Category Archives: My Garden Post

GBBD May 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15, 2015
Never waste a single day of May. It is perfection. May is the only time I think I might become a poet.

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I have hundreds of peonies about to bust forth for Memorial Day. The added bonus was early bloomers for Mothers Day.

I have hundreds of this bright pink peony.

I have hundreds of this bright pink peony.

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Iris are just finishing up for the season.

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May is perfect and there are flowers every day. These are just a few of my favorites. And, in May, they are all my favorites.

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Proven Winners – Color Spires® ‘Crystal Blue’ – Perennial Salvia

This Perennial Salvia was a trial plant last year. It is available now at garden centers. Color Spires® ‘Crystal Blue’

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MPG The best dwarf tomato plants

MPG Best dwarf tomatoes

My Garden Post

Dwarf tomato plants are ideal for small garden spaces and container gardens on the deck or patio.

MGP tomatoes. Dwarf tomatoes for My Garden Post. Tiny plants bursting with classic home-grown fruit and flavor.

Bush 506 Container Tomato produces 9 ounce fruit-growing 18 -24 inches tall.

New Big Dwarf tomato. Photo: http://www.tastefulgarden.com

  • This dwarf bush tomato plant will only reach 18-24″ tall and has a medium-large sized red juicy fruits. They are great for container growing as the plants stay compact and have thick, upright stems and they produce loads of 9 oz. fruit. One of the few full-sized tomatoes designed for container growing. 62 days Plant from The Tasteful Garden

 

New Big Dwarf Heirloom Tomato (This heirloom was “new” in 1915.)

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The plants are “Dwarf” but the tomatoes are 8-12 oz. beefsteak. 60 days! (Plant from The Tasteful Garden The thick, sturdy stem of this small plant is strong enough to handle the weight of regular sized tomatoes.

 

“Litt’l Bites” Cherry Container Tomato

tomato-cherry_bites-02A sweet, cascading bite size tomato Early and compact, just 20 inches wide and 12 inches tall. (Seed from Renee’s Garden Exclusive.)

Dwarf tomato plants grow 24" tall.

Dwarf tomato plants grow 24″ tall.

Tomato success tips:

  • Keep tomatoes picked to encourage continuous production.
  • Watering schedule will need to be adjusted as the days get longer and hotter.
  • With little root space available in the planter, plants must be supported with good potting soil, once or twice daily water and regular diluted fertilizer or extended release fertilizer as recommended.

You might also want to try BushSteak Hybrid Tomato a Burpee Exclusive with compact (20-24″) plant. compact (20-24″) plant.

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  • You can buy My Garden Post from this Oh! Grow Up Blog. We both benefit. You save money and I get credit for your order. Use this code: 50offMGP at checkout to get $50 worth of savings for My Garden Post with Drip Irrigation.

My Garden Post sent the original post to me free of charge so I could demonstrate how easy it is to assemble, install the irrigation, and grow lots of food in a tiny space.

My Garden Post  $50. Off. Use the coupon code: 50offMGP 

MPG Diary May 6, 2015. Tomatoes. III PBH

Grow a salad in a hanging basket

Less weeds and insect damage

Hanging Baskets for 3 seasons

  1.    Spring salad greens
  2.    Wave petunias, giant leafy ferns, tumbling begonias, cascading coleus.
  3.   Dwarf green beans and radishes, baby carrots or turnips.

Merlot lettuce. This rich dark Merlot colored lettuce holds a color all season.

Mix it up.

Brune D'Hiver Lettuce is tender, mild little lettuce that works best with other mixed lettuces. It's tender leaves and mild taste can not carry the salad by it's self.

Brune D’Hiver Lettuce is tender, mild little lettuce that works best with other mixed lettuces. It’s tender leaves and mild taste can not carry the salad by its self.

Mixed lettuces make the most colorful baskets.

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Mixed salad greens are simple. As radishes grow and are harvested, giving more room for the lettuces to grow. Slim and tender young green onions can be pulled at any time.

 

Lettuce and flowers.

Pansies and lettuce

Pansies and lettuce.

Pansy flowers are edible and a colorful addition to your salad bowl.

You might like Wilted Lettuce

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MGP Advantages of vertical gardening

Cool season crops

My Garden Post is Easy Gardening

MGP is off to a good start. Look at this lovely lettuce and the other bug-free salad greens.

The top three planters in the My Garden Post are growing salad greens.

The top three planters in the My Garden Post are growing salad greens.

I am loving my new My Garden Post (MGP).

Vertical gardening doesn’t get easier than My Garden Post. I planted a salad bowl garden in the top three planters.

The post and planters are mounted on five casters that makes it easy to move in for cool nights and out on the deck in the morning to find best sun exposure. MGP is solid and sturdy, no chance of tipping or spilling.

Lettuce, radish, green onions.

Lettuce, radish, green onions.

The planters are positioned at a comfortable height for planting, maintenance and harvesting. The dwarf tomato plants are sturdy and green. I removed the first tomato blooms to encourage plant and root growth.

An assortment of colorful lettuces are thriving in the smaller pots. It will soon be time to thin the lettuce for a first spring salad. Consistent watering and extended release fertilizer will allow more plants and herbs to fit in each pot.

Merlot lettuce.

Merlot lettuce.

Tending MGP is the easiest of all container gardening. No stretching, bending or reaching, I’m happy for no dirty hands or knees. Planters are positioned for easy access when it’s time to replace the cool season lettuces.

All the plants have better air circulation, which makes them less susceptible to mildew and other fungi. There is far less exposure to soil born insects and diseases with container gardening.

Flashy trout back lettuce.

Flashy trout’s back.

You still have plenty of time to order a My Garden Post. The MGP Drip Irrigation System guarantees no worries about the drought and watering even in August.

 

 

The draft tomato plants in the bottom two planters are are green and healthy, just waiting for warmer weather.

The dwarf tomato plants in the bottom two planters are green and healthy, just waiting for warmer weather.

The First Thing

in the planter is, Better Than Rocks.

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Cut BTR to fit the planter and reuse it every year. For My Garden Post planters it will keep the soil from running out of the drainage holes and create lighter containers.

  • Use less soil,
  • prevent over watering,
  • buy it once and use it for a lifetime.

I have some Better Than Rocks product that I’ve been using every year for 10 years. BTR is eco-friendly, 100% recycled plastic. See their cool site. Order online at Better Than Rocks.

Get the best My Garden Post price here:

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  • You can buy My Garden Post from this Oh! Grow Up Blog. We both benefit. You save money and I get credit for your order. Use this code: 50offMGP at checkout to get $50 worth of savings for My Garden Post with Drip Irrigation.

My Garden Post sent the original post to me free of charge so I could demonstrate how easy it is to assemble, install the irrigation, and grow lots of food in a tiny space.

My Garden Post  $50. Off. Use the coupon code: 50offMGP 

 

MPG Diary April 30, 2015. Lettuce, radish onion.II PBH

MGP Vertical Gardens

Grow, flowers, herbs or vegetables vertically.

Grow, flowers, herbs or vegetables vertically. Photo: My Garden Post.

How my garden grows

First Look at My Garden Post

 

I’m growing a whole vegetable garden on the deck in just 4 square feet. It’s a new vertical garden project for the summer. My Garden Post is set up in full sun with drip irrigation.

My goal is to grow a whole vegetable garden on the  5 ‘4″ tall post. There are 2  large, 15″ pots and 3 smaller, 10″ pots.

Imagine a 2 ft. x 2 ft vegetable garden. That is a whole new definition of small space gardens.

If you think you don’t have room for homegrown tomatoes, try My Garden Post.

The instructions that come with the kit are clear and easy to follow. There’s even a video online for the post assembly and the irrigation system. Watch the video and assembly is a snap.

Starter plants in My Garden Post.

Starter plants in My Garden Post.

Build this well constructed and solid post with No Tools.

I suggest you get the irrigation kit when you order My Garden Post. You will need a pair of scissors and a tape measure to complete the irrigation system.

It’s been Too Cold for growing sensitive plants outside. So I started seedlings indoors. Here’s what My Garden Post looks like with the starter plants.

MGP_Logo_2Color_356KYou can buy My Garden Post from this Oh! Grow Up Blog we both benefit. You save money and I get credit for your order using this code: 50offMGP at checkout to get $50 worth of savings for My Garden Post with Drip Irrigation.

My Garden Post sent the original post to me free of charge so I could demonstrate how easy it is to assemble, install the irrigation, and grow lots of food in a tiny space.

My Garden Post  Use the coupon code: 50offMGP 

MPG Diary April 1, 2015 First Look.I PBH

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