Clueless Gardening

August 2, 2006

Sun & heat

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 2:03 pm

So now we’ve gone from rain all the time to no rain and a heat wave. Garden is still coming along. I’ll post more photos soon.

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July 22, 2006

Rain, rain, rain…..

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 5:05 pm

I am no expert, but this sure seems like the wettest summer I can remember in a long time. I know it’s helping the plants, but I am getting a bit tired of it!

Naturally, it is pouring as I write this….

July 15, 2006

Wild things around the yard

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 8:22 pm

I don’t know what these are, but they look nice.

Wild raspberries. Yum!

Flowers

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 8:15 pm

My girlfriend grows mostly flowers. These look good right now.

First corn silk

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 8:12 pm

It’s getting there.

July 12, 2006

Early July

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 8:05 pm


Now it looks like a garden. I really have to pull some weeds, but at least everything seems to be growing. My girlfriend is from Nebraska, a place where they grow a lot of corn. She told me of a saying about corn. It should be “knee-high by the 4th of July”.
Looks like I’m on schedule with that. Hope it keeps going and tastes ok at the end of the summer. The carrots look good and the broccoli looks ok, aside from bugs starting to eat the leaves a bit. I think I may have overdone it with the buckwheat a little. It grows like mad. I guess the buckwheat I pull out will be good for the compost heap.

Early June

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 7:58 pm

Things are starting to happen. Since we have deer and raccoons and who knows what else, I installed a fence. Not much happening now, but by the end of summer there should be plenty to eat.
I also bought a book about organic gardening which has a lot of good ideas. Naturally, I bought it only after I had planted everything, but I haven’t made any major mistakes yet, as far as I can tell.
So far the only thing that went wrong is the thyme I planted never grew.

July 11, 2006

Much to my surprise

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 8:14 pm

By the end of May things have started to grow. That’s buckwheat. I read somewhere that it attracts beneficial insects to your garden. I also used it as an alternative to grass seed in the bare spots of the lawn.

 

I thought it would be wise to grow what I like to eat. So, I started with corn, broccoli, carrots and black-eye peas. I’m guessing the corn will be the major challenge, but for some reason I’m fascinated by thought of growing my own. Got my fingers crossed.

 

I know it’s better to have an entire raised garden, but I don’t have the extra dirt. I thought the next best thing would be rows of tiny hills, with trenches next to them. We shall see.

In the beginning

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 3:04 pm

There was dirt. Since I really don’t know what I’m doing, I thought it best to start small. The whole garden is about 10×10. This is from the middle of May.

Here we go

Filed under: Gardening — halfassedgarden @ 1:04 am

I always thought it would be fun to grow some of my own food. The closest I’ve come before this were some small containers of herbs. Now that I live in the suburbs, I thought I’d try something bigger and hopefully, better.

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