Friday, June 10, 2011

I've just about run out of available land to plant a big spread! So I have to resort to Box Gardening, not that there isn't anything wrong with's just another excuse to beg for a bigger farm :o) you know this is only "Almost an Acre" Farm.  I've been wanting to get into planting some Asian veggies and Boc choy is one I'm familiar with so I thought I'd try that one in a box first..
The other day I went to the Dollar General and couldn't decide which one I the time I made up my mind and went  back for two...they only had this one left :o(

On a happier note, in the Tomato Box if you do a click and look at the top, you will see three baby plum tomato's ..they are the cutest little baby tomato's in the world  (to me anyway). There are blooms all over them in the  bed and I'm waiting to see the first
Cherokee Purple bloom. It's so exciting to see seeds you saved blossom into it's fruit. Except the Cherokee Purple plant, I had to buy it this year..

My little lettuce is waiting patiently for me to put into it's place, but it's been so hot morning and evening I've hesitated moving it..also there was a tomato seed that got into the box (guess I was careless) and it started doing so well I hated to disturb it too. First good rain I'll do something for it, but for now best to let it "shine where it's planted "  :o)  next to it is a few tomato's that I promised someone and they didn't come back for it..I think they too will stay in it's place and let it survive.


Daisy said...

Those little tomatoes are cute, Ginny. They'll be grown before you know it. That stowaway plant in the lettuce box is doing quite well too! ha! :)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy, it's doing it's job of "Shining where it's planted" ;o)

Charmcitybalconygarden said...

Baby tomatoes are really cute and the tomato plant looks very healthy!

Jody said...

We're almost an acre too! It's nice to have that in common with you.

I love the tomatoes. We don't even have flowers yet. Don't ask, it's been a terrible tomato year around here.

Annie's Granny said...

It all looks good! You're my kind of gal...saved seeds and dollar store containers! I bought $10 worth of pots from the dollar store last year, and they're just as good as new this year. A heck of a buy!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

i just planted bok choi yesterday! my cherokee purples havent fruited yet.

happy saturday!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Charmcitybalconygarden (whew! that one is longer than mine :o)..I'm thrilled to have them coming. Tomato's at the store are so expensive..growing your own is better.

Jody, Almost an Acre is better than no part of one :o), There was a song in the old days that said " it aint what you got it's the way that you do it" I try using every inch productively :o) We need rain something terrible here inch below surface is dry as a bone.

Annie's Granny, I just love that fact of saving seeds and seeing them flourish..I had to pay $4. at Dollar General (they always charge more) Our Dollar store never carries them :o(. You did get a heck of a buy.

Ohiofarmgirl, it seems we run neck and neck with plantings :o).. I fixed my little box and this evening I'll plant it ..I got tired after Harvesting :o) more onions and garlic this morning, and I planted tettuce in the herb box< hope it's not too hot for them today..

ladydi said...

We have about 1/6 of an acre, but for now it seems to be plenty of room for the time we have available for garden work. I love bok-choy, I'll have to try growing some - what great ideas you have!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ladydi, you can plant some in a box on the Patio,steps or anywhere it will get some Sun and attention to know you care.