Friday, September 3, 2010

Garden Update

Current Garden Photo
Hello out there,

I have been posting recipes and general info. but have not posted a general garden update.

Two raised beds have been built, plants were put into them and are now thriving. The first bed includes 3 eggplant, green bell pepper and 2 spaghetti squash plants. The squash plants were not planned as these are volunteer plants. Apparently, there were some viable seeds in the compost that was added when I originally filled the bed. I check the bed everyday for new seedling and have transplanted 3 into a small pot and may move them into a larger pot when necessary.

The second bed includes 3 yellow cherry tomato and habanero pepper plants. All four of these plants are full of fruit and more appears everyday. This one has no volunteer plants but I may end up popping in one of the seedlings into it and see if it works out.

I still have other tomato plants in 5 gallon pots, a red cherry tomato plant, beets growing in the same pot as the kumquat tree and countless seeds growing in egg cartons.

I am already looking forward to next spring and planning on adding another 3-4 raised beds. The construction of these will need to be spaced out as a job has not materialized as of yet. I still have some seeds from last season and they should be fine to bring me on some delicious veggies.

I hope to grow all of the same things as this year but also add a few more things. Crops have included: radishes, carrots, snow peas, eggplant, bell peppers, tomatoes, spaghetti squash and habanero peppers. Some new crops may include: potatoes, few different kinds of peppers, cucumbers, some kind of melon(s) and whatever other seedling may be on sale.

Well, that's pretty much it. If there are any suggestions to keep costs low or anything else, feel free to leave a comment. There is no reason to spend tons of money unnecessarily. 


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