So last year, Julie’s Christmas present was a garden. A while back she mentioned that she wanted to try growing her own vegetables. I wanted to make this a surprise but then I popped the question: “What kind of vegetables do you usually use?” This pretty much ruined the surprise. Me of all people should know since she frequently cooks for me. Shameful…
Anyway we decided to get: chives, cilantro, basil, and green onion. So far the project is going smoothly and it also has inspired her to grow some wild flowers. I also picked up another very unique plant that is known for eating bugs… the Venus Flytrap! I’m hoping it grows because I want to use it to ward off insects and birds if possible.
The cost for everything was pretty minimal. Less than $20. Includes the dirt, pot, seeds.
First step: getting the seeds to germinate. Here are some seeds that have been sitting for a week starting on 12/28/11 – 1/4/12
Here are some photos of some that we started a week prior to the picture above.
Basil at 2.5 weeks from 12/17/11 – 1/4/12
Green Onion 2.5 weeks from 12/17/11 – 1/4/12
Cilantro 2.5 weeks from 12/17/11 – 1/4/12
Chives 2.5 weeks from 12/17/11 – 1/4/12. The leaf is towards the bottom of the cup. You can kind of see it.
Present Day, about 20 mins ago….
These Chives were put into a cut up bottle to mimic a green house to protect it because its so small. We’re not sure if we can leave it outside yet.
Green Onions. Just like the Chives we kept these indoors to protect them.
You can definitely tell these are Cilantros.
Last but not least, Basil.
The wild flowers haven’t started blooming yet but pictures will be posted when they do. I hope the plants don’t get eaten by birds or other pests otherwise I would be sad =[. That Flytrap better work =p