Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Saturday garden update (a little late)





[The pretty begonias are taking over and doing wonderfully!]


The parsley is looking so much better! Very green, very happy, and it seems to know what's what and is growing out instead of up (where thar be wind). Cilantro is officially bolted and done. Apparently there's a chance it will reseed and keep growing later, but perhaps not.


[Mint is taking over, and I expect it will do quite
well through the course of the summer]


[Basil is having some...problems. They look better than they did on Saturday after I removed all of the brown bits and pinched off the flower buds to encourage outwards growth...there's this area in the tip of the stem called the apical meristem that contains the rapidly dividing cells that will result in upward growth of the plant. If you nip them off, the plant diverts nutrients to other meristems on other parts of the plant. Pretty cool!]


AND---I checked this morning, and there are THREE tomatoes growing. THREE. They're about the size of my pinky fingernail. But there are THREE of them. I am so excited.

I'm also starting to daydream about having rhubarb up in the Penthouse...I mean, there are so many more planters to play with! The possibilities are endless.

3 comments:

Kate said...

I am so inspired. Got any suggestions for a small space (I have this shelf space that's where each shelf is maybe 2 ft by 2ft by 2ft - rough estimate) in a fair amount of shade (North facing). I love this fresh herbs idea.

Pretty Little Pictures said...

So beautiful, I love watching a garden grow, and then eating it!! Well, if its edible :)

Bridget said...

Shade is hard...in general, herbs want sun, sun, and more sun!

I did find this:

http://www.herbcompanion.com/gardening/7-herbs-that-grow-in-shade.aspx

They are a bit different, but would be something new and exciting to try to cook.