Friday, April 8, 2011

My Garden: Update 1

Step 1: Fertilize

Add soil.

Empty plant containers into pots.

Add dirt, insert plants.

Don't forget to include the label so you know what is what. These are my cucumbers!

These are just regular old flowers. I just went a little crazy at the store and had to buy them!

Cabbage! The pot is from Ikea, and it holds water in the bottom. You pour the water down the orange tube, and when there is enough the black twig in the tube pokes up. As the water is absorbed by the plant, the twig falls until it is even with the orange tube. Time to refill the water!

More cabbage.

4 little planters all in a row.

The aftermath. Good thing I have a good vaccuum.

So there you have it! I went to Pike Nursery bright and early on a Saturday, I purchased broccoli, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cabbage, plus a few extra plants just because, and I went to town. I may have had to go buy more planters, but that is neither here nor there. It's been almost 2 weeks, and my little plants are still going strong. They even survived the wicked thunderstorm we had a few nights ago.

I can't WAIT to pick some vegetables off these bad boys. Now, as for the 90 degree heat this weekend...scram. You are not wanted by me or by my precious plants.


  1. I can't wait until it stops frosting here, so I can plant my first garden. Junior's super excited to help me.

  2. I can't wait to see your veggies. I year I'll do it!

  3. I've been wanting to start a garden...I feel like I'm clueless though. Did you have to research a lot before you started?