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Monday, June 27, 2016

First Week for Porch Patch

It's been a week now since I started the veggies on the back porch in pots or containers. (this was Saturday)

 Had some success with the lettuce well let's say half the lettuce. I planted one side in seeds that I knew were pretty fresh and the other side with seeds I have had for many years. The  empty space, that were the oldest did not germinate
That's OK I'll just reseeded. Which I had already. 

The basil and the radishes all came up and are looking good. 

If I can keep out the critter that keeps coming on the porch and digging in my pots. 

I had purchased some spray animal repellent that I'm going to try tonight. I'm going to spray the pots and see if that helps. 

It's OK It fell asleep while waiting for it's new home
I have already put out a live trap and caught one raccoon which I relocated already. And I will put the live trap out again just in case it is a raccoon and not a possum. 

Other than that everything seems to be working out very well. So far I have planted seeds of lettuce, radish, kohlrabi, swiss chard, kale, onions, scallions, garlic, zucchini along with herbs basil, parsley and chives. Also transplanted tomato eggplant and the herbs oregano, thyme, sage, peppermint and borage.
Also planted some flowers seeds marigolds and nasturtium.

I think that the tubs that are spray-painted turned out very well. 

I even got a little creative on this pot.

All in all this first week seems to be a good start. Even though we have had extremely humid and hot temperatures. Update will be next week for week two.


  1. Its all looking good, a great start as long as the critters stay away. We thought we would have a little fun and paint some of the pots for next year, it will brighten up the patio. Take care.

  2. Congrats on getting your container garden going.


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