(Once again, sorry... the picture editing isn't working correctly yet again...) I had a little bit of free time today so I decided to thin out the 1 week old basil seedlings. The seeds were a year old, so I planted more thinking that they'd have a lower germination rate... boy was I wrong!
And this is what they look like now afterwards... I always feel a little bad for the "loser" plants... oh well. Hopefully ya'll have found time to enjoy your gardens!
Since this weather has been so nice I decided to plant my basil and cucumer seeds a few days ago... 2 to be exact, and they've already sprouted!!! I've never had seeds germinate so quickly. The plants on the left are banana peppers, the largest are just starting their second true leaf.
This red potato started to sprout in our kitchen closet... I've never done a potato this way, so we'll see if it works. I think I see some green growth starting, which is a good sign. If anyone can help me out... when you mound up soil around the plant, do you pull off the leaves that will be buried or just leave them and bury them? I'd assume you cut them off like you do with any other plant when you buy a portion of the stem.
The spider plant kokedama is growing very well, its starting to send out a plantlet runner! I'll be sure to take a picture again when it has a lot of babies dangling down.
The banana peppers have come up! I have a better light this year, than a spiral 15 watt cfl that I've used the last couple years. Its (2) 40 watt cfl that fits over the top of an aquarium... it was my brothers, but he got rid of his tank and gave me the light. These are in 100% worm castings, no soil. When they start growing a few more leaves I'll transplant the largest ones into 3" pots until the final move outside.
Sean's avocado tree is doing very well. It has doubled it's leaves in one month! It's only about 8" tall, and is already nice and compact.
Yest erday was in the mid 60's so we brought Sean out to play for the first time! He's been in his stroller, but not out on the grass. As you can see, he's getting very big! We went to story time at the library last Friday, and he dwarfed both the 6 and 8 month old that were also there. I wish he'd slow down a little bit, it seems like he outgrows our favorite clothes after he wears them once! Until next time, have fun planning and preparing your gardens!