Garden Update: Avoiding an Egg Pun

Such as eggcelent, or eggciting news.

I save egg shells in the freezer.  Then after I have a bunch, I cook them, crush them, and spread them in the garden.  It’s supposed to be good against snails and good for calcium supplementation.  Now, I don’t know if we have a snail issue — but there are some small holes on my spinach and other plants.

In other news — I’ve screwed up the tomato seedlings and I don’t even know how.  Out of 12 robust seedlings, three have survived a week after transplanting.  We have 6 seedlings that have sprouted out of the chocolate bell peppers.  I have no idea how I’ll handle those when it’s time to transplant.

I planted a second container of peas, a planter of borage seeds, and a planter of “autumn king” carrots.

I also spent 90 minutes weeding and pulling out some dead plants out front to make room for the citrus trees.



  1. Gretchen said,

    February 16, 2010 at 4:17 am

    What kind of peas are you growing? I’m trying to decide whether to do English peas or sugar snaps. I love English peas but hear they are more of a pain. How are you trellising them?

  2. almostima said,

    February 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I’m growing Alaska Peas. They are supposed to mature in 55 days — but so far, it’s been 9 days and still no sprouting, so I doubt the 55 days estimate. I bought bamboo sticks to put up in a TeePee style in the planter. We’ll see if I can make it hold together.

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