The Gardening Saga Continues

The rainy saga continues as I fight pests, experience crop failure, replant in containers, and hope for the best. This year I am spraying BT, scouting for armyworms, and using spot applications of organic pyrethrin dust to ward off the cucumber beetles. The purple sweet potatoes are growing well and spreading quickly.

What’s Blooming? Hardy Hibiscus Zinnias

Despite the pest pressure, I have managed to get some beautiful blooms this past week. I have another hibiscus grow-out in progress that I will update later on. I will plant more daylily seeds very soon. I love growing plants from seed and already have a few selections planted in the yard. The soft-leaved hibiscus has grown tall and is providing shade for the chicken pen just as planned.

Daylily Seedling Update

Two years ago, I did some random crosses with Little Grapette, Little Business, and a few others. I saved the seed pods and planted them the same year. Since we have a long growing season, this works out just fine for me. This spring, I have enjoyed taking pictures of my cute flowers every morning. Some of these seedlings were surprisingly large or small when considering the parents! This year, I plan to plant the daylilies in my flower beds and plant more seeds for another 2-year wait.