Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Take A Peek Wednesday: Container Garden Update!

                                 
                  It's currently pouring outside so I thought I would do a little catching up on my postings. The stretch of warm weather we had really did wonders for the garden. I was able to pluck the first harvest of the year..A beautiful juicy strawberry!
                       
 
              My rainbow carrots are growing like crazy!
                  

              
                        Potatoes!! They seem to be thriving in their grow bags and I can't wait to open the little door up on the bottom to reach in and grab some when they are ready. It's my first time growing potatoes and I'm really excited.
                        


                     The golden raspberry bush has teenie weenie berries on there and really look forward to those ripening.
                     


                      Here we have string less celery. I didn't even know this type existed until my husband picked it out for his veggie to grow.
                     

     
                        Here is a bunch of veggies growing in a smaller greenhouse. We've got blue corn,baby corn, yellow zucchini,egg plant, and tomatoes. A few of my zucchini leaves had some issues with to much rain on their leaves so I sprayed a solution of baking soda and water to help them out. I already have plans on how to make things better for next year. I'm going back to my much larger green house because I ran out of space way to quickly in this one. I'm going to be ripping out more things and getting rid of the rest of the grass we have in our backyard. I am just so over grass. I want nothing but growing space!
                                 


                    This is a bingo watermelon..In the U.S. I believe they call this a sugar baby. I don't hold out to much hope for these. We need way more sun and warmth in order for these guys to grow but I wanted to take a chance anyway.
                 


                   This is a patio snacker cucumber and believe it or not,it's growing in my front window! I have a really long front window that gets hit hard with sun and heat so it's currently houseing two huge container pots of these guys and my bingo watermelons. I'm actually leaving the cucumbers in the window because they need zero pollination and get tons of heat where they are. Isn't it just the cutest little cucumber ever?
                      


                           I've planted wildflowers to do my part for the pollinators that will hopefully hang out in peace in my backyard this summer :) I didn't get a pic of everything..I forgot to snap a pic of my banana shallots and my mouse melons oh and my rhubarb..all three are doing very well!

How is your garden coming along?