How Does Your Garden Grow?
April 6, 2015 10:01 am at 10:01 am #1070454
Nice! What did you do with the first harvest?April 6, 2015 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1070461
Nice! What did you do with the first harvest?
still in the freezer :pApril 6, 2015 11:29 am at 11:29 am #1070469
I’m way behind in clearing out last year’s dead stuff, mainly because it was covered in snow for so long. So far the aconite and snowdrops have had their fun, now the little grape hyacinths are just starting. Those things are like ground cover here; I find the little bulbs almost everywhere I dig.April 6, 2015 11:56 am at 11:56 am #1070477
Peas in today. Onions too I hope. For anyone looking for decent plants for cheap the Sutherlands on Clime has 4 packs of lettuce and cabbage family for 0.89c for a four pack.April 6, 2015 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1070482
Yesterday I was able to get in my seed potatoes, also planted some beets, potted up some spinach, collard and kale greens.
Thinking about trying some mushrooms for the first time. We have a shaded area behind a shed that I think would make a good spot. Anyone ever grow mushrooms?April 23, 2015 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1073122
Three Creeks Park has carpets of Virginia Bluebells along the bottom lands near the confluence.April 23, 2015 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1073123
Turns out next Saturday is the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day – who knew!
http://www.wngd.org/ (NSFW – Obviously)April 23, 2015 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #1073141
Will check that link out later haha.
I have a very small area in which to do some gardening, and it’s all concrete, so I rely upon planters (hanging and traditional). I have a small area where I’ve planted two hydrangeas, and those do well enough, but the past two summers, I have planted basil, thyme, and mint in the hanging planters, and they’ve flourished for a month but fizzled by the time July rolls around.
Any advice on what I should be planting? They’re getting mostly shade all day, which is surely part of the problem.April 23, 2015 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #1073150
Most herbs love sun, full sun, so at least 6 hours a day more would be even better. Are you set on growing herbs? Or willing to look at other shade loving plants?April 23, 2015 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1073154
I was set on growing herbs, hence my attempts to force those square pegs into round holes.
But I’ll grow anything…April 24, 2015 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #1073253
Maybe try a bigger pot. Those hanging pots are not usually very large and the plant may just need a little more space. We grow all of our herbs in containers and I was never able to get them to over-winter until I placed them in larger pots. I’m talking at least 5 gallons.
Parsley, anise hyssop, lemon balm and shiso are some herbs that will grow in low light areas that receive only a couple of hours of sun daily.June 11, 2015 8:48 am at 8:48 am #1080220
The volunteer dill plants coming up in the whiskey barrel are delicious, so say the swallowtail caterpillars.June 11, 2015 9:30 am at 9:30 am #1080224
Turning my lawn into a raised-bed vegetable garden. I hope more gardeners will do this.June 11, 2015 11:25 am at 11:25 am #1080257
The volunteer dill plants coming up in the whiskey barrel are delicious, so say the swallowtail caterpillars.
Yep and they love the fennel too, have noticed 2 swallowtail caterpillars just this week.November 21, 2015 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm #1103353
I got a nice big pumpkin for Halloween, but ended up carving a different one. So, the holiday was over and we still had this big pumpkin … and Linda’s 6-year-old grandson … so his dad took it out to the back patio slab, and smashed it.
We gave the boy an old broken shovel with no handle, and he DESTROYED the innocent fruit with enthusiasm. That was funny in itself. It left fragments and seeds scattered around.
But wait, there’s more! Then came the squirrels, carrying the seeds away to who knows where. Maybe next year my neighbors anywhere within 50 – 100 yards will wonder how the heck they got a pumpkin vine.
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