Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lessons from the garden

So this year as you may have known, I attempted a small garden.  So far the results have been mixed.  I do think that I have learned from it.

First: while herbs grow well in pots, in what I have experienced veggies do not.  And maybe this is due to over crowding, but really the plants seemed to take off once they were put in the ground and out of the pot.

Second: Apparently cherry tomatoes are much easier to grow than bigger ones.  At least this is what is happening over here.

Third: No peppers, I have six live pepper plants and nothing has amounted from them.  Grr. I love peppers.

Fourth: Zucchini totally needs to be in the ground but seems to be kind of fragile as the flowers seem to keep popping off so thus no zucchini either.

Fifth: Apparently I really suck at keeping cilantro alive; the same happened with dill last year.

And those are what I can think of for now.  If you have any gardening advice that I can take away and store for next year's try at gardening without pots (except for herbs), as long as its charitable its more than welcome.  How is your garden treating you this year?

1 comment:

  1. I always have better luck with little tomatoes than with the bigger varieties. I just wind up peeling a lot of little tomatoes for things.

    My peppers have only done well once, which disappoints me, because I love them. I suppose that's why they cost so much in the store.

    And cilantro doesn't grow well for me either. I hear parsley is better, but I never have gotten around to planting any.