I’ve been behind in sharing the live garden updates from Facebook onto the blog. Here’s what you’ve missed if you haven’t been watching live on Tuesday evenings.
Backyard Garden Update 9/5
Backyard Garden Update 9/12
Backyard Garden Update 9/19 with Special Guest
Be sure to watch until the end!
If you were asking yourself “what happened to week one?” that’s valid. Juggling multiple social platforms and a blog to grow a cult following as strong as last year’s kale presents unique challenges.
Each week I will live stream a garden update on Facebook. Eventually it will make its way here.
Im trying a new gardening strategy this year: moderate laziness. I commute downtown every week day and don’t have a lot of time to prune. Most days I have just enough time to ogle and water my sprouting plants. This year I’ll share tips I learn along the way to be efficient with your gardening time.
If you’re a gardener, please share your tips in the comments and share this with the plant growers and plant killers.
Looking forward to the growing year ahead!
Apologies the video is in portrait. I’m working on it.
We start this week with a moment of silence for the early girl tomato plant that has been laid to rest. Last week I noticed black spots on the tomatoes and yellowed leaves. I had hoped reading the plant bedtime stories and crushing old antibiotics into the soil would nurse the plant back to life. Alas, neither proved to be a formidable solution against what the Internet tells me was bacterial speck.
The tomato plant was put to rest tonight at 6PM central time. Visitation will be the remainder of the week.
Enjoy the rest of the video highlighting the other plants in their efforts to avoid the plague.
It’s Tuesday and that means another square foot garden update! This week’s video update highlights tomatillo tips and features the debut of tomatillo husks. The tomatoes continue to grow and we await the arrival of the first zucchini. Cilantro is starting to take off from seed.
Watch the video for the latest growths!
Sugar snap peas are poppin’ in the garden. Some peppers have formed and the tomatoes are growing like trees. See what else is new in this week’s video.
Want to start your own garden? Read my initial post on square foot gardening to learn how easy it is to grow your own food.
Here’s the weekly update on my first attempt at a DIY garden using the square foot garden method.
Every Tuesday I host a live video update on Facebook to share what I’ve learned about bugs, plants and general gardening tips. This week’s video delves into bolting. Are those flowers in your garden or is your plant abandoning you? Learn how to tell the difference between a bud and plant that is done growing for the season.