Here on the urban homestead we’ve had our fair share of success and failures in the growing department.
Fellow gardeners, you know that certain plant that you just can’t get to grow worth beans? I mean you tried and tried, gave it lots of TLC and it just doesn’t seem to want to grow.
Well, that plant (one of many) was blueberries for us. A couple years back we purchased a bunch of low chill blueberries from a local nursery and planted them, in which we thought, an ideal location in the front garden.
Guess what? We bonked!
They ended up dying and we, of course, lost our investment. Not giving up, we tried again and again and finally we found a place in the garden which they thrive and even produce blueberries! Our tiny lot has so many micro climates which can drive a sane gardener mad – well, just more stubborn. For us, it just was trial and error till we find the one that made for ideal blueberry growing conditions.
Care to commiserate and share your growing pains? Or do you have a black thumb turned green thumb success story? Is there one, two, three plants that you finally got to grow due to your stubborn, never say die growing efforts.
On the subject of reader comments left over this last week (great to see so many readership participation!) I believe and tried to responded to everyone’s comments.
Many of you requested more on food security and shortages that we have begun to experience. Stay tuned for that and more this week. Oh, last but not least, a few requests for ‘A Day in the Life Of’ which we hope to work on to give you an overall view of goings on here on the urban homestead. Am I missing anything? After seven years of posting one can get a bit senile when it comes to what was written about already or even catch a cause of blogger block.
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