Thursday, April 18, 2013

Showing off

A few weeks ago, I mentioned on Facebook that I don't care much for the apartment my family and I are currently living in, but I do LOVE my patio. It's smallish and there isn't much to it, but it's got some of my favorite things including Calvin's sandbox and my container garden.

I've mentioned my little garden here and told you all a bit about my first harvest. I was stupidly excited about it! Well, I'm stupidly excited again! I have more asparagus popping up, my tomato plants are already blossoming, and I'm pretty sure my mint plants are trying to take over the world. 

My apologies for the terrible picture quality. I do my best gardening
while the dude is a sleep.
I recently put some mulch down over my garlic, rosemary, tomatoes and cucumber in hopes of not having to water 3 times a day. Hopefully that will keep any volunteer crap from popping up in the pots, too. Even in a small container garden, I hate pulling weeds.

Anyway, I don't have much to talk about tonight, I just felt like showing off.



  1. Awesome! I recently started a garden but didn't even think of garlic. Totally dumb given how much I absolutely love garlic. Mint is wonderful for repelling mice and rats but geez, that stuff loves to grow. Keep up the awesome work! :)

  2. I've found that I may be too impatient to grow garlic. You're really supposed to start it in the fall and dig it up in late spring. Well, I started mine in early spring so I'll dig it up late summer. THEN you have to let it dry and "cure" for a few weeks. I've got Veruca Salt syndrome..."But I want it noooow!"

    Thank you very much for the encouragement! What are you growing?

  3. ... garlic now sounds like a lot of work. :P I planted some artichoke from seed not realizing they take up to six months for a harvest. Of the seeds I've started the radishes and spinach seem to be doing best. My onions have really weak roots so I'm thinking they won't survive the transfer. I have a bunch of stuff I didn't start but is starting to produce. Raspberries, strawberries, cucumber, yellow bell pepper and 2 tomatoes. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)


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