Checking in on the Gardens One Week Later

Posted on Jun 1 2009 - 12:00am by Mike Lieberman

It’s one full week since I’ve planted my vegetable gardens on my fire escape and in Brooklyn. Here’s an update on how things are progressing.

Before I do that, I wanted to let you know that I decided not to garden at my parents in Staten Island and to move those containers to Brooklyn. Logistically, it makes more sense that way.

My Fire Escape Vegetable Garden

  • The tomato plant started to bloom a bit and was picked. It was picked so that the plant can focus on growing as opposed to blooming at this point.
  • The pepper plant also started to bloom
  • The herbs in the upside down planters, especially the parsley and basil did not look so good. Need to take another look at what was done to remedy for next time.

My Brooklyn Vegetable Garden

  • For the most part the plants looked good.
  • The cucumber looked pathetic. Watered it from above to try and wake it up.
  • It looks like there was some kind of critter that was digging in the containers, but didn’t harm any of the vegetables, yet.
  • The celery and greens look to be very productive.
  • The nasturtium has started to bloom.

Fire Escape Garden - Anna aasa tomato plant started to flower, so I picked it off. Saturday, May 30, 2009." target="_blank" class="flickr-image alignnone" rel="flickr-mgr[May 31, 2009]" >Fire Escape Garden - Anna aasa tomato plant started to flower, so I picked it off. Saturday, May 30, 2009.Fire Escape Garden - The pepper plant started to flower and was picked as well. Saturday, May 30, 2009.Fire Escape Garden - The parsley definitely looks like it's hurting. Saturday, May 30, 2009.Fire Escape Garden - The basil pretty much looks like a lossed cause. Saturday, May 30, 2009Brooklyn Garden - The onions look ok, but it looks like something was digging. Sunday, May 31, 2009.Brooklyn Garden - The cucumber plant looks pathetic. I watered it from the top to wake it up a bit. Sunday, May 31, 2009.Brooklyn Garden - The celery has seen some good growth in the past week. Sunday, May 31, 2009.Brooklyn Garden - One of the buckets of greens is looking productive. Sunday, May 31, 2009.Brooklyn Garden - The Nasturtium has already started to bloom. Sunday, May 31, 2009.

  • http://earthmother-intheraw.blogspot.com/ earthmother

    Looking good, Mike! What a palatial fire escape you have.

    Question: what's the copper pipe for?

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks and thanks for teaching me a new word. I had to look up palatial.

    The copper pipe is to water them because I made them into self watering containers. More info on them here http://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/2009/05/vid

  • madpanic

    there lookin healthy bro, i started some nasturtium from seed this past weekend

  • http://www.meghantelpnerblog.com/ Making Love In The Kitchen

    All looks good to me. When plants aren't all brown and droopy they look good to me so who am I to judge.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Haha. The cucumber looked sad. Real sad. I think it was just perkin up for the pics.

  • dan schumacher

    It does my heart good to see city folks touching the earth , keep going , you're doing great – country boy

  • Mike Lieberman

    Haha. Glad I could make a country boy proud.

  • dan schumacher

    It does my heart good to see city folks touching the earth , keep going , you're doing great – country boy

  • Mike Lieberman

    Haha. Glad I could make a country boy proud.

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  • GoingVeggie

    I am so pleased to see a city-dweller gardening wherever available. I point to you when I hear excuses for not eating fresh. Log your time ‘cuz another excuse I hear is how time-consuming it is. NOT! Thanks, Veggie Val

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Excuses is all they are.