Tag: Victory Garden

Noob Garden Bounty

Noob Garden Bounty

Pictures from our recent harvest here at Noob Garden. It has been a great year for only doing this for 2 years and the plants have really matured, we also finally figured out the water thing so if we can figure out the winter thing, […]

1st Pic of Noob Garden in 2017

1st Pic of Noob Garden in 2017

Howdy to those following this blog made by Crazy Busy Mama. 🙂 Below is the first picture of the garden this season. After the rain in March, my family and I have been in and out of there trying to pull it together.. Everything was […]

Noob Garden Update #6

Noob Garden Update #6

We are in the first week of September and thought I would post some garden pictures…The last few days have been much cooler to the point I could fall back to watering ever 36 to 48 hours which is nice since at one point in the summer, I was watering twice a day because it was so darn hot. It looks like I am going to harvest at least one more time sweet basil, and I have noticed that i have corn, cantaloupe, peppers and watermelon growing. 🙂 Hopefully it will stay warm until I can harvest these at the end of the summer season:)

The indoor garden expanded it d lettuce, tomatoes, and arugula. I added 5 led lights to the small area and leave them on for about 10-15 hours a day . From the indoor garden, I have harvested peppermint, lemon balm, and cat nip. Everything is growing really well. Crossing fingers here..

Check out the progress.

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Cantaloupe

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Purple Basil and in the barrel center, a grape vine

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Watermelon

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Peppers – just harvested

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Sweet Basil and Peppers

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Purple Basil

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Citronella  – keeps mosquitos away, although I rarely have seen one, I just liked the plant.

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Dwarf Peach tree, which I don’t think is a dwarf.

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Orange Tree with lavender in the background.

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Dwarf  Tangelo Tree

Noob Garden Update #5  Green Acres, Not Quite an Acre.

Noob Garden Update #5 Green Acres, Not Quite an Acre.

Howdy! The Garden is alive, well, and enclosed!  It is still a beginner’s experience in progress and we are totally having fun. Some of our plants are doing really well while a couple others didn’t quite make it. We replaced the Avocado tree with a […]

Garden Update #4 Still having fun in the dirt.

Garden Update #4 Still having fun in the dirt.

Here is a panshot of the garden from the sidewalk. Once the fence is in, I will have to stand on a ladder to take the same shot again. What is in the garden now?? Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Strawberries, Lavender, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, […]

Garden Update #3.

Garden Update #3.

As of this evening, here are pictures of our victory garden .. I have lost the pumpkin, cilantro, and the stevia but I have added cucumber, eggplant, and cinnamon basil. We have had some set backs but I am figuring out how to take care of them as we go. First we had the raccoons and the possums eating the plants, so I installed a deer fence. This was an inexpensive choice because I couldn’t decided what kind of fence to put up. Anyway,this stopped them but it didn’t stop the the squirrels, who ate my cilantro plants. I replanted some cilantro in a different location, now we will just have to wait and see. Another thing that happened was that we had a heatwave. A whole week of temps in the triple digits, one day we reached 113 which is way over the normal for June here in LA. So knowing that it was about to happen, I doubled the watering schedule but our plants still got burned and hurt pretty badly. Lesson learned when you don’t have some shade, go out and buy it. I bought umbrellas and I now put them up for hottest points of the day to give the plants a break. I have also recently added some plants to my garden (on the driveway) that are not for food but I just loved when I saw them. A neighborhood nursery was going out of business so I went and bought the 5 plants dirt cheap. They looked better when I first bought them two days before the heatwave so they had to combat the shock of their new pots and the heat. They are coming around thanks to coffee groups, plant food and water. So that’s it.. until another post.. ttyl TBM

garden My newest arrivals recovering from the high heat and their new pots.

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