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Saturday, July 28, 2007

garden update

see how big my tomatoes are now?

i always tell people with enough sun to plant morning glories. they are so easy and grow like weeds. i put this one tiny seedling in late, a few weeks ago, and they are already budding, and being trained around the railing of the fire escape, out of strangling distance from the tomato plant. i can't wait to see what color they are going to be.

incidentally, i got the seedling from the front of our building where they are growing like crazy, having self-seeded, having been planted by bob, decades ago. no one even waters them now, but there are oodles of flowers, in all different colors. i remember he used to collect the seeds in the fall and plant them in the spring. but i guess that was unnecessary. strangely, though, there are none of the sky blue ones, or the night blooming white ones anymore. i guess they require special treatment.

this is where it comes out of the flower box that my friend keli gave me before she left new york.

the cilantro has long since gone to seed, which i discovered this year is not because i am a terrible gardener, but because it just naturally has a very short lifespan. one is meant to grow several crops each year.

so i am sprouting some seeds as an experiment. some are dried out already and some are not. i may even eat the sprouts as microgreens.

i will keep you posted.


At 1:43 AM, Blogger Lori Mocha said...

Them is some nice tomaters.

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Jeff Mac said...

First of all, I second Mocha's slingblade-dialected compliment on the tomaters. Those look like some awesome ones.

Secondly, thanks for linking to Manslations! (I can actually tell that some folk have been clicking from here to there.) I really appreciate the traffic, "Chartreuse"...if that IS your real pseudonym.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger sarahfisch said...

"See how big my tomatoes are now"=are you tryin'a turn me on, yo?


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