The spring veggies have been producing for almost 3 weeks. Lots of lettuce, spinach, and radishes. Cilantro finally took off, and beets, carrots, and spring onions have all gone slow. There was a heat wave in late April and I think it slowed down the growth of many items. Anyone out there have luck with arugula? My neighbor and I have been comparing our veggies, and we both have found arugula to grow painfully slow. Next time, I'll start the spring seeds indoors in early February, and set them out early to mid-March.
Enough babble. On to the new stuff:
- A newly constructed raised bed
- A donated wood barrel
- Summer veggalies including Texas A&M jalapeno peppers, yellow pear tomatoes, ichiban eggplant, better bush tomatoes, black beauty zucchini, and crookneck summer squash (all starters from a mega giant store and one local gardening store).
- Flowers including zinnias, marigolds, nasturtiums, and aster (all from seed)
- Herbs including Genovese basil, red basil, oregano, marjoram, and thyme (all from seed).
The WikiHow page
This Texas A&M Container Gardening site &
This Colorado State one
See now you have all the resources for a raised bed and container gardening!
This is the site for the raised bed:
these are the joints to connect them, they were screwed in on each side
Finalized product: a 4x4 raised bed
Here is some new stuff in pots and the wooden barrel:
tomatoes, jalapenos, basil & nasturtiums