Saturday, May 19, 2012

Update on Gardening Experiments

Time for an update on my garden experiments and my attempt to grow as much of our food in our small city  yard. 
Remember I was going to attempt to grow potatoes in a large pot. Here they are last month.


 Look at them now. They are huge. When the plants start to die back I will see what I have in there.


Remember the celery ends I planted. One died but another is doing fine. I have even started some by seed which is exciting as I have read it is hard to germinate.


There's those baby stalks now.


Now here is my continuing frustration, my grape vine. I planted it four years ago and I still have not seen any grapes or any sign of them. I have asked the nursery and they said it takes a few years but I am losing my patience with it. I WANT GRAPES.



See the little vine starting up in the pot? That is the sweet baby watermelon I am attempting to grow from a pot. It can ramble through the planter but the soil is poor here. I just mulched it with some home made compost. I'll keep my fingers crossed.



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28 comments:

Cindy said...

Everything looks great! We have grapes, but I think we planted them at least 20 years ago. I can't remember when we started to get grapes. I would think you will be getting some soon.
Have a great weekend! I have to work:(

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You may need to plant another grape vine and see if they help each other! Love your veggies...everything's so lush and green this year!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Everything looks GREAT!

Suffia said...

I love the idea of growing potatoes in a large pot, I might try it. Your grape vine looks great, hope you'll get grapes soon. Happy weekend to you.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks like you are doing a great job with all the pots. Everything seems to be coming right along. Potatoes, how fun. Hugs, Marty

Sam I Am...... said...

I've got celery, onions, and leeks to plant like you did. On the grapes...do they need a polinator like some fruit trees do....a male and a female? Did you add soil to those potatoes until the soil reached the top? I can't remember how you did that. Everything looks great!

Diane Writes said...

Wow! More than having a green thumb, you have the patience and love for each green creation. You are so lucky to have them in your home.

By the way, if it's not too much to ask, I'm hosting a "beautiful sunday" link up post. Any post that reflects pieces of beautiful things to experiences are welcome. Hope you can link up with me.

Have a great weekend!

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like your experiment is going well! And by next season you will be an old pro and ready to dedicate more of the garden space to growing veggies. I'm watching with interest, because I love to try this.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm real interested to see how your POT potatoes grow. We plant ours in a raised bed about 5'by 5' and we just dug ours out this past week-- we got almost 30 lbs I'd say. They were red potatoes....Mmmmm.
As to Grapes- we planted a grape vine about 8 years ago and we started seeing grapes right away-- in fact, some 'Cracker Jack'(no one in this family-long story) sprayed weed killer on it when they were trying to kill poison Ivy...anyway, I just noticed this year it didn't all die-- So we're hoping to let it sit there through summer and transplant it in the Fall. We'll see how that goes.

I tried the celery plants (by planting the bottoms) ...it didn't work for me, and I haven't tried to germinate any. I'd be interested in following this progress too!

Thanks for the garden up date-- I love learning how others are doing, so I can be a more successful...or smarter, either way. ;)

Pat

pembrokeshire lass said...

Love all the plants you are growing...even the celery! My vine took at least 5 years before it began to fruit and then it really went all out. Hope yours does this year! Have a good weekend. Joan

It's All Connected said...

All four of my celery plants survived. I just transplanted them to the garden last week so I hope they continue. Aren't the little stalks the cutest thing ever? ~ Maureen

Ginger Zuck said...

Elaine, your plants are doing beautifully! I cannot believe your celery. How exciting. Happy weekend.

laurie said...

I love how you talk of your garden, so lovingly, it looks wonderful, so nice to have your own home grown food, healthy food!
My blog has been deleted but I will still come to visit, if I start a new one I hope you might find me, we had a nasty virus,

Rose H (UK) said...

You are doing really well!

Kerin said...

Way to garden!

You certainly have a green thumb :)

One of these days.. I need to give celery a try.

Enjoy your weekend.

{{hugs}}
Kerin

NanaDiana said...

Things are looking good, Elaine. It will be interesting to see how those potatoes in the pail turn out. I have never grown celery from seed...or celery period, for that matter.

I am doing a small pumpkin patch for the grandkids this year. I just tilled it all up today. I can't wait to see the vines growing. xo Diana

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

Isn't it just the most exciting feeling in the world to see something you have planted, take root and reach for the sun? I've never tried potatoes but yours seem to be thriving! I can't wait for my little flower containers to start blooming, but it's great being able to take regular photographs to see each change. I take new pictures every Saturday now. Have a great weekend, Sally xx

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, you sure do have a green thumb! Your garden is looking wonderful and I bet you must be so excited to see your vegetables growing! Great job!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Andi's English Attic said...

Looking forward to reading about the first dish you make with your home-grown veg. It will taste soooo good. xx

Terry said...

We are in Texas, and have grapes..but it took quite a few years and then they were too sour..still sour I think.

AshTreeCottage said...

I am going to try growing celery stalks too. You have inspired me to give it a try. Don't know what to tell you about the grapes. They grow like weeds here in Idaho and we have to give them away because we can't possibly eat them all. Maybe it's our climate, I don't know.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rachel Lloyd said...

You have inspired me ONCE AGAIN.......XOXOXOX

The Tablescaper said...

Gardening is so rewarding. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Look at you!! I may have to start container gardening as my health doesn't allow me to have full-fledge garden plots anymore. It's always exciting to see the new growth coming up in anticipation of what's to come soon! There's nothing better than fresh from the garden produce!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Amazing you! so excited for you that you are seeing the starts of some delicious goodies! Thanks so much for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party! Looking forward to seeing their growth over the next couple weeks!?! xoxo, tracie

Cozy Little House said...

I wish we had your weather here. You have such pretty gardens and outdoor spaces.
Brenda

Terry said...

Your celery plant is so dang cute and tiny...I'll have to stay tune to see how your potatoes do, that's a cleve way to plant them..nothing tastes like home grow vegetables...Wishing you a wonderful weekend - thanks for sharing this last weekend at Sunday Blog Love!

RamblingRound said...

Looking good!

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