Monday, August 1, 2011

Garden Ups and Downs

I started a garden back in the spring. I thought things were going well until I drove past the community gardens and saw a lot of the same things I was trying to grow in full bloom! That's when I realized I must not have a great green thumb. Sigh. I think we may have messed up the soil, but oh well. My friend said to try Miracle Grow. At this point, I figured nothing was going to help, but it was worth a try. I did that and when I came home from Utah two weeks ago, my garden was HUGE!
I'll let the pictures describe what has gone on.

This is the first sign of an ACTUAL vegetable in our garden!!! I think it's so cute and I can't wait to watch it keep growing.

Remember the book, "The Hungry Caterpillar?" I guess we have the actual story in our garden!
This was/is our broccoli plant. Isn't that so sad? I think instead of a caterpillar, it was the BUNNIES! "The bunny, the bunny- Oh I HATE the bunny!" haha

And here is the other broccoli plant. We never got around to building the cage for the garden box.

This I think WAS a bug or insect. Green beans. They used to be in a circle with branches making a teepee. When things DID grow, the bugs ate then. I only have that one tiny one in the front struggling to survive. But I think it's a lost cause.

This is my baby!
It's my jack-o-lantern plant!! It starts in the right hand corner of the box and then comes down OFF the box and is about six feet long. I'm SO EXCITED for the pumpkins to grow... IF they grown.

Here are some of my basil plants. They smell GREAT!

And this is what happened to my carrot box. Bunnies (I think). Notice there is nothing there. 
Sad. There used to be about 30. Grr.

All in all- I'm not too bummed. 
This is the FIRST time I've ever attempted something like 
this and it seems to be a great learning experience. 
Hopefully I can keep it all alive through out the HEAT that is consuming Bloomington.


The Fallon Schank's said...

'Just wait...the zuchinni will grow and produce and produce and produce and become a plague in your life (and all of your neighbors as you attempt to pawn off it on others.) :)

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

that happened to my squash, zuchinni, kale, and broccoli plants... plus i forgot to water them or ask someone to water them when we were on vacation and then they all shriveled up and died. Sad Day! The trick i've learned is to put up chicken wire around my garden (beds) and containers then over the wire i put a garden mesh type thing so deer won't get in either.