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June 17, 2011 at 5:08 PMComments: 5 Faves: 0

The Garden-splosion

From the Garden Experiment Blog Series

Today I planned on bringing in two more containers and trying some new plants. I forgot to label them, so they're kind of a mystery, but one will be lemon basil and cinnamon basil, and the other will be peas and radishes.

So I came into the office early, checked on the lettuce (which is doing AWESOME by the way!) and added my two boxes.

Then, just before 9, Erin came in and asked for help bringing something from her car.


Plant Boxes.

10 of them.

Our little one box garden has EXPLODED into a whopping 13 box garden, with a larger box prepped and ready to become number 14! It's unbelievable how much planting we did during our break time, but the plant list includes everything from a few varieties of hot peppers to various flowers, chamomile to cucumbers, and lots more in-between!

I'll be sure to chronicle what happens, growing tips and advice from around the office, and I'm sure Erin will pop in to comment or leave her own blogs on the topic. Plus - of course - I'll be bringing updates on the status of the lettuce plant that started it all.

What did you think?


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  • Interested to see how peppers and cucumbers turn out. I always stake my peppers and either trellis my cucumbers or interplant and use them as ground cover. Do you think the box will provide enough root space for the cucumbers?

  • I don't know if the current boxes will, but I have a few larger boxes at home and we could transplant them if we really have to. My current main concern though is ensuring that my original lettuce plants have enough soil to work with, as it's looking like they'll need more growing space soon!

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  • I'm excited to see where this garden is going! I'm glad we are getting some color in the office!

  • Sprouty - I purchased a bush variety of cucumber seeds, hoping it might be workable in a small area. I guess we'll find out though!

    Dan - We've got something BETTER than generic "like" buttons. Try a stamp! ;)

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