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Vertical Gardening Update!!

24 Jun

I have vegetables! I’m so pleased with myself. Here are the pictures of my beans:

Yellow Beans

Snap Peas

I’m just pleased as punch. The oregano continues to flourish, despite the fact that I knocked the planter off its table and had to re-bury the roots. I definitely recommend Mexican oregano to boost a beginner’s confidence. I also replanted some wild spearmint, which is finally becoming aromatic and thriving in a metal planter.

Unfortunately, there is some sad news to add. This beast:

may not bear fruit. It’s a tomato plant, and I let it dry out during a heat wave. My neighbor mentioned that it looked dry and recommended I water it after the sun had gone down. She recommended this because, if water hits the plant during direct sunlight, the heat will burn the leaves. So, I watered it after sunset and at least brought it back to life, but the fragile yellow flowers died. Oh well – I’ll try for tomatoes next year.

Finally, I noticed these beautiful plants on the ground in front of the vertical garden:

They’re clover, and they’re thriving! These are either wild, or the result of some mystery seeds that I tried to plant last year. Either way, I cleaned out the whole area and poured some leftover mystery seed into the rest of the ground space. I sprinkled the seed then covered it with sprinkled, store bought soil. I watered the entire area. Either the clover will spread, or the chipmunks will eat the seed. We shall see in a couple months….

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One Response to “Vertical Gardening Update!!”

  1. Leonard Marks July 6, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    great post

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