Happy Earth Day! This week I paid for my community garden plot and have been tracking the progress of my seeds I planted last weekend. I've kept a faithful (well except for 2015 when we moved in the summer and I was focused on packing/move logistics...it kind of petered out) garden journal since 2013 when I pot gardened in New Jersey.
It has evolved over the years. I've ditched the paper embroidered month headers and added things like planting maps and "crop" yields. It's nice to be able to flip back and see how certain plants were doing X number of years ago.
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Heavy rains can quickly leach the nutrients out of your containers, more so than your traditional or raised bed garden. Ph changes can also be a result. I have learned to 'buffer' these effects by applying my mix of slow release nutrients. I use diatomaceous earth, bone meal, and greensand for my blooming plants and blood meal for vegetating or leafy plants. One disadvantage of blood meal is it tends to draw gnats if it sits on top of the soil long. Usually heavy rain will wash it in but if you use it any other time you may want to mix it under the top layer of soil or water it in yourself.
My haul from my two tomato plants this morning. The green was an accidental pick - it just popped off when I tried to grab the ripe ones. With that said, any suggestions on what to do with it? #containergarden#tomatoes