Yea! My raised vegetable bed and trellis' are built. Thank-you Hubby! Well, I think I've figured out what I'm going to plant in the raised vegetable bed; cucumbers, peas, squash, onions,carrots I've decided to put the onions all the way down on one end and seperate them from everyone else with the carrots.
I have been searching out very large containers to grow my 3 types of tomatoes in. I purchased some seedlings for Better Boy, Sweet 100's, & Lemon Boy? (It's the little yellow ones & I can't find the tag) They are just waiting for the soil to get delivered so they can move into their new homes. Saturday I think. I found some great , hugh containers when we were cleaning out the lot we purchased next door. I would still like to find a few more. The guy across the street is a tree guy maybe he has a few.
I would like to grow some Cantalope too.
Oh, I told hubby I would try to grow some Bell peppers too, but haven't figured out where to squeeze them in yet . I have a few large pots of herbs growing aroud the grill maybe I start a new pot there. i haven't had muck luck with Sweet Bell Peppers in the past. But I have to try for all his help.
I am thinking about building a berry fence but not sure if I will get to it this year. I was considering putting up a 15 or 20 ft fence and lining with blackberries and raspberries then capping it off on either end with blueberry shrubs. We'll see.... I think I need to start a compost pile first so I can start 'fixing' the soil... or should I say sand, where I would like to put them.
Jan 19, 2008 | 8:21 PM PST
I was very happy to find several large galv. tubs tucked in the back of the shed yesterday. My husband has a nasty habit of getting rid of things he 'thinks' we don't need anymore. I was afraid they may have dissapeared since I haven't used them since we moved here. I filled them with some garden soil and mixed in a little blood meal and composted cow. I really hope this works. I planted some spinach and Bibb lett. seeds in two and some romaine and arugula seedlings in the other two. I thought they might be a little safer from our brutal sun through the screens on the porch. I guess I'll find out soon. I have several large pots with herbs out around the grill and they do very well so long as I don't forget to water them. My mint has finally started sending sprouts out the sides of the strawberry pot I planted it in. My hubby likes mojitos and the supermarket always seems to be out of fresh mint when I looking for it.
Jan 18, 2008 | 7:07 AM PST
, container gardens
Hi, I love this site! I have been doing a little research to plant a veggie garden. Growing things in KY seemed much easier than here in FL. The soil is terrible so I'm going to start with a few small raised beds and try to get the hang of growing here. I was actually raised in FL so I am familiar with the weather but did't start growing till I lived in KY. My veggie garden there was bigger than my yard here. I am trying to decide what to grow. It's hard to only pick a only a few things... Tomatoes definatly.. I was thinking about trying to do a lettuce/spinach (salad stuff) box or pots on my screen porch.... thought they might do better out of the direct sun. It seems to get so hot. If anyone has any thought or experience with the salad stuff I'd love to hear....