Monday, January 31, 2011

Moving Day

Tomorrow is the big day. Everything is packed and ready to go. I am not looking forward to the move itself (after all who likes moving?). However, I AM looking forward to having greater outdoor space for my garden. As I make the move, only two plants will go with me to the new house. The yellow banana peppers and the wooden box with flower and oregano seedlings.

As you can see in the picture above, the banana pepper plants are doing quite well. They have turned out to be a very hardy plant that has dealt well with both sides of the extreme weather we've had these past few months.

The oregano and wild flower mix has also fared relatively well throughout the wild swings in weather. I'm taking them with me hoping their new sunnier home will help provide a much needed boost.

As for the rest the plants. Well, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves:




Like I said before, despite the failures, I have learned a great deal about gardening these past few months and I think that knowledge will help me as I proceed with a second try in the new more garden-friendly setting. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I hope you all had an amazing and relaxing holiday season with friends and family. Like many of you, I got very busy during this time and as a result have not posted in the last few months. As much as I'd like to give a positive update, I am afraid I have some bad news......fortunately, however, it is paired with some very good news that ultimately be great for my garden.

Let's get the bad news out of the way. Most of my garden has died : ( This includes all of the once promising squash plants. Shortly after blooming, they began to wither and die. The unusually cold winter did not help and I think hastened their demise. Same goes for the thyme and basil. Luckily I was able to use quite a bit of the basil in my cooking before it met its doom. The flowers are still questionable and the onions aren't really showing any progress past the seedling stage. The one plant that seems to have a shot is the banana pepper plant. This is clearly a sturdy plant as it was planted during the heat wave and is now withstanding the record lows and record rain. I will post pictures of all the plants by tomorrow, but first I want to share the good news. After nearly three years of living in this apartment Ryan, She-ra and I have decided to look for a new place. We are hoping to find an apartment or house that has a larger and sunnier outdoor area than we have in our current apartment. We move at the end of the month and already there are some great options that could support a healthy and even larger garden. I have learned quite a bit in these first few months of gardening and am hoping that with the new year I will continue to learn and hopefully grow a bigger and better the meantime please don't totally abandon my blog....I promise much more to come.....