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Garden Day, Day 127

I’ve planted some new in the garden. And no, I didn’t go crazy and add more veggies. I “planted” pinwheels. I saw a groundhog/hedgehog in my yard the other day and I read that the moment frightens them off.  Wish me luck!



Garden Day, Day 126

If you took a look the container that I planted my carrots in, you would swear that I just emptied the entire packet of seeds in. That means it’s time to thin them out. I’ve been thinning and giving the baby carrots to my friend for her turtle.


Garden, Day 87


Things are much better in my garden these days. It helps that some of the seedlings were replace with plants that I purchased (Veggie plants were only $.76 at the local nursery). All the rain and the heat from this weekend did wonders for my plants. I was even able to collect a couple of gallons of rain water.

Here are some pictures.

Trust the System!!!!

Great news!! my plants are coming back. My magical trick? I stopped watering them.

Yes, it appears that I was overwatering. I stopped watering for several days to allow the soil to dry out.  I picked off the dead leave and left it alone for a couple of days. After that, I  watered from the bottom like I was supposed to be doing. I can’t explain why I spent all that time making these self-watering containers and then watering them like normal.

The moral of the story, trust the system!!

A brown thumb

So my greeen thumb is not so green. So in an effect to save my plants, I am posting this question on a couple sites in hopes that I get some help. Wish me luck!!




I finally moved my plants outside and some of the leaves are turning brown.  The very same plants in the peat pots are doing just fine. Any clue as to what it could be?

Am I overwatering? Underwatering?

Not enough sun? Too much sun?

They are a ton of bugs in the pot (in the dirt). When I described them to the guy at the garden center he said that they were harmless “fungus gnats”. Could they actually be a problem?

Just as an FYI, the plants are all in containers. I used Miracle Grow Garden Mix for the soil.

Here are some pictures.