The Veggie Files – The Grand Replant

Breigh June 24, 2010 8

Well, it’s time for another installment of The Veggie Files.  It’s been almost a month now and things are going great!  The plants are growing very quickly and with the exception of my lettuce, the plants are getting big and strong.

Before The Grand Replant

You can see in this photo that my bean plants (left) have grown big and bushy and my cucumber plants (right) are getting nice and thick and strong.  If you look in amongst the cucumber plants you can see the small sprigs that are my lettuce plants.  They aren’t growing very quickly and don’t seem entirely strong, so I’m still a little worried.


I’ve replanted them in another pot on their own together to see if they thrive a bit more.  If they start to grow into something a bit more substantial I will replant them again in their own bigger pots.


My favorite part at the moment is seeing all these white flowers starting to grow on my bean plants.  I think this means that the veggies aren’t very far off!  They are also getting very tall, I think those sticks may be in order soon to help them stand up.

I didn’t get any photos during the replanting process because my hands were far too filthy to go near my precious camera.  Just imagine me with a mess all over the balcony and enough dirt to start a second garden under my nails and you pretty much get the picture.

After The Grand Replant

I got all of the plants replanted and made a veggie corner on my back balcony which gets the afternoon sun.  For now I have two bean plants in each pot, but if it gets too out of control I’ll try to separate them.  With so many of the plants I’m hoping that I can keep them together, we’ll see.  I really wish my balcony was bigger though, as this does take up a bit of seating area.  If it gets to be too much of a pain I will move it out to the front balcony where we get the morning sun and we don’t really sit out much.  The cat litter is out there so it’s not really somewhere I want to sit and have breakfast or anything.

Oh, and if you were worried about all those pesky animals of mine eating the veggies?  You can relax…

Guard Duck

I’ve got a guard duck.


  1. Invader_Stu June 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Yours are doing so much better than ours. Most of ours have stopped growing at a small size. One of them never even started growing.

    • Breigh June 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Did they ever start growing? Mine are still growing like weeds!

  2. Candee June 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    hmmm do guard ducks work for snails too? I should steal er I mean borrow one of my kids bath ducks.

    • Breigh June 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried it on snails, but maybe the fact that we DON’T have snails means it does work, hrmm…

  3. Sonya June 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    ha ha love the duck! My cucumber plant grew almost 6 feet tall! lol make sure you watch the cucumber plant because I had to plant mine in gallon sized buckets to allow them to grow..does your say how big it will get? everything looks fantastic though! well done :)

    • Breigh June 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      Hopefully mine won’t get that tall, I don’t think I have the room!

  4. Anita June 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Hahaha! Girl, you are resilient for having a potted garden during a Dutch summer and its meager sun rays. Goed gedaan and heel netjes, trouwens.

    • Breigh June 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      They are getting tons of sun out on our back balcony. The sun shines there all afternoon :) When it’s out at all, I mean!

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