Plot 16F

First large tomatoes of the season.

Harvest from June 29th.
Welcome to the gardening blog for Plot 16F's growing season!

My name is Ed Ladyka, and I am very excited to be approved for plot 16F. I am a amateur gardener, but I have been studying up for this experience. My main source was YouTube, there is so much great information to learn from there. 

May 3rd Update

posted May 3, 2016, 4:40 PM by Gothmolg   [ updated May 3, 2016, 4:42 PM ]

I got my tomato plants planted under my trellises and my peas that I planted from seeds are doing well. Sage, Parsley, and Rosemary planted also. I have not put Thyme in my garden yet, growing that outside my home in a pot and will transplant when it gets large enough. Also in this I have Garlic, Green Onions, Broccoli, and Peppers.

Rainy April 11th

posted Apr 11, 2016, 10:24 AM by Gothmolg

I wanted to put up my last 2 trellis's today, but it is too rainy. I did learn quite a bit from Scott at the organic gardening workshop. My vision for a garden was a start day and an end day, but he made me realize that it is a constant evolution depending on the weather. Because of this I planted some radishes and kale along with more peas, and I will change it up a bit when the weather gets warmer.


posted Apr 6, 2016, 3:27 PM by Gothmolg

4 are up and ready to go, 4 more yet to come.

Ready to plant

posted Mar 30, 2016, 4:02 PM by Gothmolg


posted Mar 29, 2016, 3:04 PM by Gothmolg   [ updated Mar 30, 2016, 4:03 PM ]

     It took over 7 hours, and more than 40 gallons of weeds and old plant material removed and I have cleaned up my plot, she is ready to produce.  There was no tiller so I could not work the compost into the soil, but I think I was too tired anyway. I will most likely use a pitch fork to turn it one last time to mix the soil with the compost.

3/24 Update

posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:17 PM by Gothmolg

     Peas and Cucumbers outgrow peat pods, I needed to transplant to bigger containers. Also had to move Tomatoes out of the seed starter greenhouse due to their growth. I made a crude map showing some adjacency's so I don't mess up when I start planting. For example Cucumbers don't like peas, or aromatic herbs.  My peas are ready to go into the ground and start climbing something, I am just waiting for the e-mail letting us know we can start working our garden.

Plot on first day of spring.

posted Mar 21, 2016, 12:37 PM by Gothmolg   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 7:19 PM ]

     I stopped by to see what my plot looks like before I can start working on it. Here are what it looks like on 3/21. Looks like I have a bit of work ahead of me before I can even start to plant anything.

Starting seeds early.

posted Mar 20, 2016, 4:16 PM by Gothmolg

     Once I knew I had a garden I started by planting seeds in-doors to get a head start.  What I know now is I should have started my herbs 2 to 4 weeks earlier than my veggies.  I started most things on 3/15, and by 3/20 my cucumbers have already outgrown the Jiffy Greenhouse that I used to start everything. 
     On 3/15 I planted Basil, Italian Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, 2 varieties of Cucumber, 3 varieties of indeterminate Tomatoes, Peas, Cantaloupe, and Brussel Sprouts.  Once I moved my Cucumbers out of my Jiffy Greenhouse I added in Green Beans, Jalapeno's and Sweet Peppers.

Jiffy Greenhouse 1 (3/20)
Jiffy Greenhouse 2 (3/20)
Cucumbers (3/20)

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