Sunday, June 29, 2008

Garden, Interrupted

Well, today I dismantled my container garden and brought it all over to my parents' house; from there, it'll go to several new homes among my family. We moved to a great new place, the only downside being complete lack of access to space for containers. So for now, I'm sending my lush little plants out into the cruel, cruel world.

Actually, I'm sure they'll get lots of love. Maybe they'll thrive better than when I had them!

Just an update on the state of things:

- The sugar snaps are just about done, yielding a total of about 10 pods. *sigh* I found evidence of something digging, despite the pot being up on the porch near our door. I guess sugar snap peas are just that irresistible.
- The purple beans look outstanding! I have two crops going, and the older one's got lovely little purple flowers all over. They've both gotten big and bushy and look really healthy.
- The spring onions, not so much. I'll be suprised if they continue to survive long enough to mature. Maybe they don't like being in the container. (Also, our neighbors killed off one container.)
- Yellow grape tomato is looking a little leggy, but has sent up a second main plant. I saw two little flowers on it today. Huzzah!
- Roma tomato looks much less leggy. I have high hopes.
- The greens seem to be...inconsistent. I'm curious to see how those will turn out.
- The radishes never happened. They all started flowering, and I never got an actual radish root. It may be that I didn't use a deep enough container, as they're tap root veggies.
- The carrots were mostly overwhelmed by the too-big radish greens, but a few survived. The carrots that were not planted with radishes are doing well.

I'm hoping to get some pictures of at least the beans when I visit them next. I would definitely grow Romano Purpiat again, so long as the yield is good. I've never had a happier plant in the garden.


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