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Care To GUESS What This Is? #GroVid20

I Made A Thing!




I've been keeping all of you up to date with my latest, so, here it is, Another #GROVID20 Update! As you can see from above, there's a pile of bits and bobs, some pieces of wood and some back yard space that clearly needs something. The laast few years, I have been putting pots on a large table, for my tabletop and deck gardening. I grow herbs, peppers, tomato, and lettuce on the table. End of last fall, I noticed the table had suffered from years of rot.




Time for a new plan.


A little hammering, a nice, slow, comfortable screw, or two, and I present to you, my tiered table top gardening platform!









I simply added a few planters and now, it begins to look like something:






I filled my planters with a mix of one quarter peat, one quarter manure, one quarter potting soil, and one quarter gardening soil. To this, I sprinkle some compost on top. I like to fill containers and let the soil sit outside for about a week or so, before I start planting anything in it. I find the soil, nutrients and all, combine and come together better, over time.

The bottom two rows, with their long, rectangular planters, will be where my lettuce grows. To start in week 1, I will plant some buttercrisp lettuce seed, in half of a long container on bottom shelf. Week 2, I will plant seed in the second half of a long container. Week 3, I will plant romaine in the small rectangle on bottom shelf. Week 4, I will plant some buttercrisp lettuce seed, in half of a long container on the 2nd shelf. Week 5, I will plant seed in the second half of a long container. Week 6, more Romaine, in small container on second shelf.




This way, I will have fresh lettuce each week, to pick, in the garden. AND, If I am careful, I will be able to cut lettuce around outside, while still keeping the core head intact. This gives the lettuce a change to grown a second time! That's twelve weeks of fresh lettuce!




...More updates, on where the Zucchini, Squash, tomatos, peppers,

 and more, will grow!




Another Uptrennd #GroVid20















Previous Gardening Posts:


• ​UpPlannting My Seeds​​​


A Garden Delight Update


Seed Starter, Day One


My Outside Garden Begins






STAY TUNED!!!


In coming posts, I will update my garden plans and show you progress. 


 #GROVID20
I am planting 3 kinds of tomato, 2 kinds of potato, carrots, cucumber, peas, corn, and a few kinds of lettuce, and in the early fall, I am planting Brussels Sprouts. Also, I usually plant herbs, too. Right now, I have oregano, parsley, and basil growing inside for cooking. Outside, I have a mint plan my grandfather brought over from Greece, when he came to America in the 1920's. I have a cutting growing indoors, too, from his plant.






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COMMENT

21

Fidel Mboro
11 Apr

You're really making good use of the lock down period 

Keep it up 

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

Certainly trying. I usually bought plants already started. This year, starting them from seeds. Feels good.

23

Marianne West
11 Apr

And here I thought you were building an arc - Your boat posts make me think that you are ready to set sail :)

Your bench looks great! But this kind of container would dry out in our climate so fast!! It is nice to get rain throughout the year :)

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

I also water daily during days when we get no rains!
I've seen folks use a drip watering system in your area. In fact, someone who lives in a large naval base even south of you, does the drip hoses in this table top garden.

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

BTW, what's a CUBIT?

23

Marianne West
11 Apr

Did I use that word? Like in a measurement? A forearm length?

I have most everything on drip now too. I used to handwater and it would take me all day. Actually, my new policy is if it is not on an automatic water system, I am not expecting a harvest. I for sure will forget and it will die...

Is there a naval base south of me?  In Mexico?

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

Big one just south of San Diego!
I reference Cubit, in case I need to build an Ark.

23

Marianne West
11 Apr

hahaha - yes, just use your forearm. 

Coronado? That one is just west of us, I guess. And right next to the ocean it is 10 degrees colder than where we are. Every mile makes a big difference...

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

San Diego.
2nd largest Surface ship base, in US. Across San Diego Bay from Coronado.

16

Okunola Kayode
11 Apr

I'd hope you won't eat the lettuce alone when you start harvesting them...  Well done. I am a farmer too, but I'm into animals and not plants. Though, I love plants, but it do irritate my skin each tine I have contact with them. 

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

I will grown cucumber, tomoato, carrots, and pepper for salads. So, not just lettuce.
I do not raise meats, but love to eat them. I may trade with friends. AND I do catch fish and lobster form the ocean, so, I get fresh seafood.

25

Tiger Lily
11 Apr

Oh very interesting!!!

I wonder what it is on the plant that irritates your skin??? 

It's all plants??

And the world has need of excellent caretakers for animals too!

So I'm sure you are great at it if you enjoy it!!!! :)

25

Tiger Lily
11 Apr

Mmmmmm lobster

Catch me some 🦀 hehehe

16

Okunola Kayode
11 Apr

Whether with plants or animals, we are in the same business. Yea, farmers always have it fresh, that's why we appear younger than our age

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

Yes, nothing better than fresh seafood caught that day!

20

Olufemi Ekundayo Afemna
11 Apr

The rate at which everybody is participating on this Grovid 20 I am impressed like ishoud have my own garden too.

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

Give it a try! Our Captain will be happy to see everyone helping themselves! @tigerlily!

25

Tiger Lily
11 Apr

Oh please do plant something!!!

Even if it's just one thing and we can follow your journey on #grovid too!! :)

22

Shadows Pub
11 Apr

aren't you clever with that tiered bench. Nice work 

This keeps up much longer you'll be expanding into market gardening 

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

HAhahaha, not sure I'll have enough fresh veggies for the family, but it's a start.

25

Tiger Lily
11 Apr

Why doesn't he come to our house and make us one too? :)

21

Bluefin Studios
11 Apr

I am happy to, for both of you.

22

Shadows Pub
12 Apr

sounds like you have two trips to make .. when we're safe again :) 

21

Bluefin Studios
12 Apr

Yep, two trips, at least.

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