Tuesday, April 1, 2014


A few months ago I decided to pot up some containers.  I had peat and black cow, but no "dirt".  Since I needed to sort out the pots hanging around out back I dumped all the old dirt from the pots into the wheelbarrow and decided what the heck.  I'll just use this as my base and make my usual potting mix.  When I made up the pots, I decided to do a little experiment.  I put sticks in the smaller containers and logs in the big containers, then some of my compost from the tumbler, then my new batch of soil.

I planted a few amaranth seeds, some ground cherry, naranjilla, bok choy, radishes, carrots, and a seminole pumpkin seed or two for grits and shins.  I figured whatever grew was great.  I'm quite amazed at how well everything is doing!

I was even more amazed when I noticed Petunias!

Where did those come from?  We remembered that we had a hanging basket a few years ago and that's probably just some remnant seed that cropped up from my crazy batch of soil!  Of course I also have a bunch of very healthy shepards needle too!

Check out this Ground Cherry!

My photography skills are crap.  But you get the gist.

Now I just need to get back out there this weekend and make another plot for my new herbs.  Happy Yardening!

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