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Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:59 pm

So, yeah, I'm trapped in my home. Thankfully, I saw fit to get prepared when I first heard about this potentially mega snowstorm hitting two weeks ago. We may be trapped but we've got plenty to chow down on. See below...

Snow Outside My Front Door from Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

The potted plants are doing well. Spider plant and Snake plant are growing very vigorously.

Spider Plant and Snake Plant during Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

The Lemongrass needs a serious trim. I might make some tea and/or stir fry later this week.

Lemongrass during Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

All that remains, aside from the Spider and Snake plants, of my larger container garden. For now, I just have, aside from the above mentioned, Aloe Vera, Pineapples, and a Pelargonium growing. I may add a Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) and a Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus) to the mix.

Pelargonium, Pineapples, and Aloe Vera on the windowsill during Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

The tomatoes in the Aerogarden of Hope have really taken off since the last one ripened on the vine. Now, I have multiple tomatoes coming in, with some ripening even as I type this. All I know to do is trim the vines and keep both plants in water and Liquid nutrient. If I ever get that Aerogarden Bounty, I'll use this older model (Ultra LED) for growth experiments and extra growing space. I'll probably dedicate it to growing Herbs or something.

Two Ripening Tomatoes in the Aerogarden of Hope during Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

To keep from being bored, I've done a bit of baking before, during, and after the storm. This chocolate chip riddled banana bread was absolutely delicious.

Banana Bread with chocolate chips before Jonas hit ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

This Bread pudding wasn't bad either. In fact, the Maternal Parental ate most of it before the storm had even done its worst.

Bread Pudding made before Jonas ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

Last but not least, some icicles outside my bedroom window. I don't know how big they're going to get but, no thanks to some neighborhood kids, they're now tipping right towards my window.

Icicles outside my window after Jonas. ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

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Frank wrote on Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:51 pm:

The banana bread with chocolate would definitely be comfort food during the heavy snowfall!


xantedeschia wrote on Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:02 am:

Oh, it was Frank, it was. I think, from now on, I'm going to make it with chocolate chips.

Thanks for commenting! :)

Cayuga Morning wrote on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:07 am:

Photos look great Xant. Quite a storm you had. I am curious about your Aerogarden of Hope. Is it a greenhouse affair or a grow light?


xantedeschia wrote on Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:25 am:

Thank you, Cayuga Morning, for your compliments and thanks for commenting. :)

As to the Aerogarden, I like to refer to it as a bucket of water with an LED light grid attached to the top. Being honest, I probably would never have had the harvest yields I've been getting without this novelty. I still have Jalapeno Peppers from when I was growing a single plant.

For the room I have, it's perfect. If I had more space, I would definitely try something on a more grand scale though. I am completely in love with the growing of nightshade plants. <3

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