Ok. This garden update was supposed to be written like days ago. But some things happened. Ok, lots of things happened. Like I am doing a GIVEAWAY guys! You can read more about that here. Also, lots of plants died. As in, most of the cucumbers and most of the tomatoes. But, this was because of my lack of planning, not because they were unhealthy. They were sooo healthy and beautiful, luscious and green. And I basically watched them die.
There must be a silver lining
I waited way too long. April was such a busy month! The weather was super unpredictable and wet, and we didn’t want them to drown. So we kept them indoors, in cups, under lights. Our bathroom and kitchen went from beautiful green cute sprouts to “WHOA, that’s a freakin jungle! to eh, “it’s all weird looking and stringy.” It was sad and pathetic.
But there is a silver lining. We learned what works. And we are going to copy that exact formula to recreate that. Next year. So what about this year? Are we really only going to grow corn, beans, and okra only? So we devised a fall back plan for at least the tomatoes. And rethought our strategy. With this garden update, we had to figure out what worked and what didn’t.
We started with 1 and ended up with 7!
Matt is a research machine. He kills it EVERY SINGLE TIME. Seriously, he can shame most at his game. He also has insomnia, so he is often up late into the night researching one thing or another. Right before we tried to salvage what was left of the jungle, a beautiful tomato plant had broken, snapped right in half. It was pretty sad. But he remembered something he had seen about propagating plants, or, essentially creating a match of the plant. He built this little bucket, cut up the plant into suitable “baby” plants, plugged it in and let her run. ( side note, he used CLONEX 15ML PACKET 726004, a vitamin product that is designed to help the cutting get a boost to life. I, along with MANY others highly recommend using it or something similar to it to give your new plant the best chance of survival)
I am happy to report that in this garden update, every single plant that was put into that bucket survived and has lovely little roots! They are in cups, where they will be for a bit, and then they will be in the ground. And we are currently looking into other plants that we can try this method on. I will admit, this is pretty exciting because now I am thinking of all of the flowers that I can reproduce! Can you see my potential garden using this method? Roses and flowers galore!
I just came here to see the goods
I am all about a visual aid when one can be implemented. Below are the goods, and the not goods for, you know, good measure. ( I am sorry I couldn’t stop.)
More garden updates to come
I promise you there is so much more to come! Do you want to see the plans for the bucket? Are you interested in starting your garden? Do you have any ideas as for what to try next? Tell me, what’s in your garden? My next garden update will show you the newly sprouted babies and what we plan to do to keep them healthy.
Until Next Time…
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