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Gardening at the house

I was so excited when we bought the house that the previous owners had a couple garden boxes started. We got a few cucumbers and tomatoes from them before the tomato worms got the best of the plants.

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Now I have cleaned them out and am trying some fall crops with broccoli and cauliflower. I hope they work out.

That pic was taken just after I planted on October 27th. Here’s what they look like a few weeks later and after enduring a few frosty nights.
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Not too shabby!

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So at this point it is safe to say the good stuff of the garden is done. The tomato plant is over all the heat, and the tomatoes that are actually growing are the tiniest things ever, and not even worth eating.

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The basil plant is dead, as is the mint. The rosemary (in the background) is actually still trying.

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Out of the 15+ onions I planted, only 2 produced the smallest red onions ever. I didn’t take pictures of anything else, but the succulents are still doing well, and the closet plant and the aloe vera just needed some water.

This was a pretty good year for the patio garden. Until next year.

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So somehow last summer I missed posting this, so instead of a garden update from last year, I’m changing it to a comparison of this year vs last year, almost exactly to the day too.

Christmas cactus and unidentified succulent. 2011

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2012

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I really thought the Christmas cactus was a goner after last year but it is doing well.

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Tomatoes 2011.

The tomatoes mostly failed last year, except for one plant that produced about 4 tomatoes.

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Spinach. Didn’t last very long, not even long enough to make a proper salad. Not attempting this year.

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Cilantro 2011- died shortly after this was taken. No attempts this year.

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Jalapeno plant 2011. Got infested with some bugs and I didn’t want the infestation to spread to my other stuff so I threw it out. Didn’t buy another this year.

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2011. Grew basil from seed. Had way too much until it started to get that chemical-y smell and I tossed it all out. This year I bought a plant instead.

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Prayer plant 2011. I didn’t think it was going to make it but it rallied in the past year.

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2012

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Flapjack 2011. RIP.

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Chives 2011. Still kicking it this year.

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Lettuce 2011. Died shortly after. Like the spinach, barely enough to make a proper salad.

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