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Sisters Are Growing It For Themselves

Category: Horticulture | Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:06 pm

Say hello to my first soil grown basil of this season!

I got these seeds a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to grow them. I actually got them for the Not So Secret Garden I'm hoping to eventually get but got an extra pack of a few varieties to grow in my windowsill to tide me over until I could get my growing space. The varieties I am attempting to grow are:

1. Mrs Burn's Lemon Basil
2. Lettuce Leaf Basil
3. Sweet Pickle Organic Pepper

In this picture below are seedlings of Mrs Burn's Lemon Basil.

Mrs Burns Lemon Basil 27 April 2016 ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

On the Aerogarden front, it has been sixty days since I first started the herbs. I've cut them back several times and they're growing just as strong as ever. I have, thanks to replacements from Aerogrow, 100% germination rates and even an extra pod of Curly Parsley growing off on the side in a medication bottle.

Aerogarden Day Sixty 27 April 2016 ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

The forecast for the Summer is one of long range high temperatures for my region. Hopefully, the peppers and basil will thrive with all the excess sunlight promised.

We'll see.

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The Greening

Category: Horticulture | Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:37 pm

I finally got it. I finally got the Aerogarden Bounty.

Aerogarden Bounty delivered on 26 February 2016 ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

If you're wondering why it's still in the box, there are two reasons for that.

1. I'm going to do an Unboxing video and upload it to YouTube. (See my links list for my vlog)

2. My "old" Aerogarden Ultra LED still has tomato plants ripening in it and I haven't deconstructed it yet.

Everything is going into play on or before 12 March. I'm selectively pruning smaller tomatoes from these plants to force the others to ripen faster. I just ate three, not quite red tomatoes off of the vine. They tasted a lot like store bought tomatoes. If they're picking them at that point, it's no wonder they're so flavorless.

I've been spoiled by vine ripened tomatoes. None but those can compete for flavor anymore in my eyes.

On the Outdoor Gardening front, I've compiled a shopping list for myself of things to get in preparation of obtaining My Not So Secret Garden. The waiting list is one year or more and, even then, Senior Citizens have priority first refusal of plots. That should give me enough time to get together a good collection of tools before my name even comes up.

I'm lucky I'm a very patient person.

Last edited: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:38 pm

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