Category: Deck Gardening


There have been some significant changes since the last time I posted pictures of my deck gardens.  I have re-planted new lettuce seeds in one bed because the lettuce was done; however, while that grows, I have another bed of lettuce to use!  My cucumber plants are huge and are sporting tiny cucumbers with many more to come because there are so many flowers; I have taken a picture of the tiny cucumbers.  My tomato plants now have tiny tomatoes on them; again I have taken a picture of the tomatoes.  In addition, my peppers also have tiny peppers and I have taken a picture of that.  My potato plants are growing and that is a good sign.  I thought that my peas had stopped producing peas but today I see that there are more flowers on the plants.  Great, more peas!

There are pictures of my two dogs on the deck; I could not resist!

There  is a picture of what may look like a small weed; that is a picture of one of my sweet mini-peppers that are growing.  Sweet mini-peppers are not easy to grow here because they require a lot of heat; but every year I grow them from seed and every year they produce the peppers that are so tasty!

My patio gardenia tree is doing great and produces one flower at a time at this point.  I took a picture of the one flower that is starting to wilt but I know there is another bud on the tree.  All my flowers are doing great and I tried to take some close up shots of some of the unusual flowers that I am growing.

The hummingbirds are constant visitors on my deck; they love to sit on my tomato cages and drink from the hummingbird feeders. Today a male and female yellow chickadees sat on my tomato cages.

Enjoy these pictures!

It is surprising what a bit of sun and rain will do to make your garden grow!  I have been eating lots of raw peas for two weeks now; very tasty!  My tomato plants very grown and have flowers on most of them now.  My potato plants finally came up and my cucumber plants are huge with flowers and tiny cucumbers on them.  Even my mini sweet peppers that I planted from taking the seeds from the peppers are up!  I have one flower on my regular peppers but they have grown in the last week.

My annual flowers have spread and have beautiful colorful flowers.  I had to dig up and take many roots off of one of my tropical plants as the roots were wrapping around the tropical itself; I would have liked to have gotten another bigger planter but could not find any in the store this time of the year.  My patio gardenia has produced three beautiful white flowers and I noticed today that there is another bud waiting to open.  And my rose bush has one flower just about ready to open.

All in all, at this point in time, I am very pleased with my garden!  Enjoy these pictures!

It is the second day of June and finally I can see a difference in most of the things I have planted, except my potatoes! Cucumbers are really growing and my green beans have finally sprouted. My peas are full of flowers which are a beautiful white and my second planting of lettuce is coming up.  My deck gardenia tree finally gave me a beautiful white flower, which I picked and brought into the house because it smells exotic and there is another flower bud on the tree.  All my tropical plants are outside now and adjusting to the outdoors.  My tomato trees, which I thought would die, are coming up; I am not sure at this point in time if they will grow as tall as they are supposed to.  Time will tell.  Enjoy these pictures!

It has been slow process compared to last year’s gardening but my deck gardens are making progress.  The two tomato trees were delivered damaged but I have seen some progress in their growth, although very slow.  I will have to see what comes about with the two trees!  I have been eating lettuce and green onions and have another container that I have planted more lettuce seeds.  I finally was able to put outside the majority of my tropical plants but there are at least four that I have not put outside yet.

Enjoy these pictures, I will post progress throughout the summer!

Except for cucumbers, my deck garden is planted for the season.  Now, it is too early for my tropical to go outside but the rest is done.

I decided to do a nice clay pot that I painted the trim and placed succulent plants inside for inside and outside on my table when the weather is warmer.

 

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The empty pots have potatoes growing inside them and this year I bought two tomato trees.  Unfortunately, the tomato trees were damaged during delivery and I am not sure if they will grow or not.  My lettuce is ready for eating and I have eaten green onions already with more already planted.  I also decide to grow peas this year too!  Enjoy the pictures and there will be more to come when the tropical plants go on the deck.  I also had a patio gardenia tree and you will not believe the size of my polka dot begonia!  These are inside until the weather warms up!

Last note, I saw on my deck drinking from my hummingbird feeder my first hummingbird of the season!

Enjoy these pictures!

 

Finally I see some growth in the seeds and bulbs I planted within my little greenhouse.  There is lettuce and green onions growing.  There are astillbe bulbs up about three inches.  Also my chives have been growing for a few weeks and I have used most of what has grown to cook with.  Enjoy these pictures!

 

 

Well summer is almost over although we are still getting some warm days and my deck garden has flourished throughout the summer.  I planted egg-plant quite late in the season (after middle of August) but yet it still has produced two egg plants that are not quite ready to pick but are getting big.  My succulents are growing everywhere and are quite beautiful!  My polka dot begonia is more than 4 feet high and has beautiful leaves and flowers!  Tomatoes are still growing and I have enjoyed eating the cherry tomatoes, red tomatoes, and yellow tomatoes.  I have harvested a lot of peppers, green, sweet mini, and red, and there are still more growing. The cucumbers are almost finished now and the same can be said for the lettuce and green beans; however it was wonderful having these veggies to eat!  My tropical plants are huge and it is going to be difficult to get them in the house; I will have to bring them in sideways!  All my flowers have not disappointed me and are still growing strong.  My Orchid Cactus’s are growing but no flowers this year; next year should produce flowers.  I also took a couple of pictures of my “rug rats”; Sammy, the red Chi-Pom, Nikki, my Silky Yorke, and Georgie, my Man Coon cat sleeping.  Enjoy the pictures, they will probably be the last of this season!!!  See you next spring!

 

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Well summer is almost over although we are still getting some warm days and my deck garden has flourished throughout the summer.  I planted egg-plant quite late in the season (after middle of August) but yet it still has produced two egg plants that are not quite ready to pick but are getting big.  My succulents are growing everywhere and are quite beautiful!  My polka dot begonia is more than 4 feet high and has beautiful leaves and flowers!  Tomatoes are still growing and I have enjoyed eating the cherry tomatoes, red tomatoes, and yellow tomatoes.  I have harvested a lot of peppers, green, sweet mini, and red, and there are still more growing. The cucumbers are almost finished now and the same can be said for the lettuce and green beans; however it was wonderful having these veggies to eat!  My tropical plants are huge and it is going to be difficult to get them in the house; I will have to bring them in sideways!  All my flowers have not disappointed me and are still growing strong.  My Orchid Cactus’s are growing but no flowers this year; next year should produce flowers.  I also took a couple of pictures of my “rug rats”; Sammy, the red Chi-Pom, Nikki, my Silky Yorke, and Georgie, my Man Coon cat sleeping.  Enjoy the pictures, they will probably be the last of this season!!!  See you next spring.

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