How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/30, 2010 at 05:56 PM

Front Porch Peppers. Credit Emily Wiley.

Early this May we purchased a square raised container to plant peppers and tomatoes. We would much prefer to compost and till our own plot of land, but we live in a rental townhouse, and so our humble front porch garden will have to suffice this year.

We positioned the container to receive optimal sunlight from the east and the west, and we diligently watered daily. Just two weeks ago we noticed our first firm pepper pods and round tomato buds!

Check back tomorrow to find out how we used our first harvest of jalapeños.

Do you have stories to share from your own garden? Do you have a pot of herbs on your windowsill? Or a patch of land with neat rows of cucumbers, carrots, and kale?

Tags: garden | peppers |

{name} Author: Emily Wiley

Bio: WPSU Multimedia Producer | Wife and Mother | Lover of Food and Photography | One-Half of The Culinary Couple

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
06/30 at 07:53 PM
State College

Any fruit or veggies that you grow at home is incredible in my book! We have a jungle of everything growing on top of each other. My partner attended a cold frame workshop this spring so we were able to plant so many things from seed! The only problem is, we can not bear to thin out the “rows”...so it all just grows everywhere and we love it! Already we have harvested mustard greens, blueberries, strawberries, basil, beets, sugar peas, lettuce, garlic scapes, and now the zucchini is starting!

Emily Wiley Posted by Emily Wiley
07/01 at 10:39 AM

Thanks for the comment, Fran! Your garden sounds just like the one I want to have some day—wild rows and all. Let me know if you’d ever like to contribute a story and/or recipe to the Local Food Journey!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
07/01 at 02:51 PM
State College, PA

Yes, I want to hear Fran’s stories, too!  Fran, you should do a post on your bees.  That would be fantastic.

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