Monday, May 31, 2010


My mom bought this guy for me from a Publix in Birmingham, AL about a year ago. Over the winter I thought a killed it. Now, it is doing better than ever, but I think it's a little too much for the pot. I just really don't want to put it in the ground when I know I'll have to move in a few years. This plant smells amazing. And leaves are great with tea. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This guy isn't really in my garden, but it's still a plant. And a good one at that. I've uprooted this thing at least twice. It's been sunburnt, and neglected. My sister said that it is growing strange because it needs more light, but it had more light and didn't particularly like that. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This will be the first of 3 posts about my tomato plants. I have 6. There are two of each variety: Black Krim, Big Rainbow, and Mortgage Lifter. I'm not sure any more what pair is what. I think I prefer to wait and see. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

A surprise plant!

A few weeks ago I was surprised to find this little guy taking up space with my tiny stevia plant. (Unfortunately, my little herb did not survive. I think I might invest in a grown version instead of trying from seed. You don't really get very many seeds to begin with either.) If you look hard in this picture you can see the stevia. Anyway, I am assuming this guy is either a cucumber plant or a watermelon plant. I had originally planted 5 of each and only had 2 of each survive to be planted in the big garden. I reused the soil left over from the plants that did not make it because I assumed the seeds were bad, but apparently this just happened to be the right setting for this guy. 
I'm not good at telling what a plant is from the way it's leaves look. So, this will just be a surprise! 

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I have had this plant for over a year now. It was started from the root in a bag thing. It produced fruit last year, but I never ate any of the strawberries. I didn't want to eat the plant's babies. This year I decided that because it has had so much fruit, I should at least see how they taste. They are tiny, but wonderful. 


My grandmother threw 3 avocado seed things into her compost and they all rooted. She put them into pots and gave them to me because I was unsuccessful at rooting some in water. It's possible, my sister did it, but It has never worked for me. Anyway, Of those three I managed to keep one alive. It's not much taller than last year. It had a bit of drama over christmas... leaving it with only a few sections of leaves. I didn't take any photos of that.