Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crumbling Patio

I was watering the patio plants and CRACK, my foot went right through the floor!

Sadly my beautiful peaceful patio garden is really a crumbling death trap
No worries! My landlord sent someone right over to fix it. Haha never-fear  this board will hold your patio together.

Hydroponic Garden Update

Completely out of control

Beautiful Burpless Organic sweet cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes
Cauliflower and strawberries hidden in the cucumber, tomato jumble

Patio Container Garden

Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender ~ Alice Walker (In Search of our Mothers' Garden)

Super Banana pepper. I can't believe how big it's gotten. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting on the floor of Lowes surrounded by banana pepper plants, trying to decide which one had the best chance of survival. It was so puny.  I think I made a good choice.

The cayenne pepper. I had really bad root gnat infestation a few weeks back. I mixed up a solution of  dish soap, baking soda and water. I soaked the soil and sprayed the leaves, added lava and gravel to the top soil. I haven't seen the gnats since.


One of my favorite vegetables of all time, green beans! I have a few that are just about ready

Ground garden update

The Thai Basil flowered. I captured a little bee in the photo, I din't see it while taking the picture

Hot Pepper! The pepper is almost as tall as the entire plant.

Grow watermelon grow!


The first bell pepper is almost ready. This is the same plant that I had in a container on the patio.It developed black rot. I chopped the top off and most of the branches, transplanted it in to the ground garden on July 12. It took just under a month to pick back up and produce a pepper.

Friday, August 6, 2010