Seeing as this is the first official day of Summer, I thought this might be a good time to report on the progress of my deck container garden.
I’m going to go ahead and declare the sweet potato experiment a success as the vines have overtaken their planter and look like they’re about to make a move on the peas.
This picture was taken 2 days before the group picture above. As you can see, there has been considerable growth even in that short time. This thing is a mutant.
My peas have yet to take off up the poles, but I am hopeful. I’m wondering if I need to thin these a bit. They’re looking a little bushy and misguided.
The parsley is suffocating the poor rosemary and the cilantro, which has already started to go to seed. Who knows a trick for keeping it from doing this? Every year, I cut it back thinking I am going to outsmart it, but it always gets me.
I intended to eat this sweet potato. But then I didn’t. Then it started to sprout and thrive and I would have felt guilty eating it. And I didn’t really want to eat it anyway. So, recalling that in the … Continue reading →
As I mentioned in my last gardening post, I planted some peas in a planter on my deck last Thursday afternoon. (There’s nothing to see in this picture other than a pot of dirt as I had just planted the … Continue reading →
I’m working on the “Garden on the Deck Project: how much you can grow on a 56 sq foot deck in 6 planters while still having room to walk and a place to sit.” That title is just about as … Continue reading →