Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Here are a few pictures to show the expansion of our garden and the progress of our watermelons. We are growing all of our watermelons on a few trellises that Jeremy made with some netting and EMT pipe. They were easy to do and cost effective. In addition to the watermelon we also have a few different types of winter squash. We planted them in a 55 gallon food grade drum(that we got for free) cut into 3 equal pieces. Inside each drum we used 100% of our own compost as opposed to the garden beds that have  a variety of ingredients, mostly store bought. The trellis is very strong and was able to support the weight of Jeremy(approx. 180 lbs.) and more then 8ft. tall.
Bush Sugar Baby in garden box. Expected to get up to 12 lbs.

Bush Sugar Baby in barrels

New Orchid planted in a barrel. Expected to get up to 7 lbs.

New Orchid planted in a barrel. We ran out of netting and plats set fruit below the support of the net so we improvised with a 5 gallon bucket.

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