Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Garden…Finally!

I have what you could call—a brown thumb. Most of my plants either die by under watering/over watering/too much plant food (oops!) or just plain old neglect. Much of that stemmed (hoo ha; did you get that pun?) from the fact that I used to work at the office about 50-60 hours a week. No way did I have any desire to do much of anything after getting home.

But, here it is—proof that my little planting experiment is working. Now I just hope that I have not started these woefully late. But, with the long growing season out here I'm not that worried. That's the blessing of living in Southern Arizona.

My experiment consisted of:

  1. Using old natural no additives dirt put into recycled paper cups
  2. Placing seeds, then adding more dirt
  3. Marking all cups with a Sharpie marker so I knew what I was looking at
  4. Placing all cups onto cookie sheets
  5. Shooing away the cats now and again; no this is not catnip
  6. Watering cups any time I notice the tops are dry
If all goes well, I will have
  • Two types of tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Jalapeños
  • Annaheim peppers
  • Peaches and Cream corn
  • Silver corn
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini


Arabian Acres said...

Now you KNOW I am thrilled that you are doing this. Your plants look great. Mine are hanging on today with the SNOW, ummmm yes, a fun little thing to wake up to this morning but I think they will be ok. It's a warm snow if there is such a thing. :)