and check out the day to day progress. It was insanely sweet... I haven't tasted anything so sweet in my life! Once I can get accustomed to the sweetness it'll be easier to drink, I tasted peas with an aftertaste of pumpkin seed.
My dad sent me some wild mushrooms he harvested from his woods, the morels, and shiitake mushrooms from his shroom logs. I decided to make a pizza at work and share with people... it was amazing!!!
An d last, but not least, my spider plant kokedama! It has 3 flower spikes and is getting huge. I have to find a new way to hang them, as the hemp string is breaking down and 2 of the kokedamas have fallen! I think I'll use fishing line.
Since I made a post in the forums, I think it'll be much easier to paste a link instead up uploading my photos, resizing, and re-posting in my blog. I'm growing my own wheatgrass for juicing, and I'm getting close to my first harvest!
We finally got the Iris back at our place yesterday. The old blooms had already closed up, but there are 16 more flower buds!!!!! This is going to be amazing, I love this plant! Makes me want to try my hand at hybridizing flowers once we have a house. Anyways, here are the photos as promised, only 2 flowers open at the moment, but I got some close-ups!
Take a look at all those buds getting ready to open! I saved 4 bulbs last fall, there will be a total of 20 flowers, it not more!
I think this might be my favorite picture I got of the flower... you can see all the waves/curls of the inner petals and the "sun spots" on the purple portion of the lower petals.
Pictu res really can't do this plant justice... I could sit and stare at them all day!
I am so happy, they have finally bloomed!!! Its a shame they are at the in-laws house, but they are bringing them this weekend. Hopefully there will still be flowers when they arrive so I can take some close up shots! This is the 3rd year we've had them, so we are all releived! The company they bought the bulbs from said there were mid-very late blooming iris... maybe not?
We got some good news from my wife's parents! The dwarf iris are starting to grow flower stalks!!! Its a bit of a surprise because they haven't bloomed for the 2 years we've had them. I divided and replanted them last fall, and I must have done something right! They are 2.5 hours away at their house, since we don't have a yard to bury bulbs, but they are coming into town next weekend, and they are bringing them along, also with the blossoming strawberries!
Since I couldn't just have a blog without a picture, I decided to post a 48 hour pic of the sprouts. I'm thinking about a BST (bacon, sprouts, tomato), possible an avocado/sprout sandwich, and sprout omelets are a few recipes I want to try out first. On another food note, I'm making bread for the first time in months! I think I'll try to make a couple loaves each month. I also need to start making my homemade granola bars again... they're so expensive at the store!
I decided to start growing sprouts yesterday. Since I've had alfalfa sprouts on subs I decided to try those first. This is after 24 hours, I soaked them for 12. Yes, I know the rubber bands seem silly, but I didn't have a wide-mouth jar, so the screen wouldn't fit, and I just couldn't wait! Does anyone else grow their own sprouts? I need to make a stand for these so I can save on space, hopefully I'll find a design online soon.
Hope everyone has had a fun weekend so far. I made some deviled eggs today... out of these sweet easter eggs!
I transplanted the cucumbers on Friday since I needed more space in the 10 gal greenhouse. I was in a rush... I meant to put an inch of soil on top of the moss so it won't blow away in the wind once the container is moved outside. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait and see how it works. Today has been a very productive day so far, I have cleaned 2/3 fish tanks... but the longest one yet I have to completely rescape, that will probably take an hour or two.