Sunday, March 26, 2017

How does your garden grow?

My garden is not doing so well. The Tiny Tim tomato seedlings have started getting second leaves, but they are only, at best, 3/4" tall. Something is definitely the matter, they should look like tomato plants by now. At the rate they are growing, they might top out at a couple of inches.
 My lavender plant has become stringy and it looks as if it's going to bloom.
 DH bought me a chocolate mint plant. It smells lovely. I think the plant stems of reddish brown are more the 'chocolate' as it smells more minty than anything.
 He also bought a regular tomato plant ... with small talk about fixing up a planter for outside for it. Not sure, but I may be taking bets on it's survival.
 Please excuse the purple ... I'll get a better pic of the mint in sunlight later on if it blooms for me.

Tonight Masterpiece Theater has something new about the Bronte sisters. It starts in a few minutes. I think this is a one night only thing. Sounds interesting though.

Have a great week! 

Sorry for any confusion about the chocolate mint.
Here is a daylight shot. No grow light.
 

36 comments:

  1. If chocolate mint was actually that color of purple I'd plant it everywhere, not that I'd have to because most mints will quickly take over any space. Love the way it smells. Have you ever tried starting the Tiny Tim's inside? I have better luck doing it that way.

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    1. Sorry about that. Took the pic under the grow light. I was in a hurry, didn't want to miss Masterpiece Theater, you see ...
      All of my plants are indoors in a large planter.

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  2. Are they outside. It might be too cold. Be careful as once it gets warm they may bolt on you
    I'm waiting for this hot weather to go away so I can plant my winter crops.

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    1. My planter is in my bedroom.
      What do you plan on planting, Angela?

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  3. My lavender is just now starting to come out. Not sure my spearmint is going to come back this yr. Chocolate mint, I have heard of that before, guess I need to look for that somewhere. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have recovered from your fall.

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    1. Not healed yet, guess it will be a slow process. :-(

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  4. My lavender is just now starting to come out. Not sure my spearmint is going to come back this yr. Chocolate mint, I have heard of that before, guess I need to look for that somewhere. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have recovered from your fall.

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  5. That's a lovely shade of purple. Too bad about your tomato seedlings. Sometimes they grow, sometimes they don't. Que Sera.

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    1. I think the dirt DH bought is too rich for them. :-(

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  6. I really like the colour. I have never heard of chocolate mint though, except in sweet shops!

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    1. I'll take a shot of it in the sun - whenever the weather clears up. (If I haven't killed it yet, that is) :-)

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  7. You are ahead of me on getting things started. This week is cold and wet so nothing is happening. I love the various mint plants. They can be invasive but the smell and their durability works for me.

    I taped the Bronte sisters program but haven't watched it yet.

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    1. I really enjoyed the show. It was not what I expected, at all, having not read any history on it. Enjoy!

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  8. My husband used to start seeds, inside.... And later, on his little kinda'-green-house-shelf. But hasn't in a while. Not having any gardening abilities, I have no hints, about your issues. ,-)

    But that grow light gives a very pretty tint to everything!!!!

    I had read about "To Walk Invisible The Brontë Sisters"... But it sounded too sad, for me to watch. So we watched a new Hallmark "Murder She Baked" program. For my birthday. :-))))))

    Did you watch "To Walk...."? Did you enjoy it?

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    1. Sounds like an appropriate movie - for a birthday, haha. Best birthday ever, huh?
      Yep, watched "To Walk ..." I did like it, yes, it was sad. I plan to watch it again, this afternoon, the reception in my room wasn't the greatest. I had DH record it for me in case that happened. I liked it! I'm marginally bummed with sad stories, but that's life.

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    2. The grow light makes the whole bedroom glow at night. :-)

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  9. I've never grown starter plants from seeds. Living in a townhouse with a court yard and small yard I should try. Everything is in planter boxes. I throughly enjoyed on PBS "The Bronte Sisters." I find so many interesting story lines on there. Jane Eyre is my absolutely favorite book of all time. Sadly two of the sisters died to young.

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    1. I planted the seed with hopes of keeping the best seedling. Note: hopes. My 'garden' is a planter box for a porch, but it's in my bedroom.
      The Nashville PBS station aired "Wuthering Heights" last night, I guess. It was on the DVR when I went to watch the Bronte Sisters after brunch. Pleasant surprise, my Alabama station broadcast something else.

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  10. I'll hope with warmer weather on the horizon, that they'll perk up!!!

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    1. One can only hope something gets them going! :-)

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  11. Ooh, the chocolate mint plant is beautiful. Sorry to hear you are having issues with Tiny Tim.

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    1. The choco mint is supposed to grow to 24", I sure hope so, that would be great! :-)

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  12. You and I follow a few of the same folks and I wanted to stop and say "hi." My husband has started some seeds in our basement. Many years ago, I grew the chocolate mint and just loved the fragrance. It was a real conversation piece. Have a nice day.

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    1. Lovely, thanks for coming by! Did you make tea with your chocolate mint? Was it as good as I am hoping?

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  13. Love your comments on my blog, thank you!
    We've had chocolate tomatoes which didn't taste of chocolate ... Husband is the gardener and I am the plant killer in our family. Unintentionally of course. But the weather is so strange it's no wonder plants are confused.

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    1. Holding down my breakfast at the thought of chocolate tomatoes tasting of chocolate! :-)
      I'm pretty good at killing plants although once in a while I am a success and that makes me SO happy!

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  14. And I think I watched The Bronte Sisters at christmas. I mean I did and I assume it's the same one you saw last night. Very grey but a fascinating insight into their lives.

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    1. Probably was the same, maybe, I'm not sure - they gave us the impression that this was new, so I don't know. Maybe just new in U.S. ???

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  15. Haven't done really much in gardens. Most of our snow is gone.
    Coffee is on

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  16. March 28th
    Re: Your comment on this post of mine.... I'm so happy to see someone else, who enjoys YA books!

    My first was the "Twilight" series, when that was all the rage. I was reading that, before I knew my grand daughters were. :-)

    Then I looked into others. Not each and every one, is for me. But there are plenty to choose from.

    I have loved YA books, on the Fey, for one thing. And a neat series, starting with "The Naturals." This last one, is not light, by any means, but I like the author's writing.

    Hooray for stepping outside our comfort zone, in reading, sometimes. :-)

    Luna Crone

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  17. Hope to get my pepper plants out soon.

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  18. I thought about you with the horrible weather report from the south. Hope you and your plants are OK. I recorded the Bronte sisters and will watch it later.

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    1. Guess I'll live ... You will like the show, I think. :-)

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