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Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005

In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not be…uh…a cucumber, but a watermelon instead. Well, the flowers ARE very similar, even if the fruit is not. (LAUGH) Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004

In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing and why you should ALWAYS grow mints in a container unless you want them EVERYWHERE in your garden. Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  –  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Photo: In the (container) garden for August 8, 2012

A few shots from the container garden taken yesterday evening. I counted at least 6 cucumbers starting to fruit in one container and saw new leaves sprouting from the strawberry plants. The zucchini plants are throwing off flowers like crazy, too. I also glimpsed a few tiny sprouts of oregano and spinach coming up in […]

Video: Garden Tip: Wine Bottle Container Waterer

I have many uses for empty wine bottles in my garden. Witness this wine bottle edging video I posted last year. (How-to: Wine bottle edging for your garden beds project) Now, in the heat of Summer, wine bottles find a new use as slow waterers for my container plants. I fill them with water and […]

Elsewhere: Cattle Panel Arch Trellis via Pinterest

This looks like a great idea to use the space between your raise beds and provide climbing space for vegetables like cucumbers, squash, peas, etc. Source: forums.gardenweb.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate via Pinterest Elsewhere: […]

Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 002

In this update we harvest some kale for our soup pot and talk briefly about using wine bottles for container irrigation. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001” on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative […]

Kale rising!

It is good to see the kale finally getting ahead of the cabbage butterflies. I see the white butterfly around that specific container nearly every time I go out. In the future, I may need to throw some floating row cover over it just to keep the butterflies (and their larvae) out. Kale is one […]

Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers

After discovering that one of the plants on the container was a cucumber, I put out a small trellis for it to climb today. (See Container Vegetable Garden Update 001) We have pieces of this trellis all over the garden from the previous owners (16 years ago!?!?) so we always have a bit to use […]

Photos: A neighbor’s front yard garden

A neighbor near my favorite coffee shop in Studio City has had this front yard vegetable garden for a few years now. They carve out some sections of their lawn and created these beds. I have seen everything from Swiss Chard to Spinach to cabbage to lettuce growing there. In some of the larger plots […]

Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001

A quick update on the container garden as I harvest some lettuce for our dinner. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how […]