Apartment Garden Update

My garden is really starting to come together. Officially, my apartment garden consists of these types of plants (with links to the exact seeds I am using):

  1. Spinach
  2. Beefsteak Tomato
  3. Strawberries
  4. Goji berries
  5. Green Peppers

Spinach is strong and hearty, so I started it outdoors. After about four weeks half of my seedlings have developed into healthy plants. Today I filled in the gaps with new spinach seeds.

As for the rest of my plants, it’s still yet to cold outside for them to sprout so I have started them indoors. In about 4-6 weeks I will start to condition them to the outdoor climate and then move them outside for the summer.

As you can see, I actually have multiple plants sharing some space in the planters above. I was afraid some seeds might of been ‘duds’ so I planted multiple seeds to minimize my risk of needing to replant (I did not do so with the spinach and I clearly should have! XP). However, my seeds were too good and it backfired. As a result, as they grow I am slowly removing the smaller plants. This way the largest and strongest will have more resources. I have already removed about 4 goji plants and 10 strawberry plants.

I am using a local soil blend mix- and not that miracle grow potting mix stuff. NPK of 10-20-10.

All in all, I was surprised with how well the plants have started so far. I am hoping to have a nice summer harvest of fruit and greens!

Check out my first garden post!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Apartment Garden Update

  1. I would love to be able to garden on a larger scale, and I hope to be able to do so when I finally have a yard! I think your garden looks awesome, and certainly it sounds like Zen to work it. I too take a few minutes each day say hello to my garden 😉

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