Friday, May 04, 2007

Garden Update

So, I haven't been giving garden updates lately because most of my garden disappeared. My radishes and other stuff in the big pots were stolen. The theory I like to repeat so that I believe it is that the pots were taken because they were near the trash and someone thought I wanted to get rid of them. (that way I am less pissed off I suppose?)

Anyway, on to good news. The radishes should be ready to harvest soon. I only have three radishes. The biggest one is growing above ground.

You can see one of the other radishes and two small carrots. The beans are also doing well, I might transplant one of them to another pot. I think I am going to go with the cheap buckets as pots now, they have less chance of being stolen, and are big enough for most things. The bigger bean plant had some yellowing at the end of the leaves, I don't think I was watering them enough. RAIN! is coming, or so they say, so they should be taken care of.

I need to decide what I am going to do with the bean plants. Beans are neat to grow because they grow quickly and they get decent sized. The flowers are cool (none yet) and the beans are tasty. I still don't know if I like radishes. Supposedly you can eat the leaves. I bought pesticides, but have not had to use them. The other pot is doing ok.
The only things to note in this bucket are the two carrot plants (biggest one on the bottom), the three tomato plants (of the cherry variety), and the radish. I am surprised that the tomato plants have not grown bigger yet. I might have over crowded them? I don't see how they could know that though, they are very small... maybe they have big roots?

My soil might be too compacted? I was thinking about finding some earth worms and throwing them in.

1 comment:

Emma said...

They're looking good dude. What are you going to do with them while you're gone?