A real, live, garden update…about things that are GROWING!
Here’s the tour:
First, the garbage can potatoes are doing nicely. These are just 5 or 6 organic purple potatoes that sprouted in the cupboard, thrown in a garbage can with some dirt and a lot of drainage holes. I covered all but the top few inches of this growth with dirt after the photo, and I’ll keep doing that until I fill the can with dirt. Then, just let ’em sit and cook till the plants die back! Easy as pie.
I’m trying an “early spring” garden in our box this year- by mid summer it has too much afternoon shade to be really successful, but I’m hoping these things can get off to a good start, or even finish their season, before then.
These little “Tom Thumb” peas truly ARE tiny. I’m amazed they survived at all- for weeks while I waited for the seeds to germinate, I visited the pot daily to poke the seeds back into the dirt after squirrels or crows dug them up. I think a few became snacks before they germinated. After they sprouted the critters kept digging them up, but not eating them. I kept poking the seeds back into the dirt. I’m just happy they’re growing!
Basil starts are starting to come in from Mom’s green house- I’ve got them protected a bit with these temporary “green houses.” Once the peppers and tomatoes come, they’ll get the special treatment too.
Oh. This. Well, I don’t know. It could be a few kinds of melons. Or winter squash. Or summer squash. And did you know that summer squash will not set fruit if they’re too near winter squash? And that if two kinds of summer squash are too near each other and cross-pollinate, you’ll end up with JEHOSOPHAT, WHAT IS THAT VEGETABLE? True story. My only hope is to separate these all out by leaf types, and plant them far, far away from each other. In pots. Because I don’t have sunny garden beds. Because…well, I just don’t. BUT I HAVE POTS! The Garden Will Live this year. 🙂
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