Gardening project part II

Well, we officially sold out at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2015. After spending three weeks waiting for our cucumbers, zucchinis and pumpkins to start growing, we said screw it and bought starter plants from our local grocery store, Harbor Greens Market.

After failing to get our cucumbers and zucchinis to grow, we gave in and bought green and yellow peppers, white and orange pumpkins, kale and broccoli at a local grocery store.
After failing to get our cucumbers and zucchinis to grow, we gave in and bought green and yellow peppers, white and orange pumpkins, kale and broccoli at a local grocery store.

On one hand, I don’t feel bad because our carrots, snap peas and tomatoes are growing great in the garden box we built when we moved in. On the other hand, I feel like I’ve failed because I couldn’t figure out how to get the other plants to grow.
No matter, though, we now have kale, green and yellow peppers, squash, pumpkin and broccoli plants in our garden box, augmenting the aforementioned peas and carrots.

Our peas are growing nicely, even if the cucumbers and zucchinis aren't. Most of the peas are about two-feet tall now.
Our peas are growing nicely, even if the cucumbers and zucchinis aren’t.

The peas are doing really well, and all they’ve gotten is sunlight and water. Our tomatoes are also coming along nicely in our pots, and our cilantro is downright out of control.
I watched an interesting video that my wife, Veronica, shared with me today about urban gardening. At about the 12-minute mark, it offers great advice on composting which I want to try. But it also mentions how they just go ahead and plant cilantro and parsley seeds en masse and let them grow without thinning. I’ve certainly never tried that until now. So, I took the rest of my herb seeds and spread them around the garden and flower beds, figuring we might as well see if it grows.

Our cilantro is going crazy. We have too much, honestly.
Our cilantro is going crazy. We have too much, honestly.

I also put a bunch of string beans and snap peas into some beds in front of our house that used to contain junipers (which are awful, nasty bushes; I spent the first month we lived here ripping out about 25 of them). They might not grow in such terrible soil, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

The pea pods will be showing up soon, as our plants have lots of flowers on them. We even have a random red and a random pink flower.
The pea pods will be showing up soon, as our plants have lots of flowers on them. We even have a random red and a random pink flower.

Anyway, things are progressing nicely with the peas, as they flowered recently so hopefully we will have pods soon.
Hopefully the next update will include actual vegetables!
– Craig Craker

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