March 21, 2010

A cold front moved through last night and everything got a good soaking.
It was chilly today but that didn't stop me.

The herbs have perked up now they have been transplanted.

The sweet pepper is starting off well.

The cucumber I seeded last weekend.

I discovered these tulip bulbs while organizing gardening stuff. I bought some flowering tulips, (Don't remember when. Last year? The year before?) and when they were done, cut the dead leaves off and stuck them in our shed. Found them and the bulbs had sprouted. They've doubled in size since last weekend.

A gardening experiment: grapes!

Tomatoes are doing fine.

Bell peppers. I put the mini gnomes in the bed to discourage cats from sleeping in it.

I also seeded more tomatoes, cucumbers, chives and lettuce.

March 14, 2010

It was a very long, cold winter this year. But finally it's safe to plant the spring garden. This year I get to use the great planters my husband built last year. There will still be plants in pots of course.

Gerber daisies for color.

Seeded some basil.

Herbs: thyme, oregano, mint and cilantro.

Our Meyer lemon tree is bursting with buds and flowers!

I bought these from students from a jr. high charter school that has an "edible classroom" - a garden the children plant and maintain.

These are all new varieties for me: Garden Peach, Prue and Yellow Plum.

Bell peppers (bought transplants)
Pepper were in a four pack so the extra goes in a pot.

Hops. Very challenging to grow. My husband is a home brewer and this is his experiment.

June 8, 2009

Second wave of cucumbers

Lots of yummy tomatoes.

June 5, 2009

The hops is growing like crazy.

Cucumbers needed additional support.

Basil has sprouted. But not marigolds or tomatoes. Those were from my own seeds so they might not.

I cut the lettuce all the way back a week or so ago and it started coming back. So I'll see what happens. I caught Twin sleeping in this planter! She likes sleeping in dirt-weird cat.

A new smaller planter with some decorative grass that has been become very popular lately.

Gonzo watches me through the window.

Cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers seedlings. Hope I didn't start them too early. Live and learn.

May 28, 2009

The finished planter!

Tomatoes have been producing steadily. About a handful a day.

Hops bud or "cone"

Greg took out the 3 other containers with hops. They never grew and the roots rotted. Not sure why. I did discover Twin cat sleeping on top of one of them, which probably didn't help.

New growth and blooms on the cucumbers.

Coriander seeds.

The aloe plant has off shoots. So I dug them up and transplanted them.

Starting from seed: sunflowers, zinnias, cherry tomatoes and marigolds.