Urban garden looking healthy and producing
August 14, 2015
Dateline: 2015-07-13 The garden continues to look really good. As you can see everything is green and lush, exactly what you’d hope for out of a garden. We’ve started to see some of the cherry tomatoes popup, but nothing edible yet. For the most part, the garden hasn’t required much maintenance beyond watering everyday (or every other day, depending on the heat) and trimming back the tomatoes. As they are bush type plants, then like to grow outwards, if you let them.
The urban garden gets eaten
August 5, 2015
It is ready! Date Line: 2015-07-06 Our last visit to the garden was a week ago, but it was finally time. In the intervening week, there had been a very warm 4th of July weekend. That heat was just what we need to kick it over the edge. All the waiting, all the patience, it was all for this moment. It is ready for harvesting!
The urban garden goes experimental
July 27, 2015
Date Line: 2015-06-28 It hasn’t been long since our last visit to the garden, less than a week in fact. However I had some free time and decided an experiment was in order. What you see pictured to the right is the mint plant, which had done fairly well since I replanted it way back in April. Unfortunately, it had done so well since some of the new shoots were dying and all of the leaves were stunted in size. The mint had outgrown its pot, again.
The Urban Garden gets some guidance
July 20, 2015
Date Line: 2015-06-23 It has only been a few weeks since our last visit to the garden, but it was time for an important upgrade. Tomatoes are a type of shrub and while they grow upwards a good bit, they also REALLY like to grow outwards. If you want to get the most out of tomatoes, they need support and guidance to grow tall, rather than wide. Plus if you’re growing a garden on a patio, like me, and don’t have the space – they doubly need help.
Urban garden goes bananas for tomatoes
July 14, 2015
Dateline: 2015-06-07 Basil has been doing decently Since we left the garden about 6 weeks ago, the growth has been solid. The basil has been coming along decently and a number of the “kit” veggies have started to sprout. We’ve even had some great successes on the Tomato front, including the import of ~10 more tomato plants. Frankly I was amazed most everything had survived the experiment so long. My past history with plants is… best left to the plastic kind. I was really getting into this gardening thing!