Monday, May 23, 2011

Apartment garden: baby plants

Time for a garden update! When last you saw our apartment garden, we had seedlings in the shower and empty pots outside. I'm happy to say that everyone has now transitioned outside, and is enjoying the North Carolina sun!

Not all of the seedlings made it, however. Basil, jalapeno, dahlia, and poblano were grown from seed and doing great.

Lettuce and cilantro were sown outside and are also doing great.

We caved and bought already-started plants at Lowes for bell pepper and mint, but I don't regret it! We've used mint in many dishes already, and we figure buying the bell pepper gives us a better chance at a real harvest (compensating in part for the fact that it doesn't get as much sun as it would like on our balcony).

If you have a garden, how is it doing? Harvested anything yet?


  1. SOOOOOO much lettuce, want to come by for a salad? So far none of my herb seeds are sprouting, but I'm a little behind schedule anyway.Our Bell pepper (bought as a seedling, not from seeds) has flowers! I hope that means a fruit soon :)

  2. Wow! They look great...I'm not sure if my mom has planted anything but green beans yet...we do have tons of mint though!


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