Last summer while visiting my daughter in her city apartment I decided that she needed a little color on her mini balcony. I visited the wonderful Atwater Market and came home with a tomato plant and a couple of daturas. At the end of the summer when the plants produced seed pods I brought a few home to try my hand at starting my own this year.
I started them in peat pots on April 30th, 2010. Fortunately they “took” (hurray!) and have become quite lush. But as all of us know, leaves are nice but bring on the the blooms! A week ago today when I took a peak, this what they looked like…..
One week later…
Another of the little experiments that I recently decided to attempt was one that I came across on one of my absolute favorite blog “Chickens in the Road”. (If you haven’t been there before, you should run there right now. The blog’s author, Suzanne McMinn, describes life on a farm – the animals, making cheese and butter, recipes, etc. She has a phenomenal writing style with a great sense of humor.)
OK. Back to the experiment. I grew celery for the first time last year. I got teeny tiny celery starts (1 inch tall) from a local farm. I planted them and all went well. I harvested 4 or 5 celery and they looked pretty good. Not tight and chunky like the grocery store kind but still pretty good. A short while ago Suzanne posted that she was growing celery. But using a method that had never occurred to me. She cut the base off of her store bought celery and planted it! So that’s what I did on Monday.
This photo was taken today….
One last quick thing. I can't speak for other areas but in my neck of the woods, Wal-Mart has hibiscus on clearance.
And that’s my story for today! Have a wonderful weekend!