Category: Gardening

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 10 – Storms & Powdery Mildew

Sorry to get this post up a day later than usual. I was working on some other projects yesterday, and we didn’t even get the video up until last night, so I’m posting today. Good news is that my camera is back from the shop, so we’ll have better quality photos starting next week. The

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 9 – Stakes & Hand Pollinating

First, we finally uploaded the Week 8 video on Saturday, so you can watch that now at last week’s post. Sorry about the delay. We are back on track this week (though my digital camera is still in the shop, so the photos aren’t that great). The weather lately has been cool, windy, and rainy.

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 8 – The Plants Are Flowering

This update will be pretty short this week. We had a busy weekend, and we on a film set from 5-11PM last night, so we didn’t have time to upload the video to Youtube yet. I don’t know how to use the boyfriend’s new camera, so hopefully he’ll put it up tonight. We have filmed

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 7 – Transplanting & Harvesting

This has been a somewhat eventful week concerning our container vegetables. We finally finished transplanting–all of our pots are full and as long as they all survive the transplant, there will be no more transplanting this season! We still have some seedlings left, so if something dies off, we could potentially transplant something else into

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 6 – Little Bean Pods!

Summer hit yesterday with full force (it was 89F out when I took these pictures) and the plants are officially living outdoors full time. Last week I was pretty excited about that possibility since I was sick of lugging the pots in and out each day. Hopefully they’ll survive the heat (it’s about 20 degrees

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 5 – Transplanting the Seedlings

Last week we started transplanting, with the beans and a few tomato plants. This week we did the bulk of the transplanting, moving the seedlings into their final containers. Just to be safe, we’re moving an extra seedling or 2 just in case one dies off. Later we’ll thin out the weaker plants. We have

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 4 – Wilting Cucumbers

We’re done with the fourth week of our container gardening adventure. The temperature in Chicago decided to drop again this week, so while we were in the 70s for awhile, we’ve dropped into the 40s & 50s, so the plants have mostly been indoors for the past week, just because it’s warmer. Unfortunately this week

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 3 – Pepper Surprise!

I know I didn’t do a week 2 update last week, but it was a hectic week and there really wasn’t much change from week 1. Our seedlings continued to grow and that was about it. Well, during week 3, we got a little surprise. The pepper seeds we’d given up on have started to

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 1 – The Seedlings

Spring is officially here! I love looking out the window and seeing buds on the trees and flowers popping up. They’re all signs that the weather is warmer and gardening season is here. When I lived at home, my parents had a garden every year, growing all kinds of vegetables and fruits. I always enjoyed