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I plant the seeds…..   Leave a comment

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Over the years I have grown Romaine lettuce, peppers and all kinds of vegetables. In some instances, say like I was cutting a tomato, I would just take a few seeds and without thought would just push them into the earth in a flower pot and forget it. That’s what I did with some seeds at the beginning of January and today I have a full grown plant. I will just have to put them in their own pot, put a stake in, put it on the sill of my east window where they will get full sun and just wait for the flowers to come and then wait for the tomatoes!!
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Posted January 17, 2019 by greatmartin in HOME, PLANTING, PLANTS, Uncategorized

Growing Pepper plants   1 comment

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Over the years I have had plants of all sorts having luck with some and not with others. I, also, tried planting various fruits and veggies from seeds, nuts and the vegetable itself.
 
I have had success with avocados, Romaine lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. I don’t know how many times I have planted seeds from peppers but most times nothing happened. This past summer I took some seeds from a few green and red peppers I was cooking with and though a few stems showed up here and there but it wasn’t until last month that flowers started to bloom. Nothing came of them and they were soon dropping off.
 
A week to ten days ago there were about 8 blossoms and I didn’t want to see them also die so I made a decision. I very seldom give any plants away but Luiz had just done new landscaping around his home so I decided to give them to him to plant in the ground and see if WE could get any peppers from them. (All I want is one!)
 
On to the next fruit or vegetable I buy!
 
 
 

Posted December 5, 2018 by greatmartin in PLANTING, PLANTS, Uncategorized

SPRING IS COMING!   Leave a comment


In January I was reading about the snow falling on the northeast (and it still is!) but when I went to the Dollar Tree store they already had the shelves filled with planters, soil, garden gloves, packages of seeds 4 for a dollar from flowers, to herbs to veggies and fruits! Yep I started buying.

For those of you who were here last year you might remember the disaster I had trying to grow veggies, like beets, so this time I decided to go for the packages that were specifically marked ‘for containers’ and I just stuck to radishes to experiment with. Along the way I picked up a herb garden starter kit of basil, chives, dill and parsley and since I don’t know the meaning of moderation I also got packs of  lavender, cilantro, sage, oregano and thyme.

I goofed, already, with the starter kit by putting in too much water one day but a few greens are coming up. I will have to thin out the radishes which was something I didn’t do with the beets last year. I am open to any and all suggestions from those of you who know what to do! :O)

I also threw in the latest picture of the sweet potato vine that is doing great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFY3bQBMAI&feature=youtu.be

Posted March 4, 2015 by greatmartin in PLANTING

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