Garden Update


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Here's the current update on my garden:

Just saw blooms on my cucumber plants.  That's a sign that shows the promise of future fruit.  (This is my first experience in planting a fruit, besides a tomato.)

The lemon cucumber plants finally needed staking.  I tied them to an old trellis I found in the backyard with some twine.  

Thanks to Kar, I learned that basil should be pruned to make it grow out instead of up.  Hopefully I will have three bushy basil plants soon.

I purchased a jasmine plant on clearance, and I finally saw a bloom.  I love the sweet smell of jasmine. 

Here are my tomato plants, with a couple of bean plants in the back.  

This bed does not meet my satisfaction.  This is the only bed where I hauled in dirt too.  I'm wondering if I should have treated it to make sure there weren't any "impurities" in there.  But at any rate, I was talking to my neighbor whose tomato plants are growing by leaps and bounds and whose plants are all green with no signs of yellowing, and he asked me a simple question:  "What are you feeding your tomatoes?"  So I gave him my simple reply, "Good water."  And he really did LOL!

Apparently starting with good soil isn't the only recipe for success.  I have to maintain good soil throughout.  So I went to a local feed store and discussed my organic options.  The owner suggested Plant-tone because he said with all the rain we've been getting it is possibly washing out the nitrogen that is needed.  This particular fertilizer is meant to fix that.  I fed all my beds and then the rain came again, so we'll see how it goes from there.

p.s.  Today is my mom's birthday!

 Happy Gardening,


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5 comments:

  1. Try putting bagged compost/hummus in your tomato bed. Buy a mix of whatever is at the store. They have it at Lowes or Home Depot. That's almost what I use exclusively for my beds and they do great. I read the sqaure foot gardening book and he recommends using compost, vermiculite and peat moss mix but I find that just compost also works. I'm pretty bad at remebering to add fertilizer but sometime will. Good luck with your garden!

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  2. Happy Birthday to Mom!!! Your garden is looking great so far. :)

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  3. Looking good! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  4. growing good Libby! and happy birthday to you mom :)

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  5. Your garden is looking great! And fresh basil sounds wonderful :) Happy birthday to your mom - I hope her day is filled with many special blessings.

    Hugs to you!

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