Well, hello there! It’s been a week since my last post because I
have the plague have been under the weather. Last week, I thought I was suffering from allergies thanks to the daily warnings of high pollen levels but I’m fairly confident that I was actually sick. This in combination with the weather bouncing all over the place has kept me from being productive in any way. I’m still trying to shake the last bit of whatever this is and I’m hoping to be done with it soon.
Anywho, today I’m here with a garden update!
After my intro to garden 2.0, things got… interesting. Turns out, there were some party crashers in our indoor garden. These little mushrooms just sprouted out one day and after some Googling, I figured out that 1) they were harmless, 2) there were probably spores in the soil I purchased, and 3) I had been over watering. I sort of wish I had snapped some photos with our real camera but I quickly removed them with tweezers (they’re all very tiny) as soon as I spotted them in an attempt to prevent future mushrooms.
I think the big difference between this garden and last year’s is that I haven’t found a particularly sunny place for these herbs. Whenever I’m home I let them sit in the window, which is sunny, but the rest of the time they’re in a not-so-sunny place. I’m hoping to pick up a planter stand so these little fellows can soak up the sun and grow big and strong.
On a happier note, after I let the planters dry out a bit, the garden is really starting to take off!
The basil is still knocking it out of the park. They are easily the most tolerant of my herbs – which is a nice treat since I plan on using basil as much as possible this Summer. There are a lot tall seedlings – some of which are getting ready to sprout leaves.
The oregano is working hard to catch up with the basil. It’s clearly got a ways to go but it’s nice to see that the seedlings have all popped up. I saw an oregano plant at the farmers’ market and it had crazy large leaves, so I’m hoping that these guys grow like that, too.
Last but not least is our rosemary plant. This one was the one I was most excited about, and I’m happy to say that one of the seedlings has finally sprouted! I’ll admit to you all that I popped a few more seeds into the soil (I can’t help myself!) so I’m hoping those appear shortly.
So, that’s the news on the home front.
Have you started your gardens yet? How are they doing? Did you get any unexpected visitors?