I decided to go with tomatoes in the actual 4'x4' plot (one yellow pear, one grape, one Roma, one Early Girl). The little holes that make up the cinderblocks that keep the garden raised I choose to go with marigolds and basil on the E, W, and S walls, and dwarf sunflowers on the N side. :-)
My other 2 plots (also 4'x4') simply need to finish out the last of the winter crops (spinach, brocolli, and romaine lettuce), and they'll be turned over for cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelon, beans, and cantalope.
I can't wait!!
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Volunteer sunflower (we think) is about four feet high.
I finally got impatient and picked the one carrot that actually grew -- it was too teeny to even eat. Oh, well. I'll have to tell the little boy who planted it that I messed up and picked it too soon.
The cauliflower is flowering -- it never made a head of cauliflower, but the flowers are beautiful.
There's a big, fat blossom on one of the zucchini plants, and tons of buds on all of them. I think zucchini will be successful.
There are 20 or so flowers on the tomato plant.
There are 20 or so strawberries, in varying stages of ripeness, and I finally harvested our first strawberry -- that is, the first one that didn't get eaten by slugs the second it started to turn red. It only took three years to get that one strawberry! :-)
Let's see, what else? Oh, yes, the bean plant looks like it's doing fine. I may plant a couple more hills of zucchini, though, if that's going to be the real thriver in this garden.
Oh! And the apple tree has hundreds of lovely apples on it. In a couple months, I'm thinking we'll have a lot of pie and strudel around here.
I have now got lettuce sprouts, and beans, and carrots where there were none a few weeks ago (from seed -- so exciting!). Also, the strawberries and purple cauliflower are doing really well, and the tomato seems to be doing fine.
I realize this is a long shot, but I'm doing a research project in marketing and need some insight. We are creating the media plan (what media to use, and who to appeal to) for an organic gardening store, that specializes in environmentally friendly soils, fertilizers, and pesticides. My part of the project is to learn more about and understand the consumer market, so I had a few questions about
gardeners. I would appreciate it if you had the time to answer a few of them, if you know the answers off the top of your head. I hope it's not
too much trouble.
I'm just looking for insight into the types of people that garden, why they garden, and where
It is used as a release, is it a hobby, is it something you learned from your family, is it a form of bonding with children, do you take pride in your garden, why do you like having a garden/ gardening? Are there any other hobbies you partake in that you consider to be related to gardening. Do you just grow potted plants or do you have a full garden in a yard? Where do you get your gardening supplies, where do you find tips, are you part of a local gardening community? When did you start gardening, how much time a day do you spend gardening? And also, when you look at advertising, what form of media would make a greater impact on your gardening purchasing decisions? tv, radio, billboards, free samples?
Things like that, or anything else you might want to add.
Sorry if this is innappropriate to ask.
I just thought I'd give it a try.
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thanks so much!