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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Organic Garden, part 2

I know you all have been dying to know, how my garden grows... Well, it went downhill pretty quickly after my last garden post.  I put my sprouts outside in the sun, and we had 3 days of rain. they drowned and died :-(.  So, I had to start all over again.  That's when I realized my yellow-green thumb, was really brown, stop laughing.  I actually decided to to reuse Chobani yogurt cups, as mini pots.
I planted yellow squash, zucchini, romaine lettuce, spinach, cilantro, parsley, basil, rosemary, sage, and thyme.  I decided to plant green bean seeds right in the ground.  So, I waited and waited after planting and nothing seemed to sprout... that's when I knew my thumb was really brown!  So, I went to my local garden store and bought already sprouted plants, including my tomato plants, I even bought a cucumber plant.  Of course, you can guess what happen next (no, they didn't die)... remember those seeds in the chobani containers, they sprouted after I planted the store-bought plants.

Now, I have growing 2 tomato plants, 6 green bean plants, yellow squash-zucchini-cucumber plants, herbs: parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, and cilantro.  I also have 2 extra zucchini and squash plants, and a cilantro plant if anyone needs one!  My daughters' zinnia and dahlia plants had to be replanted too in chobani cups, and now they are doing awesome!  We should have a princess garden very soon!  Here are some photos, if you have any tips on how not to kill my attempt at an organic garden, don't hesitate to comment.


  1. I've been working with container gardens for 6 years. Always plant tomatoes in huge pots (at least 5 gallons). You can take a smaller pot and invert it at the bottom to fill up some of the space, but the roots will need room to spread. I also immediately put a cage around my tomatoes as soon as I plant them. I choose determinate varieties of tomatoes because they grow straight up and are easier to keep in containers.

    I always buy my plants as starters... I don't do seeds. I understand that you want to stay organic, so you can buy organic plants or you can just go the organic route once you plant them at home... it's still better than anything you'd buy at the store.

    I think tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are great starter plants for beginners. It's possible that your plants may have ended up getting water logged if you didn't punch holes in the bottom of your pots/containers. Make sure you have room for drainage or you'll drown your garden.

    I try to put my efforts into growing vegetables that are expensive at the store (heirloom tomatoes, herbs, special varieties of peppers). I buy the more normal stuff (eggplants, zucchini, green beans, corn) at farm stands because it's cheap in season and really fresh and convenient.

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