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Things are (still) happening!

Look, I'm just going to warn you now. There are going to be a lot of "Whee! Vegetables!" posts happening over the next couple of weeks. Until the semester ends I expect this to be just about the only thing keeping me remotely sane.

Great! Now, that behind us...

...more things are growing!

...everything is growing!

Most excitingly, I have a tomato shoot:

It's all by its lonesome right now, but look! Proof that there's tomatoes in there! Somewhere!

On April 2nd I planted a tray of miniature pots and six ordinary-sized ones. From the mini-pots, at least one specimen of everything is now sprouting, most more than one. The chives are now properly visible:

The spinach continues to explode merrily skyward:

Of the other pots, only one tomato is showing. There was a picture of a pumpkin shoot, but it was so small (basically a little white speck in the dirt) that it may in fact have been hallucinatory. I'll keep you posted.

And this evening I planted another tray of seeds I got Easter weekend while at Mum's. This tray includes summer savoury, sweet basil, thyme, zucchini, and eggplant (worth a try, right?). I also have seeds for parsely, but since I ran out of soil (need to get more Sunday, I think) and it's got the latest planting date, I left it out and will probably plant it next week, when classes are done and before I start my practicum.

The top of the bookcase presently looks like this (some time soon I'm going to have to try taking pictures of my plants while it's light out):

And in the next few weeks (probably more like next month) I'll put most of them in real, actual ground.

And hopefully the crows won't rip them all up. >:(

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got an Awful Business Class Report to finish before I meet with my illiterate charming group members tomorrow morning.


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Apr. 10th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
SO CUTE. And... glee! I prestarted our seeds using the papertowel and ziplock bag trick (finally put them in dirt today) and was getting very sad that they only had a teeeeny tiny root sprout going on, but seeing as how they were all tomatoes, I feel better now.

Apr. 10th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
Haha, yes. When I told my mum and aunts I was growing tomatoes, there was the following exchange.

ME: So I'm growing broccoli and spinach and eggplant and tomatoes and...

ENGLISH AUNTIE: You're growing tomatoes?

ME: Yes.

MUM: From... seeds?

ME: Yes?


I am given to understand that tomatoes are generally just total bastards to grow. Or by nature. They weren't entirely clear.

But I don't care, because I have a little green shoot! And some day soon I will have more vegetables than I can possibly use! The tiny green shoots are, seriously, the only thing stopping me from dropping out of library tech school, moving to Vancouver Island, and starting my own hippie commune. "See?" says the sane, adult, not-crazy part of my brain (see icon for what the rest of my brain has been doing for the past six weeks), "You can totally chill the fuck out by growing tiny vegetable seedlings right here in civilization. Now go write your fucking paper."

My adult brain is obviously not a sympathetic kind of person. o.O
Apr. 10th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Which is weird, 'cause back in Australia, my compost used to sprout tomatoes all the time.

I love your labels. For some reason they make me go "aww, so cute!" Possibly because they appeal to the Organiser in me.
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Wheeeee GREEN THINGS! I will hopefully soon have some of my very own green things that look JUST LIKE THIS! \o/
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