Lately, I’ve seen some followers who followed this blog due to the gardening posts I’ve had. To all those who have followed, I want to say, welcome! This blog is more of a personal blog, so there is a variety in what gets posted. I have two other blogs that are more consistent in content. Inside Cup is my main blog. Over there, I discuss Christian topics, some Christian Apologetics, and Bible study. My newer blog that was launched last December is UnAshamed Christian Housewife, and I try to cover some topics more related to Christian women, but by no means, can the topics not be beneficial for men, too.
Okay, I think that’s a good little intro for the newcomers.
I’ve tried to write a few posts for this blog for the new year (see…how well I did LOL). Majority of them were trying to give some updates. Gardening is one of them.
This is my 3rd year of gardening. It really started in 2019. 2018 I did attempt a little indoor container gardening, but I did not have any knowledge, really. I did not do research. And in the summer of 2013, I also was attempting to grow some flowers (some old seeds I was given,) in a pot. I do not really count those two years, though I learned a tiny bit of overwatering in 2018… oh, and spider mites.
My third year of container gardening in 2021 started off very detailed. Like many experienced gardeners, which I am not, I started off my gardening with planning extensively. I created a doc for all of the seed packets I have. The goal was to add info for each one. What type of sun do they need? Soil preference? Fertilizer? Honestly, anything that was helpful to know about the plant, I wanted to add, even if that plant was not planted this year.
Well, most of the seeds have info now. There are a few more I need to add to, however, the doc did not stop there.
It’s like, over 20 pages, of info.
I’ve found some charts for growing food. What type of container the plants need, etc. Actually, that was a problem I was having. How do I know what kind of container I need for the plants? How do I know the conversion of inches in height compared to gallons? Well, I found some conversion charts.
There’s a lot, and I hope to make up a separate google doc with some of the info I can share. But currently, I can share the Pinterest board I made. For many of the plants, the info I found I added to my board. You can view the board here.
My Container Garden for 2021 (here’s to hoping)
- Peas (Alaska and Little Marvel), Tomatoes (Large Cherry and Roma), Sweet Peppers (California Wonder and Pretty N Sweet Hybird), Green Beans (Kitchen King), Spinach (Baby Leaf), Brussels Sprouts, Cucumber (Muncher and Pick-A-Bushel ), and Radishes (Gourmet Blend).
- Basil (Sweet Italian), Peppermint, Lavender (True), and Dill (Mammoth)
- Strawberries (Alpine)
- Snapdragon, Petunia, Semi-Dwarf Zinnia, Cosmos, California Poppies (Extra Golden) and Sunflower (Velvet Queen).
This past Sunday, I planted basil, spinach, tomatoes, peas, sweet peppers, semi-zinnias, and snapdragon. In a few weeks, cucumbers and dill get planted, and later, everything else.
This year I may not post as many pictures as the posting of picture put me behind on updating. But I certainly want to share updates and any info that might be beneficial. 🙂
Last year, I saw a lot of connection between scripture and gardening and I look forward to seeing the connection again this year.
(ESV) Isaiah 61:12, “For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.”
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