Well here is the latest and greatest from our container garden. Above is the Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans which we replanted into their final container. Two of the four are doing really well and I think two were traumatized by the move… Apparently you shouldn’t try to transplant beans so if those two don’t perk up I will rip them out and plant to seed directly into the planter.
Nothing has come of the second batch of broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers which is very sad… We have gotten ourselves a growing flat with clear top. Since Colorado is so dry I’m hoping that by covering it to keep the moisture in they will be able to finally sprout.
On the upside the sunflowers are still doing really well. If they last through the summer we are going to use them as centerpieces as our wedding reception. We planted three different varieties- Strawberry Blonde, Eclipse and something else…
The spinach is doing really well too and pretty soon we will have to rip some of them out so that they have 3 inches in between. We had some success with our first round of spinach but after a couple weeks they wilted away :(.
Our final success story is our carrots which have sprouted some greens on our second attempt. The first time around we planted them in newspaper pots but they did nothing and you aren’t supposed to transplant them anyway. The second time we put them directly in the planter and covered them with paper towels that I kept moist.
So overall I (N.) think we are doing pretty well considering this is our very first attempt at growing anything from seed.