Archive for September, 2008

Fall Seed Sproutage 09-29-08

The arrugula and bibb lettuce have sprouted. It only took them 6 days with a west facing window. I’ve been turning the trays every morning so they don’t get spindly and long.

I also let my basil flower and go to seed. I germinated the thai basil seeds I collected the other day and they work magnificently. They took around 4 days to sprout. I guess the fresher the seeds, the faster the germination goes! Yippee.

Today, I plan on collecting more basil seeds from the plants (I have lemon,¬†sweet basil, thai, and large leaf basil)¬†and package them for next season or possibly trade them. Let me know if you’re interesting in a trade! Happy gardening everyone!

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Fall Seed Starting 2008

I know I haven’t posted in awhile but with the new house, renovations, and our new puppy I have been super super busy. Today, I was able to plant some fall veggie seeds for the upcoming fall season. Here’s what I’ve planted:

  • Arrugula
  • Bibb Lettuce
  • Bok Choi
  • Sequioa Beans
  • Endive

I hope this will produce some more salads for us this winter. I might plant more beans, spinach, carrots, and lettuce in a week or two after this batch of seedlings sprout.

Picture of an Eureka Lemon (I hope I get lots of these)

On another note, my sweet husband got us a lemon tree for our anniversary/birthday present. The traditional gift for the 1st year of marriage is paper and we interpreted as a tree! What a great interpretation I think. It’s an Eureka lemon tree and I believe it’s around 2 years old. We planted it in the front of our house that gets afternoon sun. I hope it grows into a productive tree since lemons cost an arm and a leg these days! Here’s hoping… Well that’s all folks, happy gardening!

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