Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Growing Experiment.. One Month Later

A month ago, I share a post about our growing experiment where we were going to plant seedlings in milk jugs

  we recycled 15 milk jugs and planted our seeds.

I am happy to say that our experiment was a huge success.     The seeds that did the best were our peas, beans, cauliflower and Cosmos.  The peas are already so tall they are starting to come out of the top of the jug.

Our carrots, Zinnas, and Sweet William are also doing well, though not quite as big as the plants in the picture above.

 Every single type of seed has at least one seedling.  The seedlings that are still small, but growing are the tomato, eggplant, cantaloupe and daisy.

The smallest seedling is the eggplant.  You can see it just beneath the blue arrow.  It might be small, but I am sure it will grow a bit more over time.

In Michigan it is usually safe to plant your gardens toward the end of the month, after the risk of hard frost.  Mine will hopefully get done some day.  First I need someone to clear the garden.  My least favorite part of gardening.

At least this part is started..

Once they make it to the garden,  I will update the progress of our seedlings.

It was such a beautiful day, Kara had some fun with chalk.  I am glad I took a picture, because it rained last night and everything was washed away.

A possible new pet!

Her foot is getting better..  She is walking pretty well in her boot the last few days.  We will be going in for our recheck on Friday!


  1. Yes she is adorable... Hi Pam, I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
    I'm so jealous. To have a garden... thanks for sharing. Enjoy your fresh veggies.

  2. So glad the container garden was a success, My garden is doing so good, I get so excited every day ,because things are growing and growing. I used seeds this year instead of actual plants, and they are sprouting.

  3. Well done on the plants growing, I'm trying to convince my kids not to pull all our plants and flowers up!


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