Ok, so all my little plants are on the deck and have been for over a month now. Unfortunately, the cucumber isn't doing so well and looks a bit burnt. I've brought him inside for a bit to repair. He was doing great until the outdoor excursion....here's hoping he'll recover.
Heather's beans (in the pic) are doing phenomenally! They're already climbing their way up the deck posts all by themselves.
I've transplanted the beefsteak tomatoes to a larger pot until I can get my hand on those untreated planter boxes. Thanks to my friend Melanie's dad who is on the case and may be able to build me something :)
Just like at work, where I tell people I'll be there in ten but they know that'll turn into a few hours, I'm posting my first blog entry incredibly late.
Look at all you volunteers, hard at work and diligently posting away. I bow to thee. I hereby swear to post more often. (Winner for Vaguest Statement of 2009. I'd like to thank my parents...)
Late, yes. But my delay has no relationship with the excitement of growing my own organic plants. I actually missed them (sniff) while I was in Cuba a couple weeks ago. Thank goodness for roommates who can handle a watering can like it's going out of style (holla!). I am very thankful nothing dried up and died.
I will admit my little greenies are in dire need of planter boxes or some other large containers to migrate to. They're really outgrowing their tiny pots, and I'm afraid roots may suffocate if I don't do something soon. I've been in touch with some decking, flooring, and other woodly-type companies who may have some untreated scrap wood. And heck, if I can recycle, reduce the amount of new supplies I need AND save money, I'm one happy gal. And I've even got a candidate for building the boxes (I'm not afraid of tools; I just don't own anything larger than a drill). Stay tuned...
I'm interested to see if anyone is actually eating any of their own produce yet. My roommate's lettuce is doing phenomenal now that we've moved it from a windy area on the deck. The Ontario strawberries I've been getting at the grocery stores lately are fantastic! If only my Patio Temptation variety had sprouted. I'll try again next year...or maybe I'm not too late to try again this year? ;)