Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Garden 2013, work in progress....

I wanted to share a few photos of my garden for 2013. You will recognize my banana plant and my lemon tree. They survived the winter!!

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Dwarf Cavendish

Garden beans - first year trying these!

Cherry tomato hybrid

Monday, April 8, 2013

Seeding and repotting!

Hi everyone.
Hopefully you are still visiting my blog. I know it's been a while.

Today I put down some more seeds and repotted my banana plant and lemon tree.

The sun was out and I'm sure they were very pleased.

I also picked up a small tomato plant which should also do well.

Some photos to come later this week.

Hope the weather stays nice and I'll be able to put everything outside.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Its finally Spring 2013!

Hi everyone.
Sorry for being away for so long.

This has been a crazy few months. Getting a new job, working a lot more and continuing to grow my photography business.

But, I'm ready to do some gardening for 2013.

Let's go down the list on what I have started this year.

Seeds - Sprouting

Three kinds of leaf lettuce
Garden beans
Cherry tomatoes
Sweet peppers


Meyer Lemon tree (with one lemon on it!)
Banana plant
Green apple columnar tree
Red apple columnar tree
Aloe vera

I'm hoping to do cayenne peppers and jalapenos as I did last year as they did very well.

Last year I got very carried away, so I'm trying to cut back a little and take better care of some of these plants.

I had a tremendous pepper crop last year and my tomatoes did well as well.  But, my cucumbers didn't do much and my banana plants did ok, but didn't grow as much as I would have liked.

Strawberries - all got white powder mildew
Figs - didn't grow much
Blueberry plant - didn't grow much

I'm going to stay away from berry types this year as there are tons of birds around here.


Photo coming up soon!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm growing Tomatoes and Cucumbers!

Hi everyone.
Sorry for the delay.

This past couple of weeks have been so nice and got me thinking about the Spring. Oh wait, it's here. I had contemplated growing some veggies this year and give that a shot.

So I headed to walmart and picked up a growing tray and some seeds. Very inexpensive too which is great!

tomatoe and cucumber seeds from walmart

I realize now that due to my backyard space these are way too many seeds, but its ok. I told my cousin that if I get some extras to sprout I will give her a few. So I guess it all works out.

This is 5 days later!

So I guess I'm doing something right as they have started to sprout. The cucumbers first and later the tomatoes.

Following is an update at day 7. Taken this morning.

So I have decided to take the cover off now as the tallest ones are hitting the plastic cover. Hopefully more start to sprout. The first four rows are tomatoes and although you can't tell they have started to sprout as well. In a week they should be large enough to transport and maybe plant outside.

I'll have to check on the weather.