So, actually got something harvested…

So, actually got something harvested…

I have a very small yard, so most of what I'm doing is in containers of one sort or another. I also started late, but fortunately I live in Tucson, which gives me a little extra time -- providing I'm on the ball with maintaining my plants. There's been a few disasters along the way, and unfortunate moments (for example, transplanting the pinto bean to a bigger container, very carefully, only to see it shrivel up and die, and seeing first hand what hot wind gusts will do to an exposed long cucumber in a hanging pot), and I know I've made lots of tyro mistakes, but I'm learning. Anyway, one of the things I planted was Extra-Dwarf Bok Choi, seeding a soil mixture in what I call a firebucket -- actually an Ace Hardware mixing bucket -- and hanging that from the patio overhang. While the seeds did seem to start slowly, once they took, they grew fairly fast -- it's supposed to be thirty days to mature plants. I did thin them a bit along the way, but they just grew into the open space. Tonight was the first actual harvest of something (I've harvested baby lettuce leaves and herbs along the way, but this is the first full plant.) Anyway, herewith, my Extra-Dwarf Bok Choi:
The plan now is to harvest the remainder when they seem ready, and reseed, which should give me another batch in October. There might be time to seed a third batch to be ready in November. After that I'll probably dump the soil out and refresh it. I'm not sure if this an heirloom variety...there may or may not be seed to be had at some point. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased. Not quite the black thumb I thought I was...!
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Meet our $4 Mr. Lincoln!

Columbine questions.

Columbine questions.

Flowers at last!

Flowers at last!

PICTURES!

PICTURES!

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More guessing in the garden

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