Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Patio Garden going through some tough times...

My last update was with most of my sprouts being fairly happy for the most part. The peppers weren't budding so I sprayed my plants with Epsom salt and water. Hopefully this will help...

Now comes the sad patio news, over the past week, the squirrels have attacked my plants at the stem.

Roma Tomato. And he was doing the best too.

Beef Steak. There were 3 going good.
WwhhhHHyyyYYy squirrels?! Aaahhhh! :-(

Well. On a good note, my peppers are starting to bud.

First Bud.
Fortunately, I'm hoping that this Roma will survive. I have to have at least ONE tomato plant... just one...

"I'm a Survivor! I'm not gunna give up. I'm gunna make it. I will survive."
Thank you Destiny's Child.

Well that's my garden update for today. Praying that more plants will survive.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Update. finally... Gardening time!!

It's been a long while since I've posted. Softball season has been over and I'm just getting things back in order from the past three months. Now that softball is over, I've moved on to my garden. woot! :o)

Patio Garden 2011
This year I'm trying a bunch of different types of plants and veggies. I've grown most from seed this year. Starting them in small windowsill greenhouses and then moving them out to the patio when they are big and strong enough. :-) Here's some of what I'm growing:
* Tomato: Beefsteak, Roma, Johnny Tomato.
* Pepper: Jalapeno, Bell, Chili - from our neighbors plant from 2009.
* Pumpkin: Jack O'Lantern, Cinderella, mini-jack.
* Berries: Strawberry, blueberry
* Misc: Cucumbers, Sunflowers, Eggplant and a handful of others in random pots - because they weren't growing in the egg cartons (for a long long time) and I just tossed the dirt into pots...and now they are growing... go figure.

If we are still here next year, I might just officially-officially take over the dirt that's beyond our patio and put a raised garden bed. I dunno... we'll see.
That's all for now.

Thanks for listening!