Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Humans Would Put Seeds in the Ground, Pour Water on Them, and They Grow Food - Like, Pizza!

Remember back in April when I planted a tomato plant in a global bucket? This was then: 
This is now: 

This gardening thing really works, people.

If you buy plain Spagnum Peat Moss and a bag of Perlite instead of the fancy pre-mixed stuff, it's much, much less expensive. We got it down to less than three dollars per global bucket.

After a few weeks of seeing our tomato plant grow, we decided to plant a few more buckets. And then a few more. And then a few more. I planted two more yellow squash plants today. Currently, we have ten global buckets, one tomato plant in a normal bucket full of backyard dirt (which is doing well) and one small normal bucket full of special dirt and herb seeds. We also have a garden that we actually planted in the ground in our backyard. Crazy, I know, but we are forward thinkers in this household.

We have Cauliflower in a Global Bucket:

and potatoes in the ground. The potatoes are doing amazingly well. I am thrilled for our potatoes.
 Our cucumber plant is also doing well in the ground. I am excited for it to grow a cucumber because I recently discovered that cucumbers can be called "cukes" and I would like to try this out.

Our row of onions:

Baby tomatoes that will one day grow into a my tomato basil soup.

Toddler tomatoes growing on our tomato plant-in-a-normal-bucket.

We also planted an avocado tree (not in a bucket) and will plant a few more trees in a few more days. I'm hoping to get some raspberry bushes in this year, but we'll see. It's a work in progress. 


  1. You might be able to grow oranges and lemons where you live. Looks like fun! I love watching things grow.

  2. I hate your stupid tomatoes.


    (Mine very died. Strawberry still appears to live, but barely. Stupid stupid stupid ... stupid things.)


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