Saturday, June 4, 2011

How does your garden grow?

So, it's quite a change moving from the country/rural area and being used to a 2400 sq ft garden to a two bedroom upper apartment in the city with a balcony :) But, I've managed to find a way to still grow a few of my favorites thanks to a farming family with an ample supply of Mineral Containers, some rabbit manure compost, 3 bushels of soil purchased from Big Sky Greenhouse (near Randolph), and lots of recyclables (used to minimize the amount of soil used and, of course, to cut down the weight of each pot!). My family (and my boss) often remind me that their gardens could use some assistance, too, if my two small containers don't cure my itching-to-play-in-dirt hands :) I just love watching little new things grow.

Container #1: Tomato, Lettuce, and Zinnias

Lettuce:

Container #2: Cucumbers, Carrots, and Zinnias

Cucumbers:

My small sunflowers. I can't wait for them to bloom. Too bad it won't be for another 3-4 weeks

Enjoy the beautiful warm weather, it sure does make those new plants pop real fast :)
(Even though I would be perfectly content with low-mid 70s and little humidity, my plants say no!)

1 endearing comments:

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

MaryBeth, I love that you planted flowers with your veggies. It'll give you some pretty color as you're waiting for the veggies to ripen!

Hope you're enjoying summer in your apartment! Having a balcony is a great feeling on a summer evening!

Love ya!
Dawn