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August 6, 2019

I thought my plants might do better outside. So with the help of Kris Mesman, we transferred the plants outside in front of the Health Services Building.

These are my potatoes that I planted in a container. I like small potatoes so I planted 8-10 slices with eye of the potato in a container that was around 18” in diameter.If I had wanted less but larger potatoes I would have planted 4-6 slices of eye of the potato in the container.

July 31, 2019
My Amish paste tomatoes are looking good. When they ripen , besides making my own tomato sauce this year I think I will try something new- homemade ketchup.
My container herbs that I have on my front porch. Rosemary, Basil, and Parsley.
More Basil. I think I will be able to make lots of Pesto this year.
July 15, 2019

The garden is coming along nicely!

June 28, 2019

With the second attempt, I had an abundance of plants. More than I could use so I have shared them with some staff and asked them to update on how they are doing. I’m also going to try some as container plants in the office.

June 7, 2019

Mona’s plants are progressing nicely and she has prepared her garden for planting time!

Four days after planting life can be seen! When first seeds sprout, prop dome open. When all seeds have sprouted removed dome and place in sunny location.
Mona’s getting her garden ready for planting.
Mona’s plants continue to show progress at Day 14.
June 6, 2019

My seedlings did not make it.  Guess my office has been too cold for them . My fellow gardeners have assured me it is still not too late to try again . So I am going to be planting once again . Would love to hear how other gardeners seedlings are progressing and any tips for me would be greatly appreciated. On Tuesday, May 21 I decided to plant
seeds in the jiffy pots that  I had planted in March and that I did not have success with.
By Thursday May 23 I saw some green 🙂
I also planted tomatoes,peppers,zucchini, summer squash, chives, parsley, and basil in the new Jiffy pots.

March 18, 2019

Starting my seeds. I added 5 1/4 cups water to the potting soil, per the directions on the bag.

After pellets were fully expanded I gently pulled back netting on top of pellets. Then I fluffed and leveled the surface peat.

Next step was to sow 2-3 seeds per pellet and cover lightly with peat. I planted ? seeds cherry ? seeds, chive seeds, and red pepper seeds.

I placed the dome  on the tray with the pellets and put in a warm place in my office out of direct sunlight.Now to wait for the first seeds to sprout.

March 14, 2019

In honor of National Nutrition Month I am kicking off another year of ‘Grow Your Own’ to promote gardening.  Even if you do not have a garden plot, you could try a container garden on your deck, porch, or steps.  Container gardens are great for items such as tomatoes, or your favorite herbs like basil or chives.    Last year I started seeds in my office for my garden and also did some container gardening. It was fun sharing the experience on the CRH website and Facebook page.  And the encouragement and many tips shared by community members were great!   This year I will be growing from seed and sharing the adventure for all to follow along.  I really hope others will join me and share comments and tips about their experience on the posts.   To get others excited about this, CRH is giving away some Grow Your Own Starter Kits at the end of Nutrition Month!    You can register for the drawing in the CRH Main or ED Lobby, or by liking and sharing the post on the hospital’s Facebook page.