Friday, April 20, 2012

100th post and a Garden Update

It is officially my 100th post! I absolutely intended to get to this post before the start of 2012. Quite a bit late on that one... A lot of people do exciting giveaways and things like that when they hit these milestones. If I had something worth giving away, I would.  If I think of something, maybe I'll do one on a random day.

It was getting dark out when I ran outside to snag these photos. Sorry for the low quality.

Here are my scallions, red onions in the back right, Burgundy bush beans, radishes and lettuce that have come up. I planted a few more rows to the left of this area yesterday with cilantro, more lettuce, more radishes, and more beans, to try to stagger some of the harvest.

Tomatoes and peppers, yearning to be in the ground with more space.  After this weekend, they'll be planted. Tomorrow night's low is in the 40s, but I should be safe after that, and the plants are ready to be in the ground. I've got some blossoms on some of the tomatoes starting to form, and that's never happened before I put them in the ground before. I've been pinching off the ones I see.

My dwarf tophat blueberry bush getting acclimated to it's first of what will probably be several pots.

The lettuce and spinach growing down the center of the garden. I seeded several more feet of this yesterday as well. I love blending the red and green lettuces.  The red lettuce really doesn't get touched the way that the spinach does right next to it. 

Mammoth broccoli plants for April.  I did some clean up of most of the maple seeds since the last picture that was taken. They are just about 1.5 to 2 ft tall now. They're about a month and a half ahead, if not more, of what they were last year. I'm certainly not complaining. I love broccoli, and I'll love getting to use that space for pole beans when they're through!

 The broccoli has begun to shade the red lettuces planted around it. It's hard to even see the plants from this picture, but they're there!

My zucchini and yellow squash are growing so slowly, I decided to put some new seed in these pots to see if they do better. The seeds that are growing (slowly) are from a old packets.  The squash did so well last year in these pots, so I want to give it a second try. The last pot in that row is my garlic chives with some cilantro growing around the edges.

The peas growing up the fence behind the pots are doing well. Neither these peas, nor the snow peas have any blossoms yet, but it shouldn't be long!


  1. Hi Megan, Wow! Here you have posted for the day already and I am still sitting here in my night clothes and haven't even showered yet! Those pretty blue pots with the white handles. I like those. Where did you get them? How big do they measure? I have two blueberry bushes growing in the ground and they don't do well. We must not have acid soil. Is yours doing well in the pot? Love the red lettuce and the green spinach together too. Congrats on your 100th post! Not sure I will ever hit that! lol Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

    1. Nancy- I'll be honest, I wrote this post last night, and was happily sleeping when its scheduled publishing occurred. I work nights, and had to sleep in today to be ready for tonight's work, and did not want two posts in the same day.

      The blue pots with the handles are 2.5 gallon buckets from Dollar Tree. I drilled holes in the bottom. I got the idea from Annie's Granny (comment below). Hers are black. Can't beat a dollar!

      I just bought the blueberry bush this year, and it's a dwarf type, so it will do fine in the bucket. It seems to have begun recovering from the transplant.

      I'm sure you'll hit the 100th post, and probably before your third year too!

    2. May I just say those are the best pots I ever owned? Unbelievable what good quality they are for $1 each! Mine are going into their third year, and still just like new. Very heavy duty!

  2. Congratulations on post #100! I'm looking forward to reading the next 100 posts.

    Wow, that broccoli looks gorgeous. Mine are tiny things yet, much smaller than the ones I grew last year.

  3. Thanks!! 100 MORE posts sounds daunting!

    I still don't know why mine have done so well this year, but I'll take it!

  4. Hi Megan, Looked at the Dollar Tree (I think it was) and also the Dollar store but no pots like yours! Maybe they no longer carry them or different state. Love yours tho! Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage