garden 2010

Compared to how fast the raspberries grew and were harvested, the rest of the garden had slow growth . Of course the internet provided me with plantings that I purchased online as I did not get to start any seed this year. (some that i put in the garden didn’t take) The onions I have to do more research on as I planted them too close together and probably too shallow in my hurried effort to get them in the ground. Most shot up green stems but the bulbs didn’t grow all that big. I harvested several but decided to let them winter over till next year with a cover of mulch for now. Though small they were still tasty. Some of the bulbs grew green stems with a flowering top that looks like seed pods. I use some miracle grow once and a while and some slow release fertilizer but thats about it. The plantings will have to get used the the soil that was amended with mulched grass and leave clippings when I turned it over in the spring.

One thing nice about gardening is that it is a hobby that can go on for years with changes along the way growing different things. Tomatoes used to be the norm but learning about bulbous plantings is a plus. Also the oregano grew slowly and I harvested some, one of my fav herbs. I had oregano before, years ago, planted between some shrubbery that would winter over. I think where the oregano is planted may be too much sun.

The hot pepper plants really gained in height and in the amount of peppers though they are small for now, most likely they should have been planted/purchased earlier.

Constantly in the process of trimming/removing and cutting up overgrown shrubbery. I also have to be more vigilant about the overgrowth of vines and weeds , American Pokeweed is active in areas near the garden and some other type of berries yet to be ID’ed are growing near the mulch pile. As for watering this year I finally cut out an opening in the top of the rain barrel big enough to put the utility pump into and provide rain water for the garden. A screen covers the opening and I’ll extend the down spout over it instead of using the smaller opening with a funnel. It’s fed with about a 4 foot section of gutter from the roof. Also, water from the dehumidifier can be added to the rain barrel.

2 Responses to “garden 2010”

  1. January 2, 2012 at 16:46

    I’m going to have to try this rain barrel thing next season. Hadn’t even considered feeding it from the roof/gutters. That would really amp up the supply – especially with last seasons rediculous record rainfalls here – then instantly followed by just enough drought to ruin growth.


    • 2 pmetro
      January 21, 2012 at 02:10

      So far the rain barrel has worked out fair, I have more improvements to do. I want to add an outlet at the bottom of the barrel so I can connect it to the dripper hose I put in the garden. The set up I used last season , I have to use an electric utility pump inside the barrel to pump out the water. I only have about 5 feet of gutter over the back door to feed the barrel as I don’t have gutters the full lenght of the house so I don’t have to clean them. With more gutters and barrels I could get alot more water . Usually the amount of water I get from rainfall for the garden, which is unpredictable, isn’t enough for the growing season, I have too water the garden with water from the faucet also. The plan is to gradully add more gutter and water storage. Now that’s rain water collection somewhat nmore popular, and they say it’s better than tap (treated) water, ther are many water storage devices availlable. L8TR Pete


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