Surprise, no garden pictures. But I do have garden goodies. I also have an Iggy that's sprouting up.
I really love plants, and have a few house plants. Okay, lies. I have about 10 house plants. Ian would probably call me out on that. I haven't grown plants from seed since I was a child, and it's been really fun to watch them grow. For a while these little guys shared a room with Iggy since his room is the warmest and sunniest in the apartment. I would pick him up in the morning and we would make sure everything was growing as it should. I think he liked it. Or maybe he thought his momma was crazy for talking to her "other babies".
I didn't know how my seeds would do, so I planted one million tomatoes of different varieties. A few small ones, several beef steak and something called an Incas Hybrid that looks a lot like a roma tomato but is of the plum tomato family. I have a few sweet peppers, jalapeños, and serranos going as well. Oh, and some basil.
A couple of weeks have passed since I snapped these photos and all of the plants are currently residing outside permanently as of this passed weekend. Before that I would take them out for a couple of hours each day the first week, and then a little longer each day the second week. I gave three plants to my mother-in-law (also known as Nana), and I repotted a few for some family members who will be moving back this summer.
|tomatoes and jalapeños|
I also planted a few morning glorys. They look really pretty here, but I think I've killed them. I'll post an updated picture soon and maybe someone can help me identify the problem. I kept them in the shade mostly, but I wonder if it was too cold. Or maybe I overwatered them. They sprouted up quickly, so I don't think it's too late to add them to the mix.
I had a similar problem with my sugar snap peas, and after transplanting them to larger pots I read that they do not handle transplanting well. I have a few extra seeds and when our garden is built and ready in the next couple of weeks, I'll plant some more. Oh, and I have a random pot with a cucumber plant. It's starting to search for something to climb so I'm hoping this garden can be completed soon!
Again, I would love to hear about other gardening experiences, and gladly accept any wisdom.