Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Seedlings are ready...

Red Sail Lettuce

..but... I am not ready this year with other commitments to plant them in ground for the memorial day.  They may need to wait a bit. I am glad except for Tomatoes and Eggplants others will be grown in containers.

Sweet Basil



Tomatoes from a different angle

Flat Leaf Parsley

Polka dot plant (my daughter sowed the seed in her school)

Carrots (over crowded...used 2 year old seeds)

Chard spoty germination

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seedlings enjoying Sun

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Seedling update and some repotting

Last weekend I managed to get some clean up and potting done. I empties few containers with plants which were not thriving. One was jasmine, from last 3 years I only see green growth and no flowers and this year it looked half dead. Other was  Mint. My happiness of seeing growth in the overwintered container didn't last longer and all traces of new growth is gone.

Above containers are with Red Sail Lettuce seeds, baby carrots and Chard.
Repotted Aloe Vera, Sweet Basil, Rosemary and all the seedlings. Seedlings are so cute and getting their true leaves.
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Earthworms in my old pots

I wonder how they got into my old used pots which had potting mix from last year. They look so healthy and big. I always thought potting mixes had nutrients but don't come with earthworms to enrich the soil.
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Mothers Day cake and Flowers

 This was an Almond Cake with no flour baked by my husband and daughters for Mother's day. This was way delicious and very very tasty...Peonies are buds in the pic but they are in full bloom and beautiful now!!!
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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Mint from last year is growing back. 

Seedlings - 2012

Started few plants from seed and they are now taking off and few of them are having true leaves. If they all do well I have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, Sweet Basil, parsley. Cherry tomatoes are with true leaves. Parsley is going through some damping, lost 2 and fingers crossed for 2 more..may need a weak dose chamomile tea.