Unfortunately the eco-friendly pest control we tried on the lawn didn't work, we have more ants than when we started...so I lost that battle...hub gets to pick the next product. I am glad we tried though!
In no particular order...here are update photos from our trial and error container garden.
|Don't know if I had bum seeds, or a poor soil mixture but no seedlings emerged :(|
|These are actually itty bitty strawberries from the strawberry pot you'll see below. They were sour, but the plant is flowering :)|
|This is the olive tree we planted last year. Somewhere there's a pic of it as a baby, but I can't find the page so I'll add the link later.|
|Radishes take two. The first pot of radishes was a porcelain pot, the day after they were planted it POURED and the seeds were flooded out...note, it hasn't rained since!|
|Look closely...there's spinach trying to flex it's muscle|
|The rescued Dwarf Banana and it's brother...both doing very well|
|Green Onions...they look a little weak to me but they're trying|
|heh heh...just in case you missed the fennel failure earlier|
|Green Pepper and Oregano. This is my FAVORITE pot. The peppers are fantastic and I snip the Oregano for dinner daily!|
This plant actually looks worse than the original picture. Lost lots of leaves to leaf miners
But the fruit...is FANTASTIC this is a GREAT tomato, very flavorful.
We've harvested a couple of pounds already.
|aforementioned strawberry pot|
|top hat blueberry|
|Rosemary (s) the hemispherectomy was a success :)|
|I'm excited to see the corn barrels successfully producing! Next week I'll thin the stalks to the healthiest specimens|
|mint...the other one is still there, just not thriving as much as the one on the left|
|my 'cut it all the way back and see if it returns' experiment|
|my new garden cart from the hub :)|
|Portabello rice bowl|
Okay so the pic doesn't look very appetizing but this dish DELICIOUS and made with some ingredients from the yard.
- Basmati (cooked)
- Black beans (drained)
- 3 portabello mushrooms cut in large cubes
- patio tomatoes, gutted and sliced (garden)
- basil leaves (garden)
- oregano leaves (garden)
- 1/2 small wheel of brie
- 2 Tbsp of salted butter
- sprinkled with shredded parmesean
All of the main ingredients came from the garden
I added one onion (because ours aren't ready yet)
FRESH is Salsa is the bomb!