But back to their gardening experience. As you may recall, last year, Mike had many trials with his sowing seeds experiments. You may click over to last year's blog release. http://shopconsingment.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html
Well, this year, Mike learned to start a little later on his seeds, but he did purchase some new growing lights. He read, he interneted, he browsed web sites, he did his homework. He is very much an analytical type of guy. He is so smart sometimes it scares me. He works on computers at U of M, does that tell you anything. I am so proud of him.
As with last year, he planted several different tomatoes and peppers.This year was a real challenge, They knew they were going to be moving to Michigan on their journal through life, so the plants had to be container plants. Container plants have certain challenges to helping them succeed, water, soil conditions, size of container, etc. But these tiny seeds grew so loving under his tender hand, but they reached for the light a little too fast and got pitched in the garbage cause they did just look right, just like last year. So he shopped, Web-sited, visited gardening places and picked just the right seedlings for his container garden in his basement with the growing light.
During all this time, I prepared a small new garden bed at my new home for my side garden. I am not allowed to have a garden on my lot due to deed restrictions and association rules. So I asked both of my neighbors, who agreed to be quiet, in my quest for a little fresh vegetables and herbs as long as I shared with them. Of course, I had to be fancy, I got my plants from a small greenhouse who specializes in organic non-gmo seeds. I added peat, new soil, coffee grounds (my mother always did this) to the sandy soil. Then it was ready to plant the new seedlings. I planted tomatoes, 3 varieties, onions, lettuce, peppers, broccoli and brussels sprouts.
They all grew thru the hot and dry spring & thru the extremely hot and arid summer, the container plants at their new home and my plants on the side of the house. I will post tomorrow with pictures of our plants to show you the progress and the results. (Just a preview-Mike's plants came out better) He is a genius.
THE FAMILY THAT GARDEN'S TOGETHER,