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!!!