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Urban Garden Log Post #2

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It has been a little over two weeks since I potted a cherry tomato plant, some sweet basil, and several sprouted garlic cloves. This was an experiment to see if where I placed them in the garden would be suitable for them and other plants. So far, so good. The tomato plant has blossoms, and the garlic and basil are growing. So I went ahead and got a few more plants and put them out. I have added flat leaf Italian parsley, cilantro, and oregano, and just for fun I got a lavender plant and a big lemon balm plant. The “feral” mint next to the water faucet is going like gang–busters, and I fear that the rosemary bush is about to knock over a fence if I don’t prune it back. And the orange and lemon trees are still producing and continue to have blossoms on them. Since we are in a drought zone, I am striving to give them all only one big drink of water a week.  My plan is to get a couple of more tomato plants, and sow from seeds some bush beans.   We’ll see how this goes, one week at a time.

Tomato blossoms

 

Lemon Balm

 

I think there’s room for a few more pots.

 

The monster rosemary bush

 

Lavender

 

My feral mint seems to be happy next to the faucet so I will just leave it alone.

 

ljgloyd 2018

 

5 thoughts on “Urban Garden Log Post #2

  1. The growth on your plants in just two weeks is amazing. Most of mine bonsai in the acid soil here. Like you I’ve decided to put things in pots and place the pots on a raised bench. So far I’m having much better results. It seems to help with attacks from possums and snails too.

  2. Home grown food and herbs are so tasty and satisfying. Good luck with your pots! Seems they’re off to a fine start.

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