Container Garden

Here is what I have growing so far…

Gold Yukon Potoates:

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Radishes:

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Carrots:

 

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Garlic:

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Lettuce:

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Summer Garden

Here are a few pictures of the garden I have going now. Let’s see…I am growing Tomatoes (a few different varities – Rutgers, Sioux, and Better Boy Hybrid), Bush Beans, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Asparagus, Garlic, Cucumbers, and Ground Cherries.

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With the beans, I planted an entire package on one day, waited 10 days and then planted another package, waited 10 days and planted another. I am hoping this gives me a constant yield throughout the summer.

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Cucumbers climbing...

Cucumbers climbing…with bean plants in the foreground.

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I can’t wait until some of this is ready to harvest!

 

This Year’s Garden

So, this year I have decided to plant tomatoes, ground cherries, and Chinese lanterns (these are for decoration around my deck) from seed. I think I’ll try zucchini and yellow squash – but I’ll buy them from Home Depot already started 🙂

I got three types of tomatoes to grow – Better Boy Hybrid (bought the seed pack at Home Depot), Rutgers (also bought at Home Depot), and Sioux (purchased online from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds). The Sioux tomatoes did so well last year, that I decided to get them again. I also bought the ground cherries and Chinese lanterns from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

The tomatoes have sprouted well and came up pretty quickly!

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I put toothpicks on each row with labeled sticky tabs to know what is what.

I put toothpicks on each row with labeled sticky tabs to know what is what.

And today, I saw a sprout from the ground cherries! Keep growing, guys!

Can you see the tiny sprout?

Can you see the tiny ground cherry sprout?

And, third from the left, you can just make out a little sprout from the Chinese lantern seed. Come on, grow!

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I am using the pods you can get at Wal-Mart or Home Depot (or probably tons of other places) to start the seeds. They’re really easy to work with.

What are you planting in your garden this year?

Flower Garden

The flower bed is doing OKAY. A certain puppy dug up some of them, but most have been growing fine without him. Bugs, of course, have gotten to some of them as I see evidence of them nibbling on the leaves. BUT, I had my first Morning Glory bloom today!

Red honeysuckle

Red honeysuckle (I didn’t grow this myself-just to clarify!)

Morning Glories climbing up some bamboo

Morning Glories climbing up some bamboo

First Mor!ning Glory

First Mor!ning Glory (started from seed)