Spring Garden Update
April 23, 2013

I asked my son, Dylan, what I should title this post and he said “I don’t know, Garden Update?”. Brilliant. This is what this is. A garden update.

Well, where do I start, let me rewind back to February. My summer garden plans had me dreaming of 200 tomato plants and loads of pepper plants, which I had started in January and they were all nicely coming along. And then, my entrepreneurial 15 year old son had an idea so I went with it. He wanted to sell plants. So, what does a good homeschooling mother do? She lets him sell plants. He had about 500 tomato and pepper plants started in seed trays so I told him he could sell the 200 plants that I had already started in January with me knowing that 500 more were supposedly coming. Then all of his 500 plants got a weird disease and didn’t make it like they should….of course. So in the meantime he sold all of my plants, except for 20 of them which I planted in my garden and most of them had lost their name tags so I don’t even know what kind they are! All of my neighbors are now growing my plants and I hope they enjoy them! Cracks me up.

Anyway, here are a few photos of my garden so far. I got a really late start with the tomatoes because my son had them in trays out in front of my house trying to sell them until the end of March. He’s very proud of himself and hey, I’m proud of him, plus we got to meet a lot of our neighbors. What can I say? I love growing plants and my son likes selling and organizing them. Hmmmm…maybe we’ve got something going.



[ 8 Comments ] Posted on 04.23.13 under From My Garden

8 comments for Spring Garden Update

  1. Farmer Darrell said:

    April 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Say there! That is a ingenious way to irrigate. It looks like you really put some thought into it. Your garden is coming along nicely. Until then ,you can buy tomatoes from your neighbors. At least you know that they are organic !!

  2. Keith Jones said:

    April 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wow, the peppers are growing great! my peppers are struggling… badly… not sure what the deal is… ugh…

  3. Staci said:

    April 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    We are using the drip irrigation that we bought in Boulder. Ya, my hubs did a good job. He has 3 sections hooked up to where I can turn them all on at once or separately. There is no way I can hand water that much space.

  4. Staci said:

    April 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    My pepper plants are very small, but they each have at least a couple of peppers on them. Put some 50/50 shade on them through the summer if they don’t get any afternoon shade. Keep them watered and they will produce and get much bigger in the fall.

  5. Keith Jones said:

    May 02, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Great! Thanks for the advice. So tomatoes… I have a some great looking tomato plants in a “tomato jungle” type formation (I think that’s what you called it in a separate post). Great looking plants, TONS of blossoms… no fruit… any recommendations?

  6. Keith Jones said:

    May 03, 2013 at 10:12 am

    very exciting! I’ve been shaking the tomato cages and this morning there was actually a very small tomato (hopefully the first of MANY)…

  7. Rosemary said:

    May 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Any updates? My attempt at gardening failed so I have to live vicariously through your blog :)

  8. Staci said:

    June 07, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Aww, you’ll have to give it a try in the fall again.

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