All is gong very well in my green world. I cannot wait to share the updates below - which by the way are not all that I have growing.
Before I get into the gorgeousness growing, I get a lot of questions about where I get my seeds an supplies from. Someone on Instagram mentioned seeing seeds at Shoprite at the Ikeja Mall so yesterday, I went to the Shoprite at The Palms in Lekki and found a small garden aisle Pots of different sizes, garden hoses and pressure pumps and seed packets. A decent selection of vegetable packets including onions, tomatoes and some squash as well as some herb packets including parsley and cilantro. I also saw some flower seed packets including marigolds....I scooped up a few packets of flower seeds and a few vegetable seeds I do not have. I will plant them this weekend and see how they do. I also checked out the garden aisle of Game and found a lot of pots and hardware for the garden at decent prices. So yaay for that.....
Onto the updates:
|Golden Jubilee Tomato plant - it is time to add supports to this pot so the plant can grow without breaking especially as the fruits come in
|Copenhagen Market Cabbage - this plant is going to grow very full before the cabbage head comes in. I expect I will move this out of the green house in the next week or 2
|Of all the herb pots I have planted, these 2 are doing so well. They sprouted very quickly and the sweet basil smells so good already
|Clemson Spineless Okra: I have read that okra plants over produce fruit so I am already thinking of as many ways to use the pods as possible.
|Scarlet Nantes Carrots: These are doing so very well too. I have been told that I planted them too close together and the resulting carrots will not be a good size. Lesson learnt.
|Collard Greens: This is another plant that will get pretty big. I don't mind that at all seeing as I love greens
|Bok Choi: Chinese cabbage that is excellent in stir fries. These sprouted in 4 days. Super fast
|Broccoli: I suspect I should have planted just one seed in the pot as these are going to grow very very big before the broccoli head comes in
|Mustard Leaves: I got these in a herb set and planted it like I would herbs. I really hope these are not mustard greens which are giant plants...
|Forage Premier Kale: This replaces the other kale plants that fell and got destroyed.
|Brandywine Red Tomato: Seeing as I don't like raw tomatoes and I have quite a few types of tomatoes, what sense does that make? Well my boys love raw tomatoes and I have a lot of recipes than need tomatoes so why not?
|Golden Bantam Corn: I am watching these with a lot of interest. We have ears but not kernels yet. Which requires pollination to happen. I will watch videos on how to self pollinate and try that.
|Beets: I planted a few beets and this is the only survivor. The birds kept eating the seedlings.
|Sugar Baby Watermelon: This is a huge experiment. Watermelon in the biggest pot I could find. Fingers crossed
|Green Zucchini: Flourishing and producing male flowers. No female flowers yet be pollinated but apparently a rash of male flowers first is normal
|Mixed cacti pot
|Lemongrass: This is used by a lot of people in a malaria treating concoction but it is delicious used in Thai style dishes. This plant grows voraciously so I have to be ready
|Jalapeno Peppers: I am so so happy with how these plants are doing.
I would love to hear from any budding gardeners