I have a primrose blooming outdoors, but the weather prevents me from presenting it today. Therefore I offer you a picture of the indoor garden eggplant which now stands at 22″ tall with leaves that measure 10″ in length…and just look at those flowers!
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It seems all at once everything has changed in the indoor garden. A week’s distraction has revealed:
Eggplant leaves that measure 8 inches in length!
The first delicate, white blossoms of peppers.
More okra… I wasn’t even sure it would grow. I’m glad I tried!
Though a bit smaller [...]
The first indoor garden bloom prize goes to Lobularia maritima (Alyssum).
46 days after the tomato seeds were planted indoors:
Coming in a close second is "Silvery Fir Tree" heirloom tomato.
Happy “First Day of Winter” everyone!
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Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
The week went quickly. Rochester saw its first snow, but it melted and hasn’t (yet) returned. It made cutting down the Christmas tree a bit easier Saturday, but the bit of magic that snow adds to the holidays was missed. [...]
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
-Virgil A. Kraft
Spring’s green vegetables are the best tonic after winter’s long freeze. Spinach, broccoli, onions and peas are among the earliest and easiest crops to grow when the snows recede. It’s possible enjoy fresh greens in early May and [...]
Another busy weekend in the indoor garden. A Saturday check of the plants revealed herb roots peeking out of the sage and basil pots, lavender sprouting (The envelope said 21 days for germination, it’s been one week.), and FRAGRANCE! The scent of Thai basil was lingering in the air as I entered and, for a [...]
‘How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Happy day-after-Thanksgiving! Black Friday shopping lust is in full swing for many…all the more reason to stay home, sip tea and spend time in the indoor garden. It was a day of “firsts” for the garden today. I [...]
With the indoor garden potted up and well on it’s way, my thoughts turn toward the artistic element of gardening. Admittedly, I’m not a “straight rows evenly spaced” kind of girl. I’m an “intensively planted, more is better, well-organized” kind of girl. In other words I’m a cottage gardener or a potager planter. (Either works [...]
Nature is the art of God. ~Thomas Browne
Gardening is my favorite distraction, and the indoor garden is proving to be a wonderful November alternative to its declining outdoor relative. I always intend to check the indoor garden quickly, but ultimately I am drawn in and spend an hour or more puttering [...]
There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
I’ve gained an “apprentice” in the indoor garden. Our 12 year-old son is fascinated with the vegetable and herb seedlings growing under lights. His interests lean towards science and technology so he’s assigned [...]