Aug 172010

Well, today I completed my first harvest of my garden. There were a few dead/dying potato plans that I figured should be picked before the potatoes go rotten. Here is the harvest:

Oh, and one carrot.

Here are more pictures of the potatoes:

Aug 112010

It is tough living in a duplex, with no lawn. My dream of a garden seemed to die with the purchase of the house. But never fear, where there is a will, there is a way.

I got six fish trays filled with dirt. Then added the veggies, two with carrots and four with potatoes. I placed these on the second tier of rock wall in our back yard. This allows the veggies to get reliable sun throughout the day. The height makes weeding and watering quite easy.

Take a look at the pictures below taken last month. Notice the potatoes on the far right. It was the first potatoes I planted, and by far grew the fastest (the other trays had a 1 day disadvantage). However, it was pure top/potting soil, while the other 5 trays also contained a mixture of peat moss. Over the summer, all of the other trays over took the potatoes planted first. There was a 2 to 3 week period before the other 5 trays even started growing. The 5 trays did end up with a lot of weeds, but once the veggies took hold, they really took off.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I’ll post more pictures toward harvest time.