In addition, #1's allergies have gone from sounding like her nose is always stuffed to uncontrollable itching and sneezing fits. I know a lot is likely the tree pollen and having windows open in the warmer weather, but I know some of it is Mocha too. After careful consideration, and as much as I adore her loving personality, we've decided that Mocha will be put up for adoption once she's spayed and fully vetted. I'm asking for donations to help pay her bills. At the moment we're budgeting paycheck to paycheck and there are a few more bills that need to get paid before we can start saving for Mocha's vet care. I am hoping that with some donations I can get her in sooner.
New sprouts spotted in the last four days include: Spaghetti squash, Mary Washington Asparagus, Blondkopfchen Tomato, Stuttgarter Riesen Onion, Emmy Tomato, Blacktail Mountain Watermelon, Pink Sunshine Tomato, Fantome du Laos Tomato, Delicata Squash, Fordhook Zucchini, Rose Beauty Tomato, and Baby Pam Pie Pumpkin.
The first night the blueberry plant was out the low was supposed to be 40-degrees, but the next morning my Weather Channel phone app said it was 32-degrees outside. Most of the leaves are turning yellow and dying back. I don't know if it is going to be able to be saved. I have it under the blanket tonight and I think tomorrow (if I can remember) I'm going to bring it in and put it under a grow light inside for the week until it warms back up and see if I can nurse it back to life.
Recently #3's Girl Scout troop did a gardening project and each of the girls got to take home a seed tray full of dirt and freshly sown seeds (they got to plant). She's thrilled that hers are popping up already. They'll be returning the seedlings at a later troop meeting and planting them into a community garden plot. From what I understand, the fruits of the garden will be donated to help feed the needy in our area. I just wish her troop leader would have told us, so I would have known to have extra space for them under the grow light! I've shuffled things around, and it looks like her seeds are happy now (though I think the Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb I planted back in January is not going to make it long enough to go outside). The poor Prickly Pear cactus is pushed to the back and gets no light now as it's being covered completely by the Chester Thornless Blackberry that has gone absolutely crazy wild with growth.
It looks like out last frost date this year is around 5/27, so hopefully soon I can start moving some of these plants outdoors. They're starting to take over!