Sunday, October 27, 2019

State of the Container Garden October 2019

Hello readers of Greens and Machines, another season has come to a close, summer of 2019.
We are now into the depths of fall, and in my area, that means highs in the 70s to 80s for October, and lows in the 50s. That means all the winter crops are coming out. Chard, Kale, Arugula, Lettuce, and Bok Choy to name a few.

First order of business though, to stop the rabbits from attacking my grapevines, I constructed a wall around the grapes. Ok, its just a chicken wire barrier. It appears to work as one of the vines hasn't been attacked. Leave a comment if you want to see a video of how I constructed this cage.
Next was planting all seeds mentioned above. So far in the month, the Kale has been taking off! Arugula keeps sprouting up like weeds so that's how it grows.
For the other plants, due to the nice high temperatures, my basil and peppers appear to be thriving still. A bit unbelievable. I plan to harvest a bunch of seeds off these basil plants for next spring.
There was also one chard I transplanted in where the arugula I had growing in the blue bin was. That Swiss Chard has recovered and growing big! I guess it also helps that the sunflowers in that bin are now gone and no longer blocking the sun.
My landlord just finished up the landscaping in the yard, so recently I was able to move everything back to the original location on the side of the house. I feel like it gets more sun and is easier to access through the garage compared to the backyard doors.
So what's next aside from surviving winter? My landlord is interested in seeing my NFT system work, so I'm working on getting some seeds started for that to fire it back up. I'll have it in a location that gets significantly more sun that my previous residence so the plants should grow better. Stay subscribed to our email list and YouTube Channel to find out!

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