over the past year of living here. I created a small herb garden in front and then along the fence have several raised beds and veggies in containers. It is not elaborate, but enough to make me smile and give me plenty of weeding. 10 months ago
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We were just given 2 tall fiberglass planters. They are rectangular in shape and I suppose we will bury them 3/4 way down. Now the question is where… 22 months ago
Technically, we do have a garden now. It’s not full yet but we are growing tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers, lettuce, green beans, squash, zucchini, and blueberries. I still have to construct a border around the whole thing though. I’ll consider this goal complete once I’ve done that. 2 years ago
anytime i buy food, i buy organic . unless it’s NO OTHER WAY .
this can get really expensive.
my health is my wealth !
although i heard of laws, or future laws preventing the growth of certain plants, i seek to start growing my own food .
thinking of starting with tomatoes, peppers, and. . small herbs .
i dunno how this will work in a one bedroom apt., but i will make it work ! 3 years ago
Sadly, the only thing doing well is the Jalapeno plant. The tomatoes did their best but that wasn’t much. The beans grew, but didn’t flourish. The peas died quickly. The squash kept splitting open. The zucchini never took off. The herbs did ok.
Perhaps better planning next year will pay off? Or perhaps I will focus on herbs and non-edibles and not try to coax dinner out of my porch. 4 years ago
I put in two long skinnies, one of beans and one of peas. I also got two more rounds of zucchini and planted basil, chives, and thyme. I was encouraged by how well my first strawberry pot did, so I planted a second. And I just brought back a bunch of succulent clippings to help add visual variety w/o spending any money. Ohhh yeah. 4 years ago
It’s goin… ok, i guess… but, I’ve made a bunch of mistakes and feel like I’m not learnin a whole lot for next year.
Here’s what I know for next year:
Start more seeds indoors earlier.
Use trellises sooner.
Grapes need higher supports.
Bugs eat my carrots. But the seven-dust seemed to have worked to get them away. 4 years ago
I’ve got tomatoes and strawberries living in pots on my patio. I’ve eaten a few strawberries and I’ve got some beautiful green tomatoes in the works.
I’ve got pots for more plants, but I’m running out of time to get them in the ground. How big a pot do you need to grow a zucchini? 5 years ago
is a whole bunch of nothing. But I’m thinking about it. I’ve got a patio to work with, as pictured here. And we’re getting on toward winter, so I’m not sure what I should plant at the moment. I don’t really have to worry about frost but there will be cold and a lot of rain.
Any suggestions to what I should plant? 5 years ago