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hmmm... odd!

February 15th, 2010 at 05:29 pm

Since my rant here a bit over a week ago, DF has cleaned out the gutters, dipped the dogs in flea treatment, mowed the lawn, taken the dogs for a walks in the mornings a few times and started to make salads for lunch again. Big Grin

So either he reads my blog (hello darling! i love you!) or is psychic.

On the weekend I repotted my tomato plants (pictures to come soon!) and my basil and parsley. I also planted some rosemary seeds (again) to see if they would germinate. I doubt the temperature drops below 23C at any time right now, so they SHOULD germinate, otherwise there is something wrong with the seeds!

I can't believe my basil and parsely are still alive. I am a terrible gardener. I get all excited about growing my own food, but then remember to water and feed them about once a month. My mint and marjoram have died, withered into brown dried up clumps. Frown I grew the mint from seed so will try again with that soon.

I have gotten a single cherry tomato from the tomato plants. They are about two feet high and I have staked them. I grew them from seed too, so that's very exciting for me Big Grin There are six plants.

I also planted some more lettuce seeds, this time in a different pot with more room. Last time they grew to about two inches high and then stopped growing. Might be ok if I was a fairy and in the mood for a salad, but I'm obviously not (a fairy, that is.)

I think this weekend I will go to the market and buy a couple more herb seedlings - and this time LOOK AFTER THEM properly.

6 Responses to “hmmm... odd!”

  1. homebody Says:

    We are going to be doing more pots this year since they seem to be easier since they are right outside the door to take care of. Watering takes so much time. I told DH if we were having a larger garden again, we needed to get a sprinkler or something. We usually water by hand with the hose.

  2. baselle Says:

    You kill mint? That takes talent!

  3. shiela Says:

    I bet those mint will grow again, mine do that all the time they die and then grow again and again. Just give them a bit of water.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I didn't know mint COULD be killed!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I agree with those who suggest the mint will be back!...I'm always happy to read garden reports. Smile

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm pretty bad at gardening too. I did a community plot once and I had to go every day to water or it would totally dry out. Then I never harvested the tomatoes in time so they'd disappear before I got a chance to take any home. I always thought it was animals or maybe the homeless guys that hung out in the garden taking them, but then someone told me I need to harvest while they're still not quite ripe, and let them ripen on the windowsill. They were probably just falling off!

    Now I do herbs and tomatoes and greens on the balcony in the spring, but while I love planting, I'd totally let them die if NT didn't water them. Also I tend to let the greens run to seed (whoops). Anyway, not sure we'll successfully plant anything this spring that Noodles the cat doesn't dig up or rip to shreds (he's helpful that way). LOL.

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