Fallen Behind

Wow! I have really fallen behind with the blog. This of course was not intentional. I have had a lot going on in a very short period of time. I mean it is almost time for a the 2nd quarter goal updates. This year has been flying by.

As I mentioned I have quite a bit going on right now. While I am not going to indulge on what those things are at the moment. Do not want to jinx things before they are actually set in place. In the mean time though I am doing a declutter. Everything has kind of just been put in the rec. room in the basement. It is time those things are either put a way in storage or they need to be donated.

I will be figuring out what I would like to put up though. I have things planned but they are not till the end of July. However, there will be introduction post(s)? I have not quite yet decided what I am going to do as a series or just as life proceeds.

Speaking of series, I have not done a ‘Container Gardening’ series for this year. There are reasons for that and I will hopefully still get some plants but will not be growing them from seed. That will come back in 2018. If anyone was looking for that.

Ya, I will be posting regularly again. Something to look forward too!

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My First Time Container Gardening – Week Ten and Eleven

I missed last week although I took pictures. I will post both sets. As soon as I think things are up I tend to take a step or two back. All that time I sat there wondering of I should switch to vlogging I could have just written this post. I really do like blogging I just need to get my rhythm back. Anyways onto the topic.

Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Eleven
Week Eleven

My beans are nearing the end of their life. I f there were only two of the plants in the pot they would have done even better. I have gotten a decent amount from the plants and there are still some coming in. I think for my first time planting any kind of beans I have done quite well.

Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Ten

I got about five off the plant in week ten. This last weekend I picked closer to ten. Galaxy is in love with beans though. She stole a few of them this past weekend. These ones initially have a sweeter taste than the green and yellow ones mom grows. I have yet to actually cook them though.

Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Eleven
Week Eleven

The Black Yum Yum has made a huge amount of growth. There are no signs that is getting to cold for them at night either.

Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Eleven
Week Eleven

These ones as well have made quite the growth spurt too. However now that they have gotten bigger. I believe they are two different tomato plants. I will know for sure if they ever come to harvest. There leaves look nothing like each other though, I will try to remember to get close ups this coming week.

Every time we go out back Galaxy has to check on the plants. She has not tried to eat directly off any plants excluding berry bushes (knock on wood).

Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Ten
Week Eleven
Week Eleven

She does steal everything after it has been picked though. So far beans seem to be her favourite. She did really seem to like the peas at moms last week too.

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My First Time Container Gardening – Week Nine

I had a couple surprise this week when I went out on Saturday to check on the plants.

July 30 2016

I still have to clean up the leaves but the plant is doing good. Next year I will only be doing two per pot though. I think they need that extra root room.

July 30 2016

July 30 2016

They are starting to mature and very much turning pink! It is a pretty cool process to see. I will be double checking to see how to tell when these guys are mature for picking. I think a few of the will be ready by next weekend.

Now I had mentioned that I had two tomato plants that may or may not make it. They also needed to be separated from the pot they were sharing. To my surprise not only did both of them come alive but there was a surprise third tomato that also came back to life. I have one Black Yum Yum and two Juane De St Vincent.

July 30 2016

So many mistakes that I need to correct for next year. These are the Juane De St Vincent tomatoes. Separating them was quite the experience. I think they will make  it though as I checked on them not to long ago and the looked very well.

July 30 2016

In the white pot is the Black Yum Yum, I decided against name plate stakes since I only have a few plants. These pots are borrowed from my Mother as well. They are self watering. Now the plants will end up coming into the house since I had a lack of time perception. No matter what I am still happy with how things are going and only slightly disappointed on the amount of mistakes I have made, Also all the poor plants I have lost.

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My First Time Container Gardening – Week Eight

I missed last week again but for a good reason this time. I went camping! I did not really take any pictures except one. I will do a post on that later this week. In the mean time I was trying to catch up on things I would have normally done on the weekend during the week. I just over-whelmed myself. How ever that situation is slowly improving itself.

This week all I have for pictures are the beans. I have a couple tomato plants still alive (I put the plants outside to early. Oops!)….I think they are still alive anyways. The end of this week I will let you know how that exactly went over.

July 22 2016

They look good. A few leaves yellowed but that is because I did forget to water them before I left for a weekend. I also have since lost the smallest plant. It was not anchored into the soil very well and I could not help it out.

July 22 2016

July 22 2016

Lots of flowers still happening but we do have beans! They are not pink yet but they are also no where near being mature either.

These plants have completely surpassed my expectations and seem pretty hardy since they are still alive.

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My First Time Container Gardening – Week Six

There really isn’t much to update at this point. Things are moving slowly and the tomatoes are definitely going to end up in the house. I’ll show you some pictures.


I am hardening them off for a couple days and then I will separate the tomatoe plants. Next week they will be in thier big pots.


The beans are doing great. They aren’t very far behind my moms. The were planted a couple weeks apart as well. 

I would love to post more on this but it’s just been a long week and the weekend has been even longer. This coming week will be much better though. Fingers crossed!