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Urban Gardening in unnatural heat... Why Not?

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Container Gardening commencing...

Front Yard Gardening....

    I just finished planting the front yard containers... They look amazing..

 I put this list of plants in them:  Italian Parsley, Anaheim Peppers, petunias, and tomatoes, One has Solar Fire - determinate tomato, and the other pot has the tomato Black Krim - heirloom, indeterminate.

the pot with Solar Fire - determinate
The pot with The Black Krim - indeterminate

   I have a watering regiment of 5:30 a.m. for 15min, and then I"ll check when I get home from work to see if there is a second watering needed... I put a layer of rocks at the bottom of the pot and then compost layer 1/3 up. I purchased potting soil with slow release fertilizer in it, and now I don't have to worry to much about feeding, I will fish fertilize in about two weeks.

    I need to come up with another pot though, I think, I am only going to get one more pot, instead of two.
I want to some different plant in it... I don't think that the 

I am wondering if the HOA community will say anything about my pots of veggies.
   There was an article the other day about a gentleman that has a Huge tree in his back yard, the city of Scottsdale decided to attack him, for "it" being a problem... He didn't even plant the tree. He bought the house a few months back.

   If he does not get rid of it, there will be a fine of 2500.00 a day and put in jail for 6 months.

What kind of BS is that?

The man is being bullied by the city for one... and two, why is it an issue? Especially since the tree looks like it has been there for about 30years or more. Why weren't they squawking then? At the point of "it" just being planted in the first place?This does not make sense to me!

   I think cities put too much of there nose in the areas that don't need to be, so that they can task avoid of what needs to be handled... Just sayin!!!


   I have a shelf that I really didn't know what to do with... But, I think, that I have a use for it now!


   I had my pots on it and some junk that really needed to be thrown away or done what ever ... I thought I wanted to practice with planting seeds and realized that I didn't have a good spot to put them to germinate, until, I looked up and there it was..  The glitter of my eye, the light bulb of concept, a good clean up for the shelf and whaaaaahla!!

 Pleasant Surprises!!!

As I was snapping off the shelf pictures, I looked down and look what I found.....

   I believe I found an eggplant spawning in the compost pile...  then..... wait, wait,

   A bell pepper plant amongst the basil... Amazing...... isn't it.... So it is really to hot to transplant it right now, but, I will wait for it to cool down, and pot them up!

   I thought that I would take advantage of the space on the shelf, and use one off seed starters to plant some plants...

Seed Journal

10/02/11 - seeded    Black Beauty Eggplant
10/02/11 - seeded    Parsley Triple curl
10/02/11 - seeded    Okra (from the school garden)
10/02/11 - seeded    Cabbage Orient express

My potted tomatoes- I think these were the heirloom yellow pear... and I'm not sure of the other two are doing very well.

So I have three tomatoes, a bell pepper, and an eggplant along with couple hundred basil plants!
Hows that for not trying to hard!! ha ha ha!!

  The Weather----

   The word is there is a huge cool off, coming soon... by Friday the low is going to be in the 50's... 
Are they kiddin me! It is in the 100's still... It always makes me think, does the weather know what they're talking about? 

Well here is to hoping the 100's will cease for awhile and Fall begins...

Oh! By the way, Happy Fall!!!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Container Garden To Commence "Eventually..."

   I'm beginning my container garden, in the front yard...  I went to my local hardware store and bought my pots. I needed a second opinion so I had my husband go with me.  The pots that I thought about were okay, I just kept hee-hawing with it...  You know couldn't make up my mind. I like them because they were nice and big.
   But my husband as usual made a point.. Remember, plastic pots ahhhh!!, everything I had in those plastic pots died.        I murdered my chili peppers.   Remember !!!!!

   So husband said, ickk... I don't like plastic!!, Anything but plastic!... Well, okay, that means a shift in price and a different path of thinking...

   I walked around the store, trying to rethink... All the pots I liked were $50.00 and above... a big jump from what I was going to pay..

   So I found  two pots that were just a bit smaller, not by much you see, but just enough.

   The magic of it wasn't that they weren't made of plastic...
   It was, that they were only $13.00 a piece. What? AND They were made of clay?

   That means the pot I want for the third area can pretty much be anything, any price... Hooray!  

   Here they are... Now, they are not symmetrical and I find that a bit of a head scratcher. But, that's okay. My husband said it wasn't a big deal to change up the drips...
   Next, I will be yanking out that bush... I probably won't be doing that until it cools down some... 110 degree weather is not my ideal working atmosphere..

 Sunflower Experiment!

   So I am very excited to see that these sunflowers are taking off to be wonderfully bright  happy flowers...

I did go out to check on my experiment and they were thirsty.. so I watered...

Why Does This Happen?

We have not had a decent cucumber out of this plant yet! First they kind of curl weirdly, then as they grow, they take on this color that is almost like albino...  Then when I pick one or the "one" they are so bitter...

Here is a picture of one that has died, or I'm not sure what you call it....

    Now most of them end up like this... I am so disappointed... but I guess that this is a learning moment, but I'm not sure what I'm learning though...

Zucchini trying to do something...

    I'm not sure "what" this zucchini is trying to do... but it is trying something. It has a bunch of flowers and I really don't think it is zucchini, I still think it is yellow squash.. I just figured it wasn't going to do anything and I was just going to yank it out.. but look

The color of it is so neat... so I'll just see what it'll do..

I have Parsley...

Isn't it cool lookin'? I'm so excited.. I  usually can't keep it growing or around long enough to have any to use... I'm going in and sniping as soon as I can... Hooray!

I know, a bit messy.... but I will get in there and clean things up some too...

But a huge bonus for me!!!

My poor Sage plant!

It was so hot outside, That my poor sage plant looked like it was melting!

I did have a regular work day, I couldn't get outside to do any watering. Sage was drooping so much, that I will be surprised if it perks back up....

I guess we will see in the morning if all will be okay!

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