Have you started growing for your garden yet?
April 12, 2008 7:37pm CST
My husband and I live in an apartment and we are going to get involved in a community garden this summer. We are going to starts some indoor planting soon. Have you started your vegetables yet? I can't wait to have a plot of garden. It's still not as fun as having one right in your own yard!
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28 May 08
I haven't planted any veggies in years; I never planted any plant for several years to be more appropriate. But let me put things straight, I love planting. The only reason I wasn't able to plant for a long time now is because we are presently living in a rented apartment and there's no available space in the area. The yard is cemented with pebbles and there's no way I could get some dirt or land here. But two months ago, I started placing seeds of bittermelon (ampalaya), avocado, and papaya in separate plastic containers. The seeds were actually free because they were the ones which I kept after we ate some fruits and veggies. Now, the papaya is almost two feet high. And hopefully, we'll be able to harvest some of the leaves from the ampalaya over the weekend; I'm planning to cook sauteed monggo seeds with ampalaya leaves. The avocado, on the other hand, needs more time to grow and I'm willing to wait. I do recall when I planted about four to five avocado seeds in my hometown half a decade ago. I literally placed them on the dirt, and I was surprised and happy at the same time when I discovered that it has already developed leaves. I'm happy I gave in to the ideas in my thoughts which I was contemplating for about six months. Plus the fact that my husband was quite discouraging me on this plan of mine. But in the end, I was able to persuade him to get some dirt from his uncle's land near the house we're renting. He also realized that I love planting and in this way, he was able to understand that planting veggies is not only beneficial to our health but also for family bonding because the whole family is engaged into it.
12 May 08
I've planted some cherry tomato plants, sunflowers and some other flowers (can't remember the name, but they will be pink and white!!). They are all still indoors as, although it's been lovely weather the past week or so, I am British and so I don't feel confident yet that this will last! I'm going to have to bite the bullet and plant them outside soon though as the tomato and sunflower plants are taking over our house and there might not be enough room for us humans before long! My husband came home today and made comments about how we're living in a jungle. While I do enjoy the jungle-like atmosphere, I think they're growing a bit too big now and I'm going to have to evict them soon. I really like the idea of a community garden. Lots of people round here have allotments (is that the same thing?), and they grow all sorts of amazing vegetables. I hope you have lots of enjoyment out of it and get lots of crops!
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12 May 08
We have planted some of our flowers, well most of them that are going to be done this year. No planting of the veggies yet. My husband needs to go through and till the ground another time or two to break up the roots of all the grass and weeds that were in the place where we will be planting. It's only the 2nd week of May, so we still have a bit of time in the planting window to have a good crop for mid to late summer and early fall. This is our first full summer at this house, we moved in mid-July of last year and we didn't plant anything then. We are discovering that yard work is hard work, and very rewarding to see all the stuff coming up and really beautifying the place. I'm also looking forward to having fresh cut flowers in the house until the first frost.