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Garden Project: May Update - Lissa's Glade
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Garden Project: May Update

That's a portion of my patio mess of a garden. I swear we're going to lay it out prettily one of these days.

From top left: Spaghetti Squash (in kitty litter pail), Roma Tomato (also in kitty litter pail), tomato (Another roma, I think), chilies, Anaheim (The tiny one in the middle) and jalepeno, habenero peppers (two together in a water bottle), and another Roma tomato.

This is so cool! This was a seed in mid-March, and now it's over a foot tall!

This month, I spent a lot of time moving things into bigger containers, which took a lot of dirt. I spent an additional $3.33 on potting soil (cheap potting soil; I won't go that cheap again) and bought two plants, not shown: a variegated sage and a lemon balm.

Everything is getting big, which makes me happy.

Guesstimating $1 of electricity spent on my grow lamp for each month, $5.00 on spent on seeds, $7.00 on plants and $14.56 on dirt, I've spent $29.56 so far. I'll have to take into account somehow that a portion of this will also support Eugene's garden.


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dulcevox From: dulcevox Date: June 2nd, 2009 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I am envious of the tomatoes you will have! I just do not have the green thumb. :(
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 2nd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Green Thumb? Mine comes in a box labeled Miracle Grow :-)
eseme From: eseme Date: June 2nd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)

That have gotten big. Much bigger! Cool.
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 2nd, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. Have you figured out how you're moving one to Maine yet?
eseme From: eseme Date: June 3rd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Previously, plants have traveled in my dad's truck, in the cab. However, I may not have an apartment with a patio or anything.

But maybe if I beg my parents to take it in?
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 3rd, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-) I can keep it here, if you don't want it. That was the original deal. I was mostly teasing you.
eseme From: eseme Date: June 3rd, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's not that I don't want tomatoes. It's more... space issues.
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 8th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Either way. I have planned for 2 romas, which means you can come visit & can in late August if you want, and take home most of it.
eseme From: eseme Date: June 8th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Early September, maybe? I'll only have one vaction day (second one comes September 8 or so).

But I shoudl have Labor Day off, and I bet one of the shutdown days is around that time. Not sure though.
eruvanna From: eruvanna Date: June 2nd, 2009 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Nvrmnd the 'Maters... SPAGHETTI SQUASH!!!!!! you rock... that stuff is so yum!
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 2nd, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny thing is, I was really hoping the Butternut seeds germinated, and those didn't, but the Spaghetti Squash did.
tanechigai From: tanechigai Date: June 2nd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! amazing! My seedlings keep dying off; it's way too dry here :(
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: June 2nd, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd really suggest a water mat, or self-watering containers - some sort of bottom-up watering. As long as you're careful not to drown them, it allows for more regular, even watering.
coriander From: coriander Date: June 2nd, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
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