Category: Gardening

We’ve Started our Patio Garden for the Year!

If you’ve been around here before, you know that the boyfriend and I grow various herbs and vegetables in containers in a small garden on our patio. Each summer we do a whole webseries on youtube documenting the process. I used to write posts on it as well, but I don’t have time anymore. If

Patio Gardening 2011: Week 3 — Signs of Life

Finally we got some signs of life these week from our planted seeds. In fact everything is sprouting except for the peppers and mixed greens. I’ve been super busy so I don’t have time to do up a full post, but you can check out the video with all the details. Also, we’re planting some

Patio Gardening 2011: Week 2 – Scaring Birds Away

This has not been the best week in patio gardening history. This time last year we had seedlings popping up. Sadly this is not the case this year. Instead we just have pots of dirt. Why is this? Who knows. I have a few theories. First, once we planted the seeds last weekend the weather

Patio Gardening 2011: Week 1 – Planting the Seeds

We’re off to a good start this year. The weather was pretty cold and windy today, not exactly making for the best gardening weather, but we wanted to get started so we have seedlings ready to go out when the weather finally gets nice. Our gardening adventure for the year started last week when we

Getting Ready For Another Season of Patio Gardening

After last summer, I was really burnt out on our garden. It wasn’t quite as fruitful as I wanted it to be and kind of ended in a fizzle. After a long winter, I’m excited for things to warm up and to start growing again. This weekend we purchased all of our seeds, and even

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 29 – End of Season

It looks like it’s finally over for our little patio garden. Last week we hit lows in the 30s and our poor plants started shriveling up a little. The day before the big temperature drop, I went ahead and harvested all the peppers and tomatoes left on the plants. The last haul was 2 peppers

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 26 – Surprise Green Onions

Fall is here but the garden is still going. It looks rough, but it’s going. We’ve had roller coaster temperatures for the past few weeks, with temperatures in the 60s and then the 70s and the past few days in the 80s. I’ve basically just let the garden do it’s own thing for awhile now.

Patio Garden 2010 Week 23: Tomatoes, Peppers, & Basil

I know, I know. I haven’t done a patio garden update in a couple weeks. Honestly there just hasn’t been much going on to report. We’re down now to tomatoes, peppers, and basil. The tomatoes and peppers are still suffering from the red spider mites, but the plants are still trucking along. They’re producing, flowering,

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 21 – Summer Winds Down

Things are getting back to normal here. I finally have my camera back so we’ll have some half decent pictures again. Temperatures have certainly cooled off over the past week. Highs this week are in the 70s, so it seems like fall is settling in. The gardening season is winding down and soon we’ll be