Monday, 16 May 2011

Day 1

Here are the two culprits. I'm going to head out later today and get the pots. I planted these two a little while ago and fear that I might have gotten them mixed up with another variety of tomato I'm growing. I lost the card labeling what was what :S Here's to hoping.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

My grand idea

Because I have some beef steaks growing upstairs and the fact I love BLT sandwiches I've decided it's in my best interest to see if I can grow the biggest tomato I possibly can. Luckily this will also be the perfect opportunity to test out different growing materials. So the plan is to pot two plants in two different pots (clay and air pot) and see what kind of differences there are. For those of you who don't know what an air pot is, here is a little info.

Air-Pots get the best out of all plants because they develop a remarkable root system. And vigorous roots support healthy and prolific plants.
Like many clever tools, it is actually very simple – the Air-Pot ‘air-prunes’ roots and this constant pruning prevents any root circling and promotes the growth of more and more feeder roots. It is these fine, fibrous roots which use all the available water and food very efficiently, to help develop great top growth and excellent fruit.
But good roots can only develop in healthy soil/compost - soil that is alive. Air-Pots also allow more air and better drainage than in any other container, another vital element that makes Air-Pot grown plants much healthier and happier.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

April Showers...

Bring May flowers, but unfortunately it's already May. These rains might be helpful if I had some plants in the ground but it's just a bit too early. Looks like I'll be using my umbrella for the next week :( Maybe if it lets up I'll get my last bit of weeding done and a bit more tilling. I just hope the weather man is wrong.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Lets change it up a bit

Instead of doing a garden blog today I'm switching it up a bit. Last night I went to the Jays game here in Toronto. It was a good game finished 9-3. Davis was on fire adding to his stolen bases this season. Two homers by the Jays, pretty exciting. But during maybe the 4th or 5th inning a guy jumped onto the field and started to run the bases. He got taken down by an officer and a couple security guards. I laughed.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

All year Gardening

Its would be amazing to be able to garden all year around. Unfortunately that is just a pipe dream for me. If only I could afford a greenhouse or glasshouse. But they are so expensive. Instead I'll just post a few pictures and websites.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Its may the 10th and I should start weeding

So my vegetable garden is sitting outside and the soil is tilled but I have not done anything else to it yet. There are a lot of thistles I need to pull. Also I have a few tomato plants upstairs that I started a couple of week ago. I might get around to posting pictures later today.