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
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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
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
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
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
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.