Lessons From the Mobile Garden

| 10/29/2015 1:54:00 PM


Homesteading with Mrs Dpeppermint oregano lettuce


This is more like a review of what went right and what went wrong in my mobile garden experiment. The only things going right at this time, are the peppermint, oregano and lettuce. Even the oregano is not the one I tried from seed. That one died. It is from a plant I purchased at Sprouts, same as the thriving peppermint. Well, at least I’m having good luck there.

The lettuce is from seeds I planted that took a very long time to germinate. They were from the 10 for a dollar bunch I got. Looks like romaine. The peas and collards came up nicely. So nicely that the abuelo’s dog ate them before they could get more than a few inches tall. The birds got the rest of my lettuce. The rest of what actually germinated got fried when I left the mobile garden in the back of the truck too many days during hot weather.

I’m sure the lessons here are obvious.

11/16/2015 9:36:37 AM

Hi Dave, thanks for your interest. Yes, I have a shell on the truck, which is why the garden fries when it is in there too long in the summer, but I think it will have a nice greenhouse effect in the winter. I am not planning to start any new seeds until January, after the holidays, but then I think I will try to start some tomatoes and such from seed and put in some lettuce and other greens.

11/1/2015 9:43:37 AM

Robyn, mobile gardening is a unique concept. It's very interesting. Does your truck have a cover to minimize the wind while driving? I can see where temperature differences from New Mexico and Colorado would be an issue. It's fascinating to me what you are doing with the mobile gardening. I'll be watching with interest for future posts. ***** Have a great mobile garden day.

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