I am finally starting to see the fruits of my labor. My seedlings have matured and are now flowering. The tomatoes are growing nicely.
The peppers are starting to appear as well.
Just a few days prior, I had mostly lush green growth with very few blooms . So I took the advice and treated them with Epson Salt. So I did just that before going away for a few days. When I returned little flowers had emerged everywhere and a few tomatoes as well.
The seedlings matured faster in these City Picker Garden Bed kits than they did in the ground. It was a rough start at first. One of the wheels didn’t stay in the socket and later collapsed. That was a big deal since portability is one of the key features.
The plastic cover acting as mulch secured by a over sized rubber band popped by day 3. I was annoyed but when I called the company and they offered to send me a replacement container and more bands I was satisfied. Although, the rubber band popped again the foliage holds the plastic layer in place.
As for the ones I planted in the ground. although I staked it early on, it grew it so fast and unruly while I was away that it was difficult to untangle the new growth in an orderly fashion.
I did the best I could using gardening tape, but it remains a hot mess. That’s okay, though, aesthetics isn’t the goal; the produce it yields is all that matters . Stay tuned……
What”s going on in your garden?