Cherry Tomato Seedlings

Photo credit: Tom Myrick

Click on embedded links for more information

This tray of cherry tomato seedlings was transplanted to 6-inch pots to continue growing.

Photo credit: Tom Myrick

We placed them back into the germination incubator so that we can control their environment.

Photo credit: Tom Myrick

Eventually, we will move the young plants to the greenhouse until they can be planted out in the garden when the temperatures are warmer.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook:

Collards, Kale, and Broccoli.

We grow leafy greens in containers here at the Veggie-Bed. Some of our favorites are collards, kale, and broccoli.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook:

A Quick Walkthrough

We did a quick walkthrough in the leafy vegetable garden today. The cool weather and rain have helped the greens grow. In this short video clip, we have broccoli, collards, and kale.

Jargon Used by Gardeners

Click on embedded links for more information

Planting out‘ is some of the jargon used by gardeners that means to take a young plant that is growing in a container and transplant the plant in the ground to grow. We spent most of the morning planting out the leafy vegetables.

This spring crop of leafy vegetables will be ready for harvesting by the end of April.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook:

The Sugar Snaps Are Growing

Click on embedded links for more information

After building a trellis, we started transplanting the young sugar snaps from the greenhouse into the garden. This season we constructed a taller and sturdier trellis because the sugar snaps outgrew last season’s trellis. The sugar snaps are growing this season in the section where the root vegetables grew. This technique of moving legume vegetables to the root vegetable section is part of our crop rotation practice at the Veggie-Bed.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook:

Spring Has Sprung

Click on embedded links for more information

On this mild sunny day, we pulled back the black plastic with the first day of spring arriving and started working the raised row beds for planting. The black plastic protected the beds from the heavy rains and kept weeds from growing all through the winter. The last frost dates are just a couple of days behind us; however, we had snow in April last season. The greenhouse is full of early spring vegetables awaiting to go into the ground. Over the next couple of days, we will start transplanting the plants from the greenhouse into the garden.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook:

30 Days Ago

Click on embedded links for more information

We started this young broccoli plant from seed 30 days ago. Later this month, we will transplant the plant and most of the other broccoli plants into the garden. However, several of the plants will be grown in 3-gallon containers on the patio in which they do well.

Writer: Tom Myrick twitter-button

If you would like to be a part of Urban Gardening’s mission of encouraging and sharing information about vegetable gardening throughout the world, please join our group on Facebook: