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Raifu's grow log, 2020

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This thread is just a general grow log for me to keep track of information that doesn't seem best-suited to a more specific forum.

I'm planning to start seeds next week. I have my containers ready (I found some that seem good on Amazon; they arrived, today). Yesterday, I got a supply of worm castings (with some peat moss mixed in) for my seed-starting mix. Thankfully, they weren't out! I got five bags. I plan to save some mix for next year, and not to use any in foam cups. For the foam cups I plan to use regular garden soil, as that worked well last year for cucurbits (this is in an unheated greenhouse; I wouldn't want to do that indoors). So, the worm castings are for Solanaceae plants, herbs, and things.

I've been worn out from last year's stuff over the winter, but I'm getting ready to go again. Hopefully it won't be so stressful, this time.

I don't plan to cage more than a few tomatoes, if that, this year.

I plan to dig up the Jerusalem artichokes to eat. Then, hopefully we'll put black plastic where they are and the area north of them. I could put tomatoes there, if we can get them there early enough (otherwise, watermelons). Maybe I'll put watermelons there anyway.

Some ground has been appropriated for cabbages, kale and other stuff. So, I can't put tomatoes or muskmelons there as I probably would have intended. But there's plenty of ground, even if I have to cut down on my cucurbit growlists. I may or may not grow gourds, squash, and as many muskmelons as intended, I mean.

I might grow a few Glass Gem corn plants.

I don't plan to grow as many burr gherkins. Maybe a few plants.

I plan to start plenty of Marion tomatoes.

I still need to freeze most of my seeds.

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So, I froze the seeds for several days, and planted the peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, safflower, red epazote, wonderberries (from the 3-fruit fuse), West India burr gherkins, Stevia, Glass Gem corn, Spicy Globe Bush basil, and probably other stuff. They've been in the greenhouse since about Friday. I just watered them.

The velcro on the greenhouse isn't working as well, this year (it's very old for a store-bought tent-like greenhouse). So, the vents have been coming open. I'll have to pin them shut with safety pins or something. I have rocks weighing down the sides, to ensure cold air doesn't come through there. the black plastic underneath it will hopefully help to warm it.

It's supposed to be alarmingly cold for a couple days soon. So, I'm thinking about just bringing the trays in the house those nights. They'll probably sprout faster and more abundantly that way.
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I added a few safety pins on yesterday's date. Hopefully they hold.
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I've been taking the seed trays in the house at night for the last two nights, and I plan to do it again tonight, due to unusually cold weather.

The Corrales Azafrán safflower is the first thing to have sprouted. It sprouted, today:



I guess they sprout faster in last year's mix, or conditions. Most species of plants took longer to sprout in last year's mix, however.

It looks like the Shungiku sprouted, too (it's hard to tell in the picture, but they're clearly sprouting to the naked eye):
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Here's what I've planted, so far (planted at the date mentioned above, last Friday or so; later plantings mentioned by date); except where otherwise specified, there's only one cell planted of each entry (typically with 7 seeds per cell, sometimes more, and rarely less):

Tomatoes:
[103/104 kinds, depending on whether Moneymaker and Sweet 'N' Bright are the same; 129 plants; some of the extra plants should be genetically unique from others of the same kind, due to not being true-to-type.]

• Amana Orange (Marsha's; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Ambrosia Red cross F2 (F1 was yellow; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Amish Rose
• Amy's Sugar Gem (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Austin's Black Cherry
• B.S.X. (Brandywine Sudduth's x Black Cherry?; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Bear Creek
• Best Boy F1 (Sprouted by 9 Apr)
• Better Boy F1
• Better Boy F2 (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Big Daddy F1 (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Black Cherry
• Black Krim x Garnet (planted unfrozen seeds in Wild Tiger's spot on 30 Apr)
• Bloody Butcher (potential mutant/sport; sprouted 8 Apr)
• Blue Berries (Baker Creek; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Blush (planted unfrozen seeds on 30 Apr where one of the Glass Gem corns was)
• Blushing Bride
• Bosque Blue
• Bosque Blue Bumblebee
• Box Car Willie
• Brad's Atomic Grape (Baker Creek; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Brown Berry (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Carbon (from FarmerShawn; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Carbon (other source from trade/gift)
• Chadwick Cherry (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Cherokee Yellow Perfection Peach (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Cherokee Yellow Red
• Cherokee Yellow Red Pear (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Chocolate Chestnut (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Chris Ukrainian (SHPC seeds; not 2019's saved seeds from the accidental cross; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Cold Black Brandy
• Cosmic Eclipse (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Crimson Cushion (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Deutscher Fleiss (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Djenna Lee's Golden Girl (from trade/gift; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Egg Yolk (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Esterina F1  (sprouted by 6 Apr; high germination rate noted on 8 Apr)
• Eva (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Galapagos Island (antifreeze; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Galapagos Island (from 5-chamber fruits; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Garnet
• Giantesque
• Green Gables (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Homestead (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Husky Red F2 (F1 was not rugose; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Isis Candy (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Indian Stripe (eyegrotom; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• ISPL (FarmerShawn; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Italian Heirloom
• Japanese Black Trifele (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Jim Dandy cross F2 (seeds didn't sprout the previous year I tried to grow it; trying again this year; sprouted by 10 Apr!)
• !Juliet F2 (sprouted by 6 Apr; pulled it up because of an issue that may have been a disease)
• Karma Pink (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Katja
• KBX
• Kellogg's Beefsteak (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Kellogg's Breakfast (purple tape, newest date; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Large Red Cherry (Sprouted by 8 Apr; plant disappeared by 9 Apr)
• Lila Sari (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Lucid Gem (replanted on 30 Apr in the same spot; seeds not frozen)
• Luna (sprouted by 10 Apr)
• Malakhitovaya Shkatulka
• !Malinovoe Chudo (sprouted by 6 Apr; died post-transplant or was pulled up due to Pythium)
• Margaret Curtain (sprouted 9 Apr)
• Marion, fruit #1 x 4 (saved seeds; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Marion (SeedsNow packet; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Marion, fruit B (saved seeds; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Marion, fruit C (saved seeds; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Marzano Fire x 2 (Sprouted by 8 Apr; died; replanted in Neves Azorean Red's spot, one container, on 30 Apr, with unfrozen seeds)
• Medovaya Kaplya cross F2 (the F1 was a red plum; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Mexican Yellow cross F3 (probably crossed with Chapman; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Moneymaker
• Moonglow (from trade/gift; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Mr. Brown (Sprouted by 9 Apr)
• My Sweet Plourde (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Napoli x 6 (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Neves Azorean Red (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Nineveh (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• NM BB cross (Brandy Boy cross F3; PL; near-multiflora, from fruit with huge blossom scar, with taste similar to regular Brandyboy F1; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Old Brooks
• Ovita (doublehelixfarms)
• Ovita (saved seeds; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• !Pakenham Pear (from fruit with long shelf-life)
• !Pantano Romanesco
• Pierce's Pride
• Pink Cheeks (doublehelixfarms)
• Pink Cheeks (saved seed from container-grown plant; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Pink Ping Pong (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• !Polaris (Sprouted by 9 Apr)
• Porter (2019 saved seeds; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• !Prue (Sprouted 8 Apr)
• Purple Calabash (Heirloomtomaguy via Tormato; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Purple Calabash (newer trade/gift source; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Queen of the Night
• Red Calabash (Sprouted 8 Apr)
• Red Oxheart (label said Red Oxheart, but the initial trader called it Pink Oxheart)
• Riesentraube (Baker Creek; red version; sprouted by 9 Apr)
• Rose De Berne (Sprouted by 9 Apr)
• Rosella (Sprouted by 8 Apr)
• !San Pedro
• !Sausage (from 2019, from among six fruits; sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Sheboygan (from an oxheart-shaped fruit; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Silvery Fir Tree (saved seeds)
• Sprite (sprouted 8 Apr)
• Stellar F2 (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Summer of Love (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• SunChocola F2 (planted unfrozen seeds in True Black Brandywine's spot on 30 Apr)
• !Sweet 'N' Bright (AKA Hellfrucht)
• Sweet Orange Cherry (saved seed; Diane Seeds was the original source, labeled Orange Cherry; yellow/gold fruit)
• !Sweet Orange Cherry (TomatoFest)
• Taiga (sprouted by 10 Apr)
• Tart Brandy Boy cross, fruit #1 (Brandy Boy cross F3, PL, from a plant with really good, tart, pink fruit; sprouted by 8 Apr)
• Tart Brandy Boy cross, fruit #2 x 3 (Brandy Boy cross F3, PL, from a plant with really good, tart, pink fruit; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Tart Brandy Boy cross, fruit #3 x 3 (Brandy Boy cross F3, PL, from a plant with really good, tart, pink fruit; sprouted by 7 Apr)
• Trucker's Favorite (Sprouted on 8 Apr)
• !True Black Brandywine (Baker Creek)
• !Tundra (sprouted by 7 Apr)
• !Wild Tiger (sprouted by 6 Apr)
• Yellow Plum (Sprouted by 8 Apr)

Peppers:
[20 kinds; 30 plants]

• 7-pot Gigantic SR Chocolate
• Aji Habanero x 2 (2019 saved seeds; sprouted 8 Apr)
• Big Mustard Mamma
• Black Mustard Bhutlah (from one of the earliest fruits in 2019)
• Bulgarian Carrot
• Carla's Jalapeno (from large Jalapeno peppers from Carla; sprouted by 8 Apr; first pepper to sprout)
• Chocolate Bell x 2
• Cubanelle
• Georgescu Chocolate x 3 (2015 saved seeds)
• Greek Golden Pepperoncini
• Hawaiian Kona
• Jimmy Nardello Italian x Corbaci F2
• Lipstick x 3 (saved seed)
• Neapolitan (Victory Seeds)
• Neapolitan x 3 (saved seed)
• Pepperoncini Piccante
• Randy Sine's Evil Jalapeno (orange; 2019 saved seeds)
• Ring of Fire x 2 (saved seed; hopefully from the container)
• Sweet Banana (saved seeds)
• White Cloud (saved seeds)
• White Fatali

Muskmelons (all planted on 30 Apr):
• Honeycomb x Torpeda F2
• Honeycomb x Ashkahabad? F2
• Honeycomb F2
• Charlie's Pride offtype
• Canoe Creek Colossal
• Orangeflesh Honeydew
• Noir de Carmes x Metki Dark Green Serpent F2

Watermelons (all planted 1 May 2020, all from seeds I saved in 2019):
• Santo Domingo Winter x 3 (each fruit a different fruit, including the largest one I saved seeds from)
• Santo Domingo Dark Green x 3 (all from the largest fruit)
• Santo Domingo Brown Seeded x 3 (all from the largest fruit)
• Navajo Red x 2 (each from a different fruit)
• Weeks NC Giant #1—from a large fruit
• Weeks NC Giant #2—from 18lb fruit
• King Winter—fruit a fruit grown last year from the original seed packet
• Winter Queen
• Wintermelon
• Corner Round
• Navajo Winter

Other:
• Cushaw White squash (direct-seeded in the garden, and planted in two foam cups in the greenhouse on 2 May; all these seeds already had roots, and were harvested and zapped with a Z4EX on the same day, before planting)
• Fernleaf dill (direct-seeded all seeds on 30 Apr; right position)
• Glass Gem popcorn x 3
• Mammoth dill (direct-seeded all seeds on 30 Apr; left position)
• Morelle De Balbis (2019 saved seeds)
• Red Epazote x 2 (sprouted 4 Apr; excellent germination)
• Safflower x 2 (saved seeds; both cells sprouted on 3 Apr)
• Salsify (wild kind that grew on its own; leaving it where it sprouted; quite a few plants, by the horseradish and strawberries)
• Shark Fin Melon squash (direct-seeded on 30 Apr)
• Shungiku edible mum (sprouted on 3 Apr)
• Spicy Globe Bush basil x 2 (saved seeds; sprouted 4 Apr)
• Stevia (unknown species of Stevia)
• Sunroots x 2 (2019 saved seeds)
• West India burr gherkin x 5 (sprouted 4 Apr)
• Wonderberry x 6 (all from the three-fruit fuse; sprouted by 10 Apr)
• Yolanda's Purple tomatillo x 2 (from early container fruit; sprouted by 7 Apr)

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Today, the following things sprouted:
• Red Epazote (both cells)
• Spicy Globe Bush basil (both cells)
• West India burr gherkins (2 cells)

They're in the house, now. I plan to take them outside for the rest of the season within some minutes.

Okay, they're out, now. (This is an edit, of course.)
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By today, the following things sprouted:

• Galapagos Island, antifreeze (lots of seeds sprouted; very impressive)
• Juliet F2 (two seeds sprouted)
• Blue Berries (two seeds sprouted)

I was surprised and impressed (and pleased) that the Galapagos Island tomato whose fruit survived lots of freezes germinated the fastest and most abundantly of all my tomatoes, this year! Strangely, the 5-chamber Galapagos Island hasn't sprouted at all, yet. Galapagos Island has never before contended for the fastest sprouting (it hasn't been the slowest, either). Hopefully, it's genetic, but it could be that all those freezes helped the germination.

Galapagos Island:


Juliet F2:


Blue Berries:
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Here's what sprouted today (more plants sprouted a bit later in the day; lots of tomatoes):

Tomatoes:
B.S.X.
Blue Berries
Brad's Aromic Grape
Cherokee Yellow Red Pear
Chocolate Chestnut
Cosmic Eclipse
Esterina F1
Eva
Galapagos Island (5-chamber)
Galapagos Island (antifreeze; this seems to be the first one to have sprouted of all the tomatoes, this year)
Green Gables
Homestead
Isis Candy
Juliet F2
Kellogg's Beefsteak
Kellogg's Breakfast
Malinovoe Chudo
Mexican Yellow cross F3
Napoli
Near-multiflora Brandyboy cross F3
Ovita (from saved seeds)
Porter
Sausage
Wild Tiger

Other:
Morelle De Balbis (Edit: Nope! That was a stray basil seed. Still waiting on this.)
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Here's what sprouted by today:

Tomatoes:
• Ambrosia Red cross
• Better Boy F2
• Carbon, from FarmerShawn
• Cherokee Yellow Perfection Peach
• Deutscher Fleiss
• ISPL (both)
• Japanese Black Trifele
• Marion C, and #1
• Medovaya Kaplya cross F2
• Pink Cheeks, from saved seeds
• Stellar F2
• Summer of Love
• Tart Brandy Boy cross #2 and #3
• Tundra

Tomatillos:
• Yolanda's Purple, both
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Here's what sprouted by today:

Tomatoes:
Amana Orange
Amy's Sugar Gem
Big Daddy F1
Brown Berry
Bloody Butcher
Chadwick Cherry
Chris Ukrainian
Crimson Cushion
Djenna Lee's Golden Girl
Egg Yolk
Husky Red F2
Karma Pink
Large Red Cherry
Lila Sari
Marion B
Marion, SeedsNow
Marzano Fire x 2
Moonglow
My Sweet Plourde
Neves Azorean Red
Nineveh
Pink Ping Pong
Prue
Purple Calabash, both (they sprouted before Red Calabash, the same day)
Red Calabash
Rosella
Sheboygan (Oxheart)
Sprite
Tart Brandy Boy cross #1
Trucker's Favorite
Yellow Plum

Peppers:
Aji Habanero
Carla's Jalapeno (First pepper to sprout.)
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Here's what sprouted by today:

Tomatoes:
Best Boy F1
Margaret Curtain
Mr. Brown
Polaris
Riesentraube
Rose De Berne
Sweet Orange Cherry (saved seeds)

I thought Large Red Cherry already sprouted on a previous day, but I don't see any plants in it, today. Maybe a grasshopper ate it. One of the Marzano Fire seedlings and maybe another plant or two had been topped by an insect. Fortunately, that Marzano Fire container had another seedling in it. I located a grasshopper and removed it from the greenhouse—but there may be more.

I think the plants got too hot on at least one day before today, as well as today itself. Some of them seem to have some damage as a result, and some seem fine (some are coming up with very thin stems and leaves). And/or, I may have over-done amendments at planting time. If future seeds in the same containers are fine, it was probably just the heat.

Oh, the first Sheboygan to sprout is one of those thin ones, but it's a tricot, too! I hope it gets thicker and is fine.
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Here's what sprouted today:

Tomatoes:
• Jim Dandy cross (hooray!)
• Luna
• Taiga

Other:
• Wonderberry (3-fruit fuse; strangely, just one plant has sprouted, so far, but it looks good)

One observation I have is that the black plastic seems to make the greenhouse a lot hotter (such that there's more risk of over-heating the plants). I don't think I should put it on black plastic next year (and maybe I should even move it, this year, if I can find a place).
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Alas, most of the plants froze on Monday morning. It's getting cold again tomorrow morning (so, the plants are in the house).

Fortunately, my 3-fruit fuse wonderberry plant (only one has sprouted, probably because of the heat by the edge of the greenhouse) is alive and looking good.

There are still plants, of course. The tomatillos weren't bothered by the cold or heat, either.

I plan to replant some things, whether or not I do it tonight. Some nice people are sending me some more seeds for some of those wherein I'm out of seeds.
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I replanted most of the things that died. I'm keeping them in the house tonight (not because I have to, but because it just felt cold out there, and I wanted them to be warm to speed germination).

I planted some different kinds in place of some of those I'm out of. The different kinds include, but aren't necessarily limited to these:

* Missouri Pink Love Apple (Totally Tomatoes; in Marzano Fire's spot)
* Beefmaster F1 (Tundra's spot)
* Garden Leader Monster (in the other Marzano Fire's spot)
* Afternoon Delight (in Blushing Bride's spot)
* Red Beefsteak (in Crimson Cushion's spot)
* Rutgers (in Polaris's spot)

I moved the greenhouse to a more level piece of ground without black plastic. Hopefully that should help the plants on the sides not to get scorched.

I put the plants outside in the rain, for a while.
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Here are the things I ran out of, yesterday (apparently, my records aren't perfect, since they didn't mention I had three bags of Boxcar Willie to begin with, this season; I still have one left, now):

Out of these, as of yesterday:
Nineveh (Baker Creek, packed for 2016)
Silvery Fir Tree (my saved seeds; 9 Aug 2017; only 1 pack if there are more; I have more Silver Fir Tree in other packs, whether or not from the same date)
Better Boy F1 (Ferry Morse; pelletted seeds; packed for 2019)
Marion (SeedsNow; tested 2018; I still have Marion seeds from fruit B)
Green Gables (Marsha; 2020)
Black Cherry (TomatoPassion; Premium 2015; I have more Black Cherry seeds)
Cold Black Brandy F4 (Tormato; 2015)
Bear Creek
San Pedro
Large Red Cherry (HTG; 2012)
Esterina F1 (MW Farms)
Deutscher Fleiss (2019)
Giantesque
True Black Brandywine (Baker Creek seed; labeled Black Brandywine on the zipper bag)
Taiga (Marsha 2020)
Queen of the Night
Rosella (Marsha 2020)
Pantano Romanesco (Baker Creek seed; in zipper bag)
Rose De Berne (2015)
Margaret Curtain (Marsha; 2020)
Luna
Moonglow (Sdambr; 2015; I might have a store-bought pack of Moonglow)
Lila Sari (2019)
Austin's Black Cherry (Tormato; 2015)
Boxcar Willie (2012 HTG; I have another bag of Boxcar Willie)
Bosque Blue Bumblebee (2015)
Amana Orange (Marsha 2020)
Amish Rose
Karma Pink (Marsha; 2020)
Chocolate Chestnut (Baker Creek; packed for 2016)

Here are the ones I had empty bags for on 28 March 2020:
Here are the empty bags I have:
* Isis Candy (TomatoFest, packed for 2009; it only had two seeds; I mixed those with my other source in the same cell; I still have more Isis Candy seeds in another pack, which I also used)
* Marion C, 2019
* Mr. Brown, standard (may incl. Prem, saved 2015)
* Chadwick Cherry, Premium, 1oz, saved 2015
* Pierce's Pride, Sustainable Seed
* Wild Tiger
* `12 Sweet 'N' Bright AKA Hellfrucht; 2oz; disease resistant, coolbythecoast
* Tundra
* Polaris
* Neves Azorean Red, sdambr 2015
* Marzano Fire
* Malakhitovaya Shkatulka, Premium, 14oz, 2016, CJ
* Crimson Cushion, from eyegrotom of TV (I have various Beefsteak tomatoes)
* Box Car Willie, Premium, 12.5oz, saved 2015
* Blushing Bride
* Brown Berry cherry
* Marion, fruit #1, large, first, 2019
* Lucid Gem
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This post is to catch up on things that have happened (not necessarily today).

The plants have been back in the greenhouse for some days. The large vent was in tatters; so, I took it off the greenhouse. some of the velcro on the greenhouse has lost it's ability to stick (making it more difficult to close the main opening).

We have onions, potatoes, and snow peas planted outside.

Two potato plants from last year have sprouted.

The artichoke plant is looking nice.

The alpine strawberries (and Tresca and/or Fresca) are flowering (many of them, anyway). The alpine strawberries that did don't look diseased anymore. I dug up the regular Ozark Beauty strawberries, except for the one with the least chlorosis (they were quite chlorotic). The seed-grown Ozark Beauty and especially the seed-grown Quinault are struggling, perhaps due to being undersized (Tresca and Fresca are looking much better, though).

The sweet potatoes are in the kitchen windowsill waiting for it to get warm enough to plant them outside. Ants have colonized that windowsill, and have been drinking the water from the sweet potato jars rather thirstily, like animals at a watering hole in Africa.

I moved some sunroots to another location, but there are still plenty to dig up in the old locations.

I split up some He Shi Ko bunching onions to get more plants growing, and transplanted three Crimson Forest bunching onions by them.

It rained, today, in the evening (while still light). It just stopped recently, I think.

I haven't been tracking what's been sprouting and dying (aftershock from the previous cold/heat, and damping-off from indoors) in the greenhouse, much, but new things have been sprouting and some old things have been dying (including Neves Azorean Red). I plan to record things after I'm sure eveything that's going to live is going to live; or, perhaps I'll do it at transplant time.

A few more wonderberries from the three-fruit fuse sprouted.

Morelle De Balbis sprouted, I think when it was indoors, but at least one plant in the cell probably died.
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I dug up the sunroots, today. That's all of them until they resprout (with a few exceptions).

Let me plot out tomatoes with potentially smaller to medium plants that I'm planning to grow (these might be huge, however); these are to go by driveways and sidewalks so as not to overgrow them too much, if at all:
* Sprite
* Japanese Black Trifele
* Bloody Butcher
* Husky Red F2
* Napoli
* Porter
* Austin's Black Cherry (smaller than Black Cherry's plant, I hear)
* Medovaya Kaplya cross
* Mexican Yellow cross
* Tart Brandy Boy cross
* NM Brandy Boy cross
* Marion
* Sheboygan
* Rutgers
* Garden Leader Monster
* Nineveh
* Esterina F1
* Blush (because of late start)
* Marzano Fire (because of late start)
* Black Krim x Garnet (ditto)
* SunChocola F2 (ditto)
* Silvery Fir Tree
* Stellar F2
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Raifu's grow log, 2020

Raifu
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The sunroots sprouted yesterday or so. They took a while, this year, but they sprouted.

I transplanted quite a few tomatoes, today (including the Mexican Yellow cross, all the Brandy Boy crosses, except those I might give away, both Galapagos Island tomatoes, one Marion #1 tomato, Blue Berries, Isis Candy, Eva, Money Maker, Chris Ukrainian, Chocolate Chestnut, the Medovaya Kaplya cross, and a bunch of others). These are the first I've transplanted, this year.

The Black Cherry tomato finally sprouted.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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All of the muskmelons, and most of the watermelons sprouted by today. Both Cushaw White squash in the greenhouse and a number of them outside with the sunroots have sprouted, too. The Shark fin Melon squash seeds (which were direct-seeded in a spot with black plastic) sprouted, by today (eight plants in one spot sprouted); they are where Aunt Gertie's Gold was last year.

The tomato transplants are looking good. Some of them looked thirsty; so, I watered all of them.

Here are the tomatoes I transplanted on Saturday:

Columns go east to west (Mexican Yellow cross being east and Moneymaker being west); rows go north to south (row 1 being north and row 2 being south):

South middle plot:

Row 1: Mexican Yellow cross F3, Garden Leader Monster, Moneymaker, N/A, N/A, N/A
Row 2: Nineveh, Medovaya Kaplya cross F2, N/A, N/A, N/A
Row 3: Bloody Butcher (potential sport), BSX, N/A, N/A, N/A
Row 4: Ovita SS, Better Boy F2, Ovita store, N/A, N/A
Row 5: NM BB cross F3, Box Car Willie, Missouri Pink Love Apple, N/A, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2
Row 6: Chris Ukrainian, Amy's Sugar Gem, Carbon (FarmerShawn), N/A, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2
Row 7: Porter, Old Brooks, N/A, N/A, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2
Row 8: Blue Berries, Rutgers, Marion #1, N/A, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #3
Row 9: Jim Dandy cross, N/A, N/A, N/A, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #3 (the ones in the greenhouse are #3, too)
Row 10: Pink Ping Pong, Carbon, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #1, N/A, Chocolate Chestnut

West plot (backyard)
Galapagos Island (5-chamber) (SE location surrounded in wood posts; room for one more tomato east of it)

NW plot:
Row 1: Isis Candy, Eva
Row 2: N/A, Galapagos Island (anti-freeze), Sweet Orange Cherry SS (2019)

Note that Eva is where Cushaw White was last year, and Isis Candy is where Black Futsu was last year.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Okay, on the evening of 11 May 2020 (Monday), I transplanted a bunch more tomatoes, which I plan to endeavor to record here on the 12th. I just finished watering them all. I also transplanted and watered the safflower in two spots without splitting it up; the leaves on both plants were yellowing, but it hadn't spread to the surrounding tomatoes in the greenhouse; so, I'm not sure what it is, if it's an issue.

Some tomatoes that I remember transplanting are Purple Calabash (both), Red Calabash, Pink Cheeks (both), My Sweet Plourde, Yellow Plum, Brown Berry, Brad's Atomic Grape, Riesentraube, Marion (store seeds), Chadwick Cherry, Juliet F2, Austin's Black Cherry, Cosmic Eclipse, Bear Creek, Summer of Love, and plenty of others.

Sans the area that the greenhouse covers, and the area north of it, the south middle garden plot is full (of tomatoes).

Here are the transplanted tomatoes, to date:

South middle and west plot:

Row 1: Mexican Yellow cross F3, Garden Leader Monster, Moneymaker, Purple Calabash (HTG), N/A, N/A
Row 2: Nineveh, Medovaya Kaplya cross F2, Queen of the Night, N/A, N/A
Row 3: Bloody Butcher (potential sport), BSX, Summer of Love, N/A, N/A
Row 4: Ovita SS, Better Boy F2, Ovita store, Moonglow, Pink Cheeks (store)
Row 5: NM BB cross F3, Box Car Willie, Missouri Pink Love Apple, Pink Cheeks (SS), Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2, My Sweet Plourde
Row 6: Chris Ukrainian, Amy's Sugar Gem, Carbon (FarmerShawn), Rosella, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2, Red Calabash
Row 7: Porter, Old Brooks, Sheboygan Oxheart, Purple Calabash, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #2, Cold Black Brandy F4
Row 8: Blue Berries, Rutgers, Marion #1, Pierce's Pride, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #3, Silvery Fir Tree
Row 9: Jim Dandy cross, Kellogg's Beefsteak, Juliet F2, Green Gables, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #3 (the ones in the greenhouse are #3, too), Cherokee Yellow Red Pear, Mr. Brown, Marion (store)
Row 10: Pink Ping Pong, Carbon, Tart Brandy Boy cross F3 #1, Yellow Plum, Chocolate Chestnut, Cosmic Eclipse, (was My Sweet Plourde at this time, but retransplanted it the next day or so), Green Globe artichoke

West plot (backyard):
Chadwick Cherry
Ambrosia Red cross F2
Bear Creek
Galapagos Island (5-chamber) (SE location surrounded in wood posts; room for one more tomato east of it)

NW plot:
Row 1: Isis Candy, Eva
Row 2: Austin's Black Cherry, Galapagos Island (anti-freeze), Sweet Orange Cherry SS (2019)
Row 3: Wonderberry volunteer, Brown Berry, Wonderberry volunteer
Row 4: Wonderberry volunteer, womderberry volunteer, Brad's Atomic Grape, Riesentraube
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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