-10 susceptible to burning

honeysuckle bush- invasive fertilize with used car oil

2020 flower garden planning

Front Yard
create full sun garden in front of sidewalk
expand clematis, trellis over sidewalk

cilocia- native
snap dragon- not native

plants
milkweed
butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa subsp. tuberosa)
clasping milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis)
common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
fourleaf milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia)
green comet milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)
poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)
purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)
red milkweed (Asclepias rubra)
redring milkweed (Asclepias variegata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata subsp. incarnata)
swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata subsp. pulchra)

bee balm
black eyed susans
butterfly weed
trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

white carpet lily

instead of honeysuckle
American beautyberry, American hazelnut, buttonbush, Carolina buckthorn,
elderberry or deciduous holly

Wild Geranium – native
forsyhia alternative: spicebush

2020 vegetable garden planning

Vegetable Garden
we’ll be downsizing this year, not as many peppers, squash, eggplant, zucchini

new: concord grapes- full sun
Vitis vinifera ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’

Tomatoes
husky cherry red (which are rather large and grow in clumps like grapes) from seed started inside
German Pink from seed started inside
Granny Cetrell German Pink from seed started inside
Portuguese.from seed started inside
beefsteak
early girl or 4th of July
sunsweet cherry
black cherry

1 yellow squash
1 eggplant
1 zucchini
cucumbers Kirby, slicing
okra winter sown
sunflowers – large & small (from seed), exotic

Peppers *SHU: Scoville Units
choch hab 425,000–577,000
jam hot choch 100,000-200,100
mad hatter from seed started inside 500-1,000SHU
hot cherry Liebesapfel chili pepper 100,000-35,000SHU
long red hot 100-1,000
italian long hot 100-1,000
italian sweet peppers 0-500SHU
kung pao 7,000–12,000
thai hot (many sub varieties) 50,000 – 100,000
poblano 1,000-2,000SHU
portugeuse 5,000-30,000
jalapeno x2 2,500-8,000SHU
labuyo 80,000-100,000SHU

herbs
taraggon
mints: chocholate, pineapple, apple, peppermint, spearmint, strawberry, orange
rosemary from Leons
bbq rosemary
lilac x3 from Leons
basil
lemon grass
oregano
chervil
dill winter sown
parsley came back
ordered seeds:

Rebecca Brabson recommended Armenian cucumber and the Mexican sour gherkins for the novelty

Renaissance Farms Heirloom Tomatoes
Granny Cantrell’s German Pink Tomato – 10 SEEDS
German Pinks Tomato – 10 SEEDS
Michael’s Portuguese Monster Tomato – 10 SEEDS
https://www.renaissancefarms.org