Thursday, June 05, 2008

Garden Adventures - Phase 2 - 15May08 The Outdoor "box"

Many of the transplants didn't make it. The tomatoes all withered away into nothing about 2 weeks after putting them into the bed. The pictures on this page are from around May 15, 2008.
I also sewed some seeds directly into the ground (based on the package planting instructions).

The three large potted containers hold several different things. The outer two containers hold 2 varieties of regular potatos (started from seed potatos & regular potatos grown from sprouting eyes). To do this, you just take the potato as the eyes start to sprout & cut carefully so that the sprout has a cube of potato below it (for food). A book I read said that potted potatoes produce well in pots - so we'll see! As the leaves started to sprout, we gradually kept adding more organic soil, so that only the tops were exposed, until they were so big we no longer were able to keep up!

The center container hold 2 varieties of sweet potatoe (started from sprouting eyes), as well as spearmint from my neighbor Randy's yard & possibly some Basil (not sure if that made it).

Our garden contains:
Regular potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Spearmint, Basil, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes (we attempted 3 varieties 1 cherry, 1 grape, 1 slicing), Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Cucumbers, Green Onions, Iceberg Lettuce, Red Onions, Yellow Onions, Spinach.

We chose the spot in our yard that sees the most direct sunlight, paying attention to the growing & sun needs of each plant.

In other areas, we attempted several herbs, as well as a grape vine & a blueberry vine, but none of those ever even sprouted. So sad.

More to come....

5 comments:

Mimmsy said...

I completely agree with you on the cost thing.

I teach Middle School Speech and Drama in Norman. I did get Alternatively certified. It wasn't that difficult a process. What would you like to know?

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Marmot Mom said...

Hi Mandy
Came upon your blog while just hitting "next blog" which I sometime do for fun. I loved reading about your gardening and Bridgeway Church. The House Church concept is pretty cool. I am a Christian out in Oregon and I sure wish we had something going like that! Also loved seeing pics of your little one's birthday--brought back a lot of good memories of when my kids were little :) Stop by and say hi, if you'd like at Marmotmail@blogspot.com
Take Care and keep blogging! MarmotMom

Blog Shmog said...

Thanks for the comment Mandy! Love the step by step gardening. Fun stuff!
Joy