Garden Update

We’re halfway through May, and all my plants are going strong. . .at least I think so! I just transplanted my marigold, tomato, and broccoli plants into bigger pots as they had outgrown their starters, and I’m not too sure how happy they were with the transition. Some are looking just a little droopy. . .but I’m hoping they’ll perk back up.

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Marigolds

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Our potted radishes are doing great. . .I’m hoping they’ll have enough room in there!

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Tomato plant. . .only a little droopy.

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More tomato plants.

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And a broccoli plant on the droopish side.

Only time will tell I suppose! I can’t wait to make our garden bed, and then be ready to plant them outside.

DSC_0031 From left to right, top to bottom: Parsley, basil, sage, catnip, rosemary, oregano, mint, and thyme.

My mother in law got me these beauties for Mother’s Day – so many new herbs! We have a little bed right near our front stoop, so I planted some outside, and have kept some inside in pots.

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I kept the mint, catnip, thyme, and rosemary inside after repotting them.

I love having fresh herbs to cook with! And my kitties love having their own catnip plant to rub on and love. I’m definitely going to try drying my own herbs this year too.

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Basil is getting big!

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Lavender is getting tall.

My windowsill Mason jar herbs that we started from seeds seem to being doing alright. The basil is getting quite big, and the lavender is coming along nicely. But I am worried about root rot given the lack of drainage. At the same time, I’m worried if I try to transplant them into regular pots, too many roots will tear and I’ll just kill the poor little things! Thoughts or suggestions?? I’d love any input!

-Kayly

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2 thoughts on “Garden Update

  1. Sonya says:

    So many wonderful green things! My radishes are going wild here. They’re my most successful plants so far, though the lettuce mix isn’t far behind, either. I really want more potted plants, though, for in the house and on the back steps. And I do want to put a separate flower garden out front (we’re getting some lavender twigs soon, and I want to put those next to the front steps), but the bushes we have out there right now are growing on me…

    About your Mason jar herbs–I had some flowers in a jar for a while but they ended up just getting too big, so my dad repotted them while I was away and ended up having to break the jars to keep from harming the roots too much. My guess is you probably don’t want to do that, but I just thought I’d share.

    • kaycreate says:

      If it gets to that point. . .I would totally sacrifice my jars to save my plants haha!! I’ve never grown radishes before, but my Gram suggested them as great things to grow in a pot. I can’t wait for my little to be able to pull them out! My beds out front are currently a hodge podge of herbs and flowers. . .I didn’t really plan it ahead of time, just kept adding things in! But the blooms all look nice so that’s a bonus. 🙂

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