March 9, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

These are my recent seed/bulb acquisitions. I went a little crazy when I went to the store last Friday. I had gone out to get formula for Duder and decided to stop by the 99 Cent Store because I had seen bulbs the last time I was in there.

Yep. The 99 Cent Store. All that in the picture you see up there? Under $30. The bulb were 99 cents per pack and they contained anywhere from 1 to 8 bulbs depending on the flower. The flower seed packs were 6/$.99 and the veggies were 9/$.99. Ben and I figure that even if we don't get many to sprout, or any at all, we won't mind as much since we paid so little. We got most of the bulbs planted Friday night and I will start seeds this week (hopefully).

Our tomatoes are coming up nicely. About half of what we planted has sprouted, with a few more stragglers coming in.

The jalepenos are even more happy. There was a few days there where we forgot to water our garage plants. The tomatoes were wilted and sickly looking, but the jalepenos were still going strong. A good dousing in water made them all very happy though.

And if you can see, our cilantro is starting to look like cilantro now. I'm super excited for this because what I'm looking forward to the most is fresh garden salsa. I also got my seeds going for Romain lettuce and bell peppers 2 weeks ago. I have yet to see sprouts, but it's still pretty cold here so it will probably be another week or two still. The tomatoes took awhile as well. I can't wait to have fresh produce this year. It will severely reduce our grocery bill.

On a side note: Eggs cooked in the microwave will get you by if the gas company turns off your gas to fix a leak. But they the don't taste that great. Just so you know.


Farm Girl said...

I love the seed packets they looks so old fashioned. Ron and I tried a experiment. We didn't pull out the old pepper plants but let the look like dead skeletons. Sunday we were out there and we have new peppers coming up from the old plants. we were so amazed.

Meg said...

Wow that's really cool! I didn't know they would do that.

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