Monday, March 22, 2010

Lost Momentum

I think we've lost some of our momentum since we found our we wont be taking most of these seedlings with us. Which is sad since we were both so excited to be on this adventure together.

As we search for our new house, gardening is something we're keeping in mind. We definitely want to garden and would prefer not to containerize everything.

Our tomato seedlings are looking good as well as most of the peppers. The basil, cilantro and chives are doing well. There is one little rosemary plant, he looks so lonely at the edge of his pot, like he's seeking companionship. Yes, I actually feel bad for the little guy. The dill, mammoth or not, did not fare well and died just as soon as the lids were removed.

It has been a learning experience and hopefully we'll be able to get more into it in a few months.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I don't know if you've noticed but the title has changed from JB to CB as Josh is letting me contribute to, what is now, our gardening blog. I am very excited as this is truly our adventure. I've dabbled in flowers and house plants but this is my first time trying to grow something edible.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Peppers

I got a packet of Jalapeno peppers on Monday. Going to get them planted as soon as I get another seedling tray.

On a good note, we have three sprots of Thyme coming up already. Still nothing on the peppers, but the seeds are planted a wee bit deeper then the herbs so it will more then likely be a few more days.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

On the first day He created the Heavens and Earth! And all I did was plant some seeds.

Rose and I planted our seeds today. We have Tomatoes, Habaneros, Chili, a Hybrid, and various Bell Peppers growing in one planter. In the another planter we put Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, and Dill Mammoth.

Rose also has a separate herb garden growing Cilantro, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, and Chives.

We are expecting to have some seedlings show in about 7 - 10 days.

In the beginning....

Today we went to Home Depot to get an air compressor and some potting soil. What we left with, what was definitely not an air compressor. As we were walking around the store, with the air compressor in the shopping cart, it got harder and harder for me to justify why I would be purchasing an air compressor. We put the air compressor back and head towards the herb gardens that Rose wanted to get. On the way there, we find the Toppsy Turvey stand.

Since I have gone on the Paleo diet, I have been thinking about starting my own garden. Not only would a garden allow me to ensure that I am getting healthy vegetables, but it will also cut down on the cost of groceries. So we decided to get a Tomato and Herb and a Pepper Toppsy Turvey.

Needless to say, we walked out with everything we needed to start growing our indoor garden for about the same cost of the Air Compressor. Lets hope I can make some good healthy peppers. I will be attempting to grow some chili, habanero, a jalapeno hybrid (I think it grows bigger), and some good ole Sweet Bell Peppers. We also got some Roma Tomato seeds, and quite a few herbs. If nothing else the house will smell good.