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Monday, February 26, 2018

 

Container garden [update]

Today I loaded up a bunch of tools and took them out to the back deck wanting to do some deck rearranging. On the east side of the deck I have two vertical 2x4s spaced about six feet apart with a  2x4 up about six feet horizontally connecting the two verticals. It was used last year by another family member for those hanging upside down growing containers. They have no current plans for it this year so I intend to move it to the south edge of the deck on the west end. I have six containers on the south end filling that side of the deck and three of the containers on the west end of that side does not get enough hours of sunlight so I am going to move those three containers onto the east side where I am taking down the previously mentioned. Got out there and started sprinkling rain. Loaded everything back up into  my mixing tub which I tote around with my cart.

I also intended to plant my seeds in the five ground boxes. I prepared about one quart or so of seed starting mix which consists of 1/3 garden sand, 1/3 compost and 1/3 vermiculite. Got my seeds out and went around to the back side of the fence where the ground boxes are. Opened up a small depression in each ground box and put some seed starting mix in the depressions. Planted my seeds in each box and covered over with the seed starting mix and watered them in. one box zucchini, two boxes yellow squash, one box soya cucumbers and one box of melons. Need another ground box as I would like two ground boxes of zucchini.

Went back to the deck and planted one container with bush cucumbers using the seed starting mix for that also. I will build a round chimney [cage] for the cukes. Then I messed around and made another small batch of seed starting mix for two three inch pots to plant some seed in just to see how efficient that mix formula is for starting seed I read online. Think I mentioned it before about a week or so ago.

Carted everything back to the garage and that was it for today. Got a few sprinkles during the time I was out there and an occasional light drizzle. No amount of rain that amounted to anything. Suppose to be nice tomorrow so I will do that deck rearranging.

The flower transplants I done last week are doing quite nicely. Did not look like they went into shock.


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