Hello out there,
Figured I should try to get a discussion going on what people are growing out there for this season. I know I have too many plants and probably more than I will actually need and they may need homes soon.
I originally started with a list of things I was planning on growing but it just got bigger.
Here is what my current list looks like and I am trying to make sure I put everything down.
Large Red Cherry
Habanero (I hope they made it)
Lettuce (few varieties)
Radishes (few varieties)
I think that covers most of them.
What are you growing?
I'm new to City Life and to the Urban Gardening Group. I'm very excited to be a part of this group, because I'm hoping that it will keep me invested in my starter garden that I planted from seeds into beginner pots last week. Usually what I do is put a few things into the ground late into Spring, as an after-thought, and then forget about tending to them. Then they usually become snail food. I don't have any ground ready yet, but will be making a garden box within the next couple weeks, in preparation for when my babies get big enough to be transplanted. I would appreciate any suggestions or creative ideas for planting; we have a large backyard, but three-quarters of it is hard-scaped, and then we have a grassy patch, with some flower-beds around the perimeter of the entire backyard. I plan to clear the insidious Canna flowers from the sunniest flower-bed to make way for my gardening space.
I've planted: French Thyme; Italian Kale; Black Beauty Eggplant; Peas; Parsley; Radishes; Basil; Gourmet Cat Greens; Alpine Strawberries; Bright Lights Chard; and Baby Belles. I have a few other seed packets (forgot which ones they are, one is the round cucumber) that I will place directly into the ground once I have my garden box.
I also will probably have an abundance of some of the above-mentioned plants and would be happy to swap.
It's great to see others gardening in the city. I have the blog posts here on CityLife and I have my own gardening blog where I post all about my garden and some tips. You can see the feed on the main page of this group or go HERE. How big will the garden box be? You will probably be able to grow multiple plants depending on the size.
Don't worry about having too many seed packets. I've got some that I haven't even opened yet and may not have any room for but they should keep for a while.
The first tip I have for you is to email Roots Gourmet and get some free compost. You can find that info HERE.
The box will be about a 6x3. Not sure if that will be big enough for everything. My friend said I could also plant some stuff in her front yard, which gets plenty of sunshine. Thankfully, she's just around the corner from me.
Thanks for the referral to Roots Gourmet; I will definitely try to get some compost.
I think I'm going to start growing some stuff aside from what I already had in my backyard: grape fruit, pomegranate, and tangerines...
I wanna grow some grapes!
can you share some tomatoes I like to make a pie and my tomatoes still growing and not sure if any tomatoes are big beef steack which is a large tomato perfect for pie
let me know I can share some cactus form my garden