My Potted Outdoor Garden

    A few things are as rewarding as growing your own food. Gardening is my favorite pass time, although I haven't always been great at it... okay I'm still not great at it, not even good. I have unintentionally killed more plants than I can count, and occasionally I have let some die to free up some pots, but who hasn't?

    I do have some plants that are growing extremely well, albeit very slowly. They are outside plants, which means my influence over them is rather small. I just give them water and cover them when it gets too cold or rainy. I must admit that I don't cover them as often as I should, which is why my raddishes have been suffering. However, when I do cover things, I put reuseable plastic bags over them.

    Here are my raddishes that I planted on February 17th, 2020. They are supposed to be done in 3 to 4 weeks, but as of today it has been 6 weeks and they haven't even began to show their red root tops.

    Like I said before, I haven't been covering them as often as I probably should have. We have been experiencing cold temperatures; around 35-40F. Not cold enough for frost yet and they are frost tolerant, they do perfer soil around 55 F.

    Next I have a lettuce mix and some Tonda di Parigi carrots. They both have been doing great.

    This is a red cabbage that was started outside, the ones that were started inside sprouted quickly and grew tall but soon fell over and died.

    Lastly, I have two aloe vera plants that I got from my mom. The larger one was turning brown until I started giving it a ton of water.

    That was my outside potted garden. I think I'm most excited for the carrots, since I never knew carrots grew like that! I hope that you all have a great day and that you all can spend some time in your garden today.


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