Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tomato Bed and Potato Bugs

The mortgage lifter tomato plants are very happy in the raised bed and growing nicely. But what are these insects on the potato leaves? Yuck. Ewwww.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Broccoli Peeking

Was very happy to see the broccoli forming. Yay! We're having intense heat. Hope these guys grow big fast so we can eat em.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Combo Bin - Potato, Sunflower, Cantaloupe

Only half of this potato bin seemed to sprout, so I got crazy and and planted sunflowers AND cantaloupe in the 2 foot by 2 foot section. This is a foliage explosion waiting to happen. Stay tuned and see what happens to this in another 2 months. Wow. Can you say overgrown?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lettuce, Kale and Onion Bed

The lettuce is starting to grow. Since it is in a raised bed, I like to keep giving plenty of water and so far so good. Keeps right on growing. Looking forward to some salad soon.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Garden Update - Raspberries / Broccoli

Here is our little raspberry bed. So far 2 of the 4 raspberry plants have sprouted leaves. The broccoli plants are really growing fast now. Hopefully we will get some broccoli to eat soon.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Potato Bin Progress

Well the potato bin is really going bananas. Got the 3rd level in today. I keep adding soil mix and cover all but the tops of the plants. It would be so great if I could get 100 potatoes out of this bin, but time will tell how it turns out. For now, it sure is fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Potatoes Ranch

Some of the potatoes in containers are starting to bloom. The raised bed potatoes have grown to the second level now. We added a 2 x 8 row, and filled with more soil mix. The 2 other raised beds have tomato plants, although 1 of the tomato plants was eaten by someone so only have 3 tomato plants left in this area.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Potato Growth - Tomato Beds

Well the one potato bed is growing fast and furious, but the other potato bed barely has 4 plants out of 20 that came up. Not sure why, and now I forget which bed was gold and which bed was russets. I think the bed on the left is russets but not for sure. The 2 new beds that went in today are for tomatoes. Will plant 2 per bed and then use 2x2 lumber to build a cage around the plants for support. More to come on that as they grow. Happy Gardening!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Raised Bed Broccoli - 4" of Rain

Here is the raised bed with 8 broccoli plants and 1 cabbage plant in the center. Dad has the challenge of growing the largest cabbage for an elementary school contest. No pressure, right? The potatoes in containers are lined up next to the raised beds. Last night 4 inches of rain, omg, lol, that's a lot of rain.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We're Back - New Farm - New Potatoes

Well we have been away from the blog for a long time. Traded in our suburban existence for country living. We're starting over with new gardens, and because of the clay soil, we are using raised beds for now. Here is the new potato ranch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cucumbers Today

Howdy. Well we are just thrilled about gardening. The cucumber plant keeps putting out cukes even though it had a rough spell with the heat wave. Picked these today. That makes about 52 this year from just one plant. The container bush cucumber plants died early, but this straight eight keeps on growing and flowering. Yay!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tomatoes Going Bananas

Just when we think we have seen it all, the day of 9/9/9 hits and our tomato harvest is exactly 100 in a single day!!!!! Wow. It took three bags to haul them in the house. We counted the batch here one time and it turned out to be exactly 100. Some of the tiny ones we do not count, but it is stunning to have so many in one day. We have been sharing, and tomorrow sounds like another good day to share. Happy Gardening from Our Suburban Garden.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tomato Tuesday

Today was a big tomato day. 36 picked and 300 year to date all together. Wow!! Mortgage lifters in front of the blogging machine. Japanese black trifle on top of the keyboard. Volunteer tomatoes on the right side in front of one sad looking cucumber. My opinion: mortgage lifters are huge, tasty and shaped weirdly. Black trifles are a little disappointing in the size and low output, but we'll happily take what we get. This is one of those days when the picking basket just isn't big enough. Happy Gardening!!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Potato Ranch Update - 29 Plants

Here's the latest with the potato ranch. We have 3 rows. In front are the youngest plants. In the back are the oldest, and hopefully soonest to harvest. In the middle are the halfway grown plants. After taking the photo, we were motivated and planted 2 more containers of spuds. Happy Gardening!!! Stay Cool.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Onions Out, Potatoes Blooming, Ahhhh

Back at Our Suburban Garden it is onion picking day. The onions completely wilted so we thought we would clear the area. Wah Bam, now we have onions a plenty. For now anyway. In the background are our flowering potatoes. In all our months of potato gardening, these are the first flowers we have gotten. These days of plentiful fresh home grown veggies are so rewarding. Have a happy gardening day.