On Sunday I picked up several bags of soil for the large grey pot on the side of the Promenade (porch). It’s been empty for far too long since I moved it from the middle of the garden. The 2013 America in Bloom is fast approaching. It’s a “national awards program for towns and cities of all sizes that provides a framework for improving the overall quality of life.” The judges will be visiting Tarboro 17 – 18 June to judge our town.
Essentially, we have to tidy up, cut grass, trim and edge everything, plant more, put down new mulch, etc. So this is what I was doing this past weekend and will continue next weekend.
The garden continues to do well. We had plenty of rain from the tropical storm that passed by and it seems everything in the containers grew another 2 inches in two days of rain. I am growing some vegetables in containers this year and have set them where the garden receives the most light. I really don’t get enough light for vegetables, but so far so good. I think having them in the containers and using a very good soil has improved the chance to actually make this work.
I planted these carrots this weekend. They had been in the greenhouse in germination trays and I had the seeds for almost two years so I needed to use them. I am not sure they will work in containers, but I want to try.