Monday, June 15, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow...

It's so hot here at the shore...have I mentioned that??
Yes, I know I have but I am allowed to as I never complain about
the winter or the snow.
Quite to the contrary, I love winter and I love snow...
I am "sure" everyone remembers that!!

The "garden" needs lots of attention and lots of watering.
She is doing well and I am seeing a lot of growth.

Here's the big picture...
I am going to make a "bottle tree" with the branch that's
hanging out in the purple watering can.
I have yet to get to that.

 I can't express enough how excited I am about this bag,
and about growing potatoes.

 We have planted 2 layers so far and they seem to be doing really well.
This is my first year with potatoes so I don't really know
what to expect, but I have a really good feeling!

 This is a Patio Tomato Plant,
we purchased it from the garden center just like this for $ 14.99.
I am excited to see how it does verses the plants I started from seeds.
So far, really good.

 Tomato Plant started with seeds,
doing very well!!

3 Cucumber plants in one pot,
we purchased these already started and they have tripled in size.
The plant I started with seeds is in the back.

 Beefsteak Tomato, doing very well, 
it has several tomatoes already.

  2 Eggplants,
purchased at the garden center.

 I am very disappointed with this garden,
the plants are healthy but they are not growing.

 They are producing lots of sweet peppers.

a first for me but I'm pretty sure all I have there is weed.

not doing well, 
I don't think I am using it quick enough!!

this is not doing well either,
I think the bag may be too small!

I started growing tomatoes in 2008.
Pictured below is a scrapbook layout I made with images of those first plants.
All started indoors, with seeds, during the Spring of 2008

That there is a lot of tomatoes...

The first one came indoors on July 27, 2008,
and for the month of August,
we pretty much picked what you see, every time we had a harvest.
It was a great first year!!

So fellow bloggers, how is your garden growing!!


eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Debbie! Your garden looks fantastic. Your tomatoes are looking great. We are only growing tomatoes and thankfully hubby has the green thumb here. Enjoy your harvest! Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

BlueShell said...

I love gardening. It is so relaxing...and I feel so good!
Thank you

Cathy H. said...

I will add my complaints with yours regarding the heat! I just told my husband for the 100th time that I hate summer! Give me cold any day! Your garden is lovely on your deck. Such creative ways to grow veggies. I don't garden. My excuse is the heat, but I really just don't want to!

Stephanie said...

Well, don't you have a dalring garden, dear Debbie! My husband and I usually plant one, but unfortunately with everything that was and is going on we never got the seeds into the ground....kind of sad :(

I know you will enjoy the reward of your labor :) Happy Monday!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you showed the big picture and the herb bags, too. i wondered if they'd be too compact to really do anything but look cute. :)

Muffie said...

Your harvests look great. There's nothing better than home-grown veggies and herbs.

Karen said...

We like the idea of potatoes in a bag! Might try that next year. The gardens here are slow to start, but we planted later due to frost. No frost now, it's hot and humid, and I HATE it. (beep likes it though).
Cheers, Karen and Beep

karen said...

It's a good feeling to plant & watch it grow it feels like you accomplished something specially the vegetables. Your garden looks healthy Debbie. How my garden grows well I planted tomatoes, summer squash, pickling cucumbers like yours, eggplants, first time ever I planted zucchini, geeen yellow & orange bell peppers but the peppers plants look bad think the grasshoppers eating the leaves have to use 7 dust. My basil looks like a bush I had to repot it 3 times in larger pots. I enjoyed this post today. I could talk about gardening all day but I better get back to work.

Maude Lynn said...

Hail flattened my garden, unfortunately. I love yours!

Gail Dixon said...

My cucumbers are going like gangbusters, but the flowers don't look like they're turning into anything. I have bell peppers too, but they are losing leaves in all this rain. It's my first year to garden, so I don't know what to expect. My satsuma trees that I have ignored are laden down with so much fruit, they're touching the ground. Enjoyed reading about your gardening experience so far. Love those burlap bags you are using for herbs. Very nice!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

You will love those fresh dug potatoes although we never grew them in a bag. We have been just too busy to plant ANY vegetables this year...sad to say...:)JP

Farm Girl said...

I love seeing what you have growing in your garden, Everything looks great. I like gardening just because it is so much fun to experiment. My garden is going crazy. I am so glad mine is so small this year. I think I enjoy it much more.

Brian King said...

Wow, very impressive, Debbie! The garden looks great!

Debbie said...

Ooooooh good stuff Karen!! You should start a blog, I would love to see your garden, and follow your adventures!!

Terra said...

Your garden is looking very productive; I like the basil and dill in the bags, and your potatoes. Keep covering them so there is only about 3 inches of leaves above the soil. The first time I grew them I felt like a successful peasant lady when I dug them up.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

It looks good from this side of the computer :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I love your container garden! So fun to plant a potato in a bag. Can't wait to see how that turns out. Looks great so far. I tried planting them in a tire (and then stacking another old tire on top when it grows...same concept, but not nearly as cute!), and sometimes plant several rows of potatoes. This year I planted none. Now I wish I had planted even a couple, just for those tiny red baby potatoes.

A Colorful World said...

Great going with your garden, Debbie! I am very impressed! Loved seeing the healthy plants! I wasn't sure if I ever thanked you for coming by my quilting blog and commenting. I have another post since then. I post on it about once every two months! :-) Hope you have a wonderful yield this year. I only have a few tomato plants, and I am hoping for the best in this abysmal heat (109 already!) Have a great week!

karen said...

I tried to blog but all I got was bloggers block, lol. I do have pictures on instagram if you dont have an account with insta. I think you can go to google & type eastcoast_nc instagram. 105 pictures with a short story behide the picture. Oh yea thank u for the link about flavoring olive oil.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet you will have a bumper crop!

21 Wits said...

Your garden is growing quickly and you'll be cooking and serving it all up really soon!

Ida said...

I like the unique way you garden. I've always thought gardening was way more work then I want to tackle but this looks like fun.

LeAnn said...

Actually, thanks to you my tomatoes are doing great. I did plant peppers, zucchini and squash in a little area in front of the patio today. I hope they do well. I really would like to try your potato garden idea.
Loved all the pictures of your lovely patio garden.
Blessings for huge harvest~

Sally said...

I'd say you're doing very well with your garden, Debbie. I'm not a gardener, but I love seeing what others are doing! :)