At some point I will do a wrap-up of All Things Garden 2014 but for now, just know it wasn’t as successful as I hoped.
Several of the plants in the very large main garden area that we plotted out just didn’t grow. At. All. Too wet, too cold, too gloomy? Too weedy? Too poor of soil? All of the above?
The strange thing was, while the plants didn’t grow, they didn’t die either. They all just sat there in this odd state of arrested development. No tomatoes, peppers, corn, eggplant, squash, pumpkins, brussel sprouts, celery…nada. NOTHING. (However there was slight success with cucumbers, gourds, onions, kale, radishes, beets and beans in the same space.)
Enter SERIOUS garden depression.
A few weeks ago we decided to dig up a few of the plants and bring them indoors on the balcony greenhouse space to see if we could make anything happen. I’m ridiculous happy to say, the plants have started to grow!
Baby hot peppers, where before there were none.
Baby green peppers, where before there were none.
Baby eggplants, where before there was one.
Baby celery growth, where before there was none.
Baby brussel sprout growth, where before there was none.
I also brought in the basil, thyme and rosemary from the herb garden and have large pots filled with new growth. And I’m also thinking about attempting to do some warm weather veggies by seed over the winter in this area to see how far they can grow. The tomato plants I grew from seed did incredibly well on the balcony under the grow lights, until I took them out to the garden. Stay tuned.