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
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  • 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.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.