Friday, May 13, 2011

Well, I've got alot of tomatoes growing that will be transplanted within the next week, I've got 4 of all but eggplants still for my vertical bed, & still 2 jalapeƱo starters. It rained really bad the other day, so I have to wait on the ground to dry to finish the bed, unfortunately, but at the same time, it gives my plants extra time to grow taller & healthier. My sunflowers are doing great, they're getting taller & taller. My mom bought me a rosemary plant that likes full sun, so I put her right with the sunflowers, & she's doing great! I think my purple cone flowers are finally growing, so I'll be able to put them into the ground like I planned, with the sunflowers soon as it dries up enough. I did get 2 heads of romaine lettuce in the planter that I thought died when it hit the floor, but they're healthy, & I actually found a partly shady spot they like. I think I'm going to move them to the other porch, though, where its even more shady so I might be able to get more lettuce. I am surprised though, that the rabbit has left them alone. I didn't get to my raised beds this year, due to finances, but, I will be putting up my tomato tepee's as soon as they're tall enough, I'll have at least 2-4 of them. As soon as everything is up & planted, I'll try and get pictures taken & posted on here, too. No new updates other then the cold weather is finally gone, & plants are thriving this year!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ok, I know I haven't posted since March, but April was a flop with all the plants I tried growing. My cats got to them, the heat, the cold, too wet, you name it! Well, now we're nearing the end of frost season, so I'm feeling safer & safer. I've got Okra, Jubliee tomatoes, jelly bean, cherry, & brandy wine slicing tomatoes growing, they're all between 1/2"-2" tall now. I've got about 8-10 sunflowers, called Autum Beauty, in their bed, with part of the bedframe up. I'm getting some mulch from a friend to help reduce grass growth around them, so they don't get choked out. The same friend gave me alot of Iris plants that are going around my shed (once my grass gets cut)! I just planted all the plants for my vertial garden, so we'll see sprouting in a few weeks. I did get the chicken wire for it, so now it needs to dry up a little so we can mow, to get my stakes in the ground for the garden :) I can't wait! I do have to find a new home, however, because I forgot my landlord is doing work at that side of the house this summer (don't want to block his work space). This summer is looking very fruitful in many ways!! :) Will post more later on!