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Container Garden Update 33: Cleaning up the potting bench before vacation

It’s time to clean up the potting bench before we head out on a short vacation. I retire some failed cuttings and seedlings and pot on some of the successful rooting experiments so the “garden sitter” has a little less to do. Parsley and lettuce are left to go to seed in an experiment in […]

Video: Container Garden Update 32: Time to move again and also — roots!

The sun has moved and so, again, must the containers. With the sun higher in the sky, I move the containers back to the south side of the driveway for better sun exposure and checking on the potting bench, we are finally seeing roots on some of our cuttings. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

1st Anniversary for Container Garden Update

One year ago I started my Container Garden Update video series. You can see where it all began (and all the videos in the series) in the playlist below. Watch all videos in the “Container Garden Update” playlist on YouTube Read more on this topic: Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our […]

Video: Container Garden Update 31: Lettuce and lavender…and geraniums,too

This frugal lettuce is working, but the high heat is also causing others to bolt. I take cuttings from our 17-year-old geranium and also some lavender in hopes of making more. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 31” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this […]

Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing!

Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda trees are continuing to grow and the oregano is sprouting.. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 30” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel […]

Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust

I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted previously and adding a few more, including a palm seed found in the neighborhood and a locust seedling from my own garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 29” on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for […]

Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench

I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then work through everything on the potting bench to check for success and failure. Finally I pot up lantana layerings from our recent pruning (See In the Garden series for more info). Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 28” on […]

Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings

My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even with today’s 100+ heat, I got them all potted up an don the bench.Fingers crossed for lots of new plants in a few weeks. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 27” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” […]

Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch

It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few sprinkles can’t keep us out of the garden. I check in the containers including the strawberries, herb pot, nasturiums and everything on the potting bench. New propagation attempts include jacaranda, jasmine, Clytostoma and more rosemary starts in water instead of […]

Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on […]