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Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes: Local foods - Organic deck garden 2006

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Local foods - Organic deck garden 2006

new-garden - Our deck garden


This is super local! Its our deck. We have planted with only organic materials this year. The soil bag said to not use it to start seeds but we did and they are sprouting fine. These are the same 96 cent planters I modified last year for upside down tomatoes but this year they will be used more conventionally. (see images at end for last years garden)

As these pots had big holes in the bottom I lined the bottoms with plastic grocery bags and poked a few holes in the plastic. I then added a layer of peat moss, a layer of soil, a layer of blood meal, and then a layer of soil.

Things planted or soon to be planted include:
Thumbelina carrots
Tomatoes
Jalapenos
Radishes
A few pole beans
Eggplants
Chives
Various lettuces
Peppermint
Oregano
Bell peppers

new-garden - Peppermint - best viewed large


new-garden - Oregano


new-garden - thumbelina carrots


new-garden tomato


new-garden tomato close


new-garden radishes


new-garden pole beans


new-garden eggplants


new-garden - Jalapenos



Its been cold and raining endlessly here in MA but so far things are ok (planters are able to drain well). With this system we cut way back on weeds and predatory insects and we can visit the plants without getting all mucky – that translates into better management.

Shots from last year

rightGarden


Cherry Tomato from our deck-garden


upsidedown maters


plants1


Three stages of Life


bumble bee


leftGarden


lettuce close


pumpkin


First crop - lettuce

plants1


Second crop same pots - all planted at the same time

middleGarden


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