Saturday, June 2, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Seedling sprout

In the Ansonia Uplands, facing ESE
Along the garage, facing WNW


























Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and we look for shadows in as many places as possible - there is no telling where they may jump up at us...last Friday, my very old friend Mike arrived to pot tomatoes, peppers and more for us. Given my lack of mobility, it is a project that upon harvesting is much appreciated by those in our household (that is, all four of us :)

The side of the house by the garage is sunny all day in the summer - the place to grow sun ready plants like tomatoes and peppers. This year we are using 18-gallon (67 liter) storage containers purchased at the local Lowes store in Derby, With a blend of moisture trapping peat moss, topsoil and mulch, the summer salad will arrive soon...

A pot of basil and a smiling worm...
Peppers




















Basil, a variety of peppers, lettuce and butternut squash were also potted. We know the sunny items will grow, it may be a bit warm for the lettuce and the vine-y squash may not take - bit that summer salad of tomato, mozzarella and basil will taste great in August and I hope to stuff the cubanelles around the same time...the shadows can be harvested now! Organic or not, shadows are great - so see the world of shadowy art at SSS2

21 comments:

MyMaracas said...

What a great idea, planting in those big containers! You have a full garden of yummy stuff within easy reach, and without a lot of the difficulty of keeping weeds away.

Nice, leafy crop of shadows, too. Hope you have a happy weekend!

robin. said...

the makings of a summer of wonderful harvest. yummy shadows ralph! happy weekend to you and patti!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yummy shadows indeed, Ralph! Those containers are terrific! Hope you and Patti have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

Very tasty shadows!!

Joan said...

Just thinking about all the goodies you will get! Nice!!!

Chubby Chieque said...

Finding a way for a great yummy meal is absolutely smart ideas, bro?

Well, I know you are one of a kind smart brother. I love that idea, really.

I am envying your sun shining on your seedlings. WHile my sun is just a bit poor sharing the warmth that millions of European are longing. It's been raining here for 3 days and NON-STOP. So, bare with me...

Happy SSS...
/C

Gemma Wiseman said...

It is always inspiring to see the beginning of new life! And what joy to see it all growing, tantalising the taste buds! And love the idea of harvesting shadows now! Lovely photos!

LV said...

I enjoy getting my hands dirty in the soil. No matter what you do, a shadow will creep in.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph it looks like your potential crops of veggies could feed a neighborhood !!
I love doing herbs but veggies and I have a sordid past (I can not speak ill of the dead and departed veg .. we both tried our best ?) .. so that added to my list of not to torture any more I will admire yours and Patty's veg adventures along with their shadows!
Joy (wink wink)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

They're coming along quite nicely!

Paula Scott said...

What an interesting concept! Tell me more! So, do you poke holes in the bottom of the containers so that the water drips through and doesn't rot the roots? And, is everything hand watered?
Looks like you will have a bounty in about 90 days!

Hey Harriet said...

Nothing beats growing your own herbs and vegies! And what a collection you have growing! Salads at your house this summer will sure be yummy! Enjoy your Sunday Ralph :)

BLOGitse said...

You're lucky to have your own garden.
I can see happy shadows :)

bj said...

Your plants are looking awesome, Ralph.
You will so enjoy all that fresh goodness when the time is right.
I, too, planted tomatoes and peppers this year. Containers...so will see how it goes. I did the upside down tomato planter a couple yrs back and altho it started off great, we only got three or four SMALL tomatoes...:(
Great luck with yours.

Kathe W. said...

Ralph- what a great way to grow veggies! I am trying this year a different approach for potatoes- I'm growing them in big bags!-we'll see how it goes or grows!

http://kathewordaday.blogspot.com/2012/06/word-155.html

Cheers!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

well they do seem to be coming oj a treat

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Excellent...you do have a way with words Ralph. I always so enjoy visiting with you and reading your comments...they're filled with wisdom.

Beverley Baird said...

We mostly do container gardening. Yours are coming along so well! Lovely shadows as well!

chubskulit said...

I like the smiling worm hehehe. What are those white powders?

Christine said...

Great idea using those planting tubs. Is the white powder diatomaceous earth? Have a good week!

Kelly said...

You have some lovely shadows growing in your garden. We are sticking with our two favorite crops this year - tomatoes and yellow crookneck (summer) squash. It's already hot and dry here...and bugs galore!