I haven't posted a pot garden update in a while.
These pictures are all from about two weeks ago...but not too much has changed.
The crock-pot impatiens have done swimmingly. Sometimes when it was rained really hard in June, they were literally doing that in their crockpot...
You'll also see the lettuce there. It bolted and I cut it back. It's started to resprout again like it did last year. We'll see how it does now that it's actually getting hot out.
Next up primroses, the hardy mum, and peas.
Primroses are done blooming for the year I believe and have really filled their pot. I'll probably give her a bigger pot next year. The hardy mum has really taken off. I've noticed a few yellow leaves though this past week--I got lulled into not having to water my pot garden in all of June and I need to remember to go out there at night and water!
And the peas? Well they're done for. It's too hot. They made for great drive-by snacking. I harvested about six mature peas that are currently drying in the windowsill. I'll plant them next spring.
The offspring of my 2008 Mother's Day marigold. I hope to get some seeds from this one as well for next year.
My taters and cukes. Taters are doing good and I've got two cukes. The only problem--I get weird round cukes that are about as long as my thumb. Weird. Maybe because they're in a pot? Who knows. Same thing happened last year too.
A mess of bachelor buttons (that just started blooming this week!) and a pumpkin.
What's not shown are my squash plant, radishes (massive FAIL) and oregano. I love the oregano. But I'm finding little oregano sproutlets in my other pots. It's one hardy weed!!
Finally, I'll leave you with my favorite little pot.
Remember the herb sale fundraiser I blogged about that Chunky's school was having?
It was $1 an herb. I sent in my order for basil and rosemary.
He came home with two yogurt cups with oregano and chives.
Allegedly the basil and rosemary were all sold out. Never mind that I returned my order form the following day after he brought it home. I figure the Soprano Moms at his school are part time basil racketeers and "bought" it first.
Anyway, the offerings he did bring home were pathetic. Whomever what overseeing the
fundraising of having the kids plant the seeds did a piss poor job.
Yogurt cups was a great idea--nice way to recycle.
But they neglected to punch holes in the bottom of the cups for proper drainage.
And the "dirt" yes, I used quotation marks there, was more like sand.
I mean OK, they were $1 each. You get what you pay for. But like I told Chunky, I would have been just as happy had they taken my $2 and I got nothing. Instead I get these pathetic Charlie Brown cups of chives and oregano (that should have been basil and rosemary) with seedlings clinging to life in a slurry of wet sand.
But much to my surprise, the little herbs are thriving and doing quite well. I had to take back all the grumbling I did.
And the best part? Oregano and chives are perennials. They'll come back next year. Basil does not.
Suck on that Soprano Moms!!
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