Monday, February 28, 2011

growing on now at the munchie patch

march starts in fifteen minutes! yaaay! spring begins in just three weeks, and one month from now the sun will be setting after 8pm!!! that is a higher quantity of exclamation marks than i 'm willing to use for just about anything. i might wet myself.

i toured zamzow’s today and ogled seeds and garden paraphernalia. (actually i did more than ogle.) and tonight i started a huge batch of seeds, since it’s not too ridiculously early anymore.

i added a second repurposed shower caddy to my window to accommodate more seedling cups. pretty soon the sun will have moved high enough that i can start colonizing the downstairs south-facing windows. (right now they’re partially shaded by a giant pine tree.)

the mushroom kit finally put out a new group of babies. i was about to give up on it when i spotted them.

outside, the parsley plants are making new growth already (these photos are from two weeks ago),

so are the strawberries,

and chives have been growing slowly since late january.

pansies reseeded themselves all over the place last summer, and some of them are starting to bloom. it's so fabulous to see green leaves and flowers again!

7 comments:

the Knottie Knitta said...

YAAAAY! :) i meed to get some shower caddies for the big window...where did you find them?

Jessica said...

I second that YAAAAY! pansies and seed starts and strawberries and mushrooms and herbs and SPRING! some of my favorite things!

Emily said...

spoon--i got them at bed bath and beyond. i tried fred meyer first but theirs were more expensive and not as good.

jessica--i know isn't it wonderful!

GoneferalinID said...

Wow, I love the shower caddies! I hope you got them on sale. I started the rest of our indoor sow seeds last night, we even have some alpine strawberries germinating! Yay spring.

Emily said...

awesome! i knew you'd master the strawberries. no, the caddies weren't on sale unfortunately--i almost bought one that was on sale for $20 instead of $30, but then i found way better ones at $10/each regular price. so since i was already about to pay $20 i figured it was like getting two for the price of one. that's how i justified it anyway.

Kim and Victoria said...

I always wonder why I can't get pansies to reseed when everyone else complains about how much theirs do? Oh well, I'll keep trying.....

Emily said...

huh...maybe you're just better about dead-heading them than most people. i did a bad job of that last summer.