My First Time Container Gardening – Week One

I have an update here! It has been so difficult to wait a full week to do this. I mean that shows how excited I am about the plants ha-ha. I want to note quickly that I had to update the title of the first post since this is technically week one (since a week has passed from the planting date). Let’s see what has happened so far.

May 31 2016

I took this photo on Tuesday (May 31) because I was so excited that plants were coming up. I had to show mom. You can see the Tanya’s Pink Pods are just sprouting like no tomorrow. The front Thelma Sanders squash is starting to poke out of the dirt. You can just barley see it but the front Sugar Baby watermelon is starting to crack the surface. On to the pictures for today though.

Week One
Week One

I have moved my plants into the laundry room (it is kind of muggy out today) since this will closely match the amount of sun they will receive outside. Now the Tanya’s Pink Pods are just flourishing, I should have used a bigger peat pot though. I did think about this after. It’ll still work out though, I will just upgrade the size on the next batch.

Week One
Week One
Week One
Week One

On the left we have the ever so cute plant Sugar Baby watermelon and on the right there is the Thelma Sanders squash plant which seems to be going strong. These guys still have a ways to go before I am ready to transplant them. So far I have not seen any cracking on the other plants. Although I have not lost hope yet. I do believe I start the Ground Cherries wrong though. I will give them another four to five days before giving it a second shot. At this point I am just happy there has been some success.

I have some stuff on their way from Edible Antiques which I am insanely excited about. I also got the okay to do a review but I have been talking about Stacey’s operation enough already that you just need to go check out what she has and order!

I cant wait to see the growth and changes next week. I also cant wait to plant more vegetables.

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My First Time Container Gardening – Week Zero

Last week I had put up a post on how I was going to do a container garden series this year. Even more exciting since I will be doing it from beginning to end; instead of just pieces here and there for other people. So here it goes!

Now I do not have everything, I still have some seeds I need to purchase and pots to order. Below is a photo of what my ‘not a waste of time or money’ project looks like so far.

Seedlings Started on May 24 2016
Seedlings Started on May 24 2016

Now I really tried to put the names on the picture through various photo editors but they all kept crashing at the save point. So, I gave up.

Starting from the beginning, I borrowed the tray from Mom (I am the first one to use it :D) plus a clear plastic dome top. I am using Jiffy Peat Pots and Schultz Seed Starter. I opted for Shultz because I do use their plant food which I quite like. Those were purchased at Canadian Tire.

Now for the plants. Starting from left to right.

Tanya’s Pink Pod Beans – Pumpkin Moon (Fall 2014) **See Note Below

Thelma Sanders Squash – Free Gift from Edible Antiques (Fall 2014)

Sugar Baby Watermelon – Pumpkin Moon (Fall 2014) **See Note Below

Ground Cherry – Purchased from Edible Antiques (Fall 2014)

I will be purchasing four more varieties of seeds from Edible Antiques again. I was very pleased with service I had received. While I did not have any issues I did 100% feel like I would get results if there had been a problem. I will hopefully be doing (pending approval) a full review with the new purchase.

Right now there really is not much to show. I planted two of the last three in case one does not come out healthy. I will be planting six to eight bean plants which made four seem like a safe number. Another four will be started after these ones get put in their container.

I will stop this here. I also want to note I will add other pictures to this post sometime in the next couple days. It is late and I wanted to get this done. Fingers crossed everything turns out good!

**Pumpkin Moon Farms were purchased by another company since I have order from them. It does seem that the purchasing company was already established. I however have not and will not be ordering from them this year. There is a possibility in the future as I would like to continue purchasing heirloom seeds with in Canada. If you do have any experience with the new owning company I would love to hear about your experience.

 

 

First Garden Series

I am doing a container garden this year. I do the know the basics of plants but I have never done my own garden from seedling to harvest. I have helped with everything else though. The reason I am talking about this is because I have decided that it would a great series for this summer. Plus you get to read and see all of my mistakes ha-ha. This is not going to be a full introductory post mind you.

I do have all of my vegetable plants figured out. All of which are heirloom seeds purchased from two different nurseries. I will talk about those more in the official first post. I also have a few that I still need to order. I may change my mind but I really got myself excited for them. I also need to order my containers but I have a couple weeks for that still.

By the time this goes up I will have grabbed some containers from my mothers but those will be for flowers. I am quite interested to see how things will turn out. Plus I am sure the deck will turn out…probably kind of tacky. Galaxy will enjoy it though, she does love smelling new plants and flowers. Bullet will be less interested until the vegetables are ready to eat.