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Earthbox Garden Week 2

So, we're on to week two of our garden this year. So far everything looks okay, although the Longneck Squash and one of the peppers look a little anemic. Apparently our plants aren't drinking, either, as mom has reported that she goes out to water the boxes every day, and the water is just running out the bottom. Since she's not sure if they're getting any water at all, she's been watering from the top. Hmm. I'm not sure if this is due to it just not being hot enough yet, or if the plants aren't drinking, or if the Earthboxes aren't working properly. I guess we'll see as time goes on. If the garden doesn't make it, oh, well. We'll be disappointed, but it won't be the end of the world.

Week 2 Garden 
Week 2 Tomatoes 
Week 2 Peppers 
Week 2 Squash 

The rest of our backyard looks really good, too.


My irises finally bloomed:


And my wild rose bushes are covered with blooms:


We though these three plants had frozen to death over the winter, but after we cut the dead parts off, all three of them came back:


I'm still not sure if my Madrone tree will survive or not. Parts of it look okay, but other parts not so much. Last week it was covered with bugs, so I sprayed it, but I'm not sure if that did any good or not. There don't seem to be any more bugs, but there are some dead, black leaves and stuff on it.


Oh, well, I guess we'll have to wait and see. If it lives, great. If not, oh, well, we'll just replace it with some other tree , or plant, or maybe even a statuary or something.

Out in the front, my Midas Touch rose is doing fantastic! It, too, has been covered with bugs, but they don't seem to be harming it any:

Midas Touch Rose 

Any the lavender we planted in the blue pots appears to be coming back:


So, thus far our front and back yards and the Earthbox garden appear to be doing okay. We'll have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks to see if stuff survives or dies. Either way, it's all fun and interesting!