You Grow Girl
A Way To Garden (Tomato FAQ's)
Play-by-Play: What's Happening in the Garden
July 8, 2011
I guess the plants don't think that fish emulsion is gross, because they are thriving! The tomatoes have tons of little blossoms on them, there's an almost-fully-grown jalapeno and several buds on that plant, the cilantro and basil are thriving and have come into regular rotation in the kitchen already! Here are some pictures of the progress:
|Red bell pepper (sustained some hail damage a couple weeks ago)|
|Bell pepper buds!|
|Hybrid tomato, basil|
|Lavender and Rosemary|
|Heirloom tomato (with marigolds)|
|More tomato blossoms|
|Prolific cilantro and jalapeno. I think they get the most sun...|
|Look at them go! One almost fully grown, and several babies|
June 23, 2011
Bought some fish emulsion, which is an absolutely revolting form of organic fertilizer for plants. Really, I couldn't breathe through my mouth, lest I would gag. It is REALLY gross. We'll see how the plants like it, though.
June 20, 2011
The Coppertop Garden is no longer a figment of my imagination! This weekend, I got plants, pots, buckets, and organic potting mix. I agonized over exactly what to put where and how to group them in their little containers. Here's what we have so far!
|Left to right:|
Lavender and Rosemary (from the farmer's market)
Better Boy Hybrid Tomato, surrounded by basil plants
Red Sweet Pepper
|Marigolds on top, Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato poking out the bottom!|
|Cilantro on top, Jalapeno Pepper growing underneath!|
June 6, 2011
We've moved into our new apartment; the one with the backyard/garden space! I spent Saturday noting the amoung of sunlight it gets throughout the day, and there's plenty for growin'! I'm hoping to get some things into the ground (or in planters, at least) by next weekend!
In the meantime, I've got a couple books from the library, and a couple on their way from Amazon:
You Grow, Girl, by Gayla Trail
Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, by Andrea Bellamy
Both seemed so quippy and funny, and were tailored to a younger perspective/approach to gardening, and to small-space food gardening. And weren't available from the library. I can't wait to have them in my hands!
Though I live in the city, I am bound and determined to grow some food this summer, but have to wait until June to do any planting. Stay tuned for updates about my little backyard garden!
I hope to grow tomatoes, cucumbers (I want to make pickles!), lettuce, strawberries, and a variety of herbs.