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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gardening Again

Up until last weekend, we still had a few scraggly tomato plants yeilding some pretty pitiful tomatoes and some pepper plants growing. Since we were cleaning up the yard and hopefully getting ready for the spring, I decided it was time for them to go.

Although those are plants on the right side of the box, the left side was producing some lovely weeds! I wanted to get those all out of there & start fertilizing the soil for spring.

I cleaned out everything but two jalepeno plants that were still producing some small peppers. H & I discussed plans for next year & will be doubling our garden size to include 2 more boxes that are half the size of our first box. We're thinking we might get around to this in late February & hopefully get seeds in the ground in early March.

One of H's Christmas presents was a this Aerogarden to grow some herbs and spices sicnce we didn't have much luck with them last growing season. Although you can grow flowers, tomatos and salad greens, I thought we'd be more likely to use the basil, oregano, parsely, mint & chives.
We filled up the base with water, threw in some food tablets and let these seeds sunbake for 16 hours a day since Saturday the 3rd.

By Tuesday, we could already see one of the seed pods starting to pop out and by Wednesday there were already 4 of the 6 showing teeny, tiny leaves.

Now I just need some good recipes to use all the fresh herbs. They have been growing great for 2 weeks now & 5 of the 6 have their plastic domes removed (that's why the photos are so fuzzy).

I've got mojito plans for our mint plant with our new glassware set.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: If we're not too wiped out, we'll wander around DC today and see some of the sites.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Yay for gardening!

Dan wants to add another box to our yard, but I don't think we have the space.