I took a gamble and put some of the plants from my closet outside this summer. I was worried the squirrels would get them, but I made sure to stop feeding the birds four weeks in advance, and I had no issues other than making sure they didn't get too much wind or rain. Ya'll, … Continue reading Go Sequoias Go!
I've only had my seedlings in their pots for a few days, but I've already got some enthusiastic sprouting! The lettuce and the stevia creeping over the lettuce pots. Bok Choy, Brussel sprouts, and kohlrabi have all taken off. More kohlrabi, some tomato sprouts. You might not be able to see them well, but take … Continue reading I See with My Little Eye Something… Green!
I have all my seeds now, so it's time to start my plants! Last year I started in December, which was ridiculous and led to very leggy, frail plants.. Lesson learned! I used glow in the dark pots, of course. Here's where I sorted what would go into pots, and I set the rest aside … Continue reading Starting Moar Plants!
The first sign I had that my Tea plant was flowering was the pair of fallen blooms underneath it. Which startled me because it's January. So I poked around a little more and found that this plant likes to hide its blossoms under leaves for the most part. This is unfortunate because we don't have … Continue reading Sneaky Little Blossoms
And now for a lighter post. This last winter, I used my Christmas gift from Grandpa to buy several plants and a ton of seeds. I'll have to take photos of the basil and mint garden. Just walking past it is aromatic and delicious! Here are the potted ones! I introduce you to my Coffee, … Continue reading Coffee, Tea, and Stevia, Oh My!
So the grow light set up in the basement looked very nice, but the light was so bright that it looked like we were either summoning aliens with our landing lights or have the largest grow operation East of the Mississippi. Neither of these are ideal. So, I moved it upstairs. Oddly enough, it stands … Continue reading Moved the Grow Light Upstairs So The Neighbors Don’t Think We’re Growing Pot
You would think that, since every other nursery waits to ship, that the Camellia Forest Nursery would also wait until reasonable weather to ship their plants. Nope. It was 25 degrees yesterday when I found the notification that my tea was being delivered. I was at work. 45 minutes away from home. Cue frantic call … Continue reading Oh, Beauteous Day, My Tea Plant Is Here!