Posted June 18 2014 - 03:09 PM
I garden on an 8'x16' deck. NOT your typical 2-3 pots of herbs and a hanging tomato, but a full vegetable garden. Well, full enough... I've got two teens here!
Anyway, here's how I arranged my deck this year:
And actual photos of everything in-place and doing well are here: http://mamahousemous...-gardening.html
Posted June 18 2014 - 03:21 PM
Posted June 20 2014 - 02:35 PM
Someone stole a set of my bamboo support poles overnight, but everything else is doing so well! It's amazing to look at these photos & the ones I posted yesterday, and realize it's only been three weeks!
Don't suppose any of the long-time gardeners on here have any suggestions for my peppers? They're hot peppers, and they're yellowing because of historic rainfall. Do they just need drying out a bit, or is there an organic amendment I could help them with as well?
Posted June 20 2014 - 02:46 PM
Woohoo! Thank you, Aerianne! I've not been on much lately, and couldn't remember for sure. But I THOUGHT I remembered that it was okay!
Yes. Things that aren't competition with HFs are okay for our members in good standing to post.
Posted July 04 2014 - 05:25 AM
NorthEast corner: marigolds & alyssum are going crazy.
Most of my herbs are growing nicely. The basil & oregano was wonderful in our lasagna soup the other day. My lemonbalm is growing so fast I'm having a hard time keeping up with it! And the pumpkins in the back are blossoming finally!
My corner of shame is still living down to that nickname. Peppers are pitiful, melons are puny, and my lettuce DIED! See if I ever buy seed-tape again! It was a trial this year, but YUCK!
Tomatoes! Those bamboo poles are 6' high, so you can see for yourself how well they're doing. I counted over 2 dozen blossoms, and at least that many actual tomatoes as well!
Posted July 04 2014 - 05:28 AM
My beans... what you can't see, is my husband ran a line from the top of this 8' tall bamboo tipi to the top of the cucumber one for the beans to run on, and there's a vine halfway to the cukes already!
Carrots, second harvest. I had to move my chocolate mint out of this corner because it wasn't getting enough light. But my carrots are looking lovely!
Last photo: Cucumbers & chives. I have NEVER seen my cukes grow quite like this before! Oh, am I excited about these!