Post by applecrisp1 on May 14, 2020 20:13:44 GMT -5
I ordered some plants online --- I was intrigued to try it out. I heard some raves from a youtube channel that I often watch.
And i'll admit --it was a total impulse buy and a fun treat! Now let's hope they thrive and don't end up in the trash. Do you have a favorite place to buy plants, whether in a store or online? Unfortunately many of the great nurseries in my area are out in the burbs.
Hey, those are really nice ones! How fun! And indoor plants clean your air. Healthy.
Yes, I did buy some. Was advertised, I think, on The View. Or ... ?? I forget. Packets of seeds, in kits, which I worked up (they came with egg cartons and markers (doh)) and after sprinkling into the dirt they also provided, we put in garage under lights (where husband starts his plants). I also bought a black metal thing that you hang little tubs on (tubs that come with)... and after our little packets of seeds grew into plants (mostly herbs) we transplanted to those hanging tubs. I will have to take some photos, like you did! This wall unit thing could be used for other things, not just plantings, e.g., can hold garden tools, etc. SO, we will have lots of herbs (even borage ??) and jalapenos one of these days. Yeehaw!
Post by emptynestmom on May 15, 2020 8:21:19 GMT -5
FYI...I Googled borage...guess it isn’t a cooking herb...
Borage flower and leaves are used for fever, cough, and depression. Borage is also used for a hormone problem called adrenal insufficiency, for "blood purification," to increase urine flow, to prevent inflammation of the lungs, as a sedative, and to promote sweating.
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When I ordered some seeds from Baker Creek Heirlooms, I saw they had tiny fig trees. They came as a set of two, bare rooted. They are potted up and in my kitchen window. It's still too cold in NH for most things to be outdoors. They are doing well and I may have figs in about 10 years!
I have bought lots of seeds. I started some tomatoes and thai basil and also microgreens under lights in the living room. The microgreens are producing well. Radish and cilantro are my favorites. I have purple sugar snap peas, two types of radishes, hakurei turnips, spinach, swiss chard, and carrots started outside. My tomato starts are quite small. I went to the garden center a few days ago and bought a few tomato plants from the greenhouse. I am in the process of hardening them off.
Well it depends on where you live. I live in NH. It is still pretty cold here overnight. Our last frost date here is near the end of May. The weather here is wacky at this time of year. This week our bird bath was frozen a few mornings. This morning was 55 and hit 77. Overnight temps are all over the place. When we start seedlings indoors, we have to get them accustomed to being outside in cooler weather. You bring the plants out during the day for a few hours a day, increasing their time outside each day to get them used to the cooler weather.
OH OH Applecrisp. Now I see it. (It took some time before your photo appeared. That is one gorgeous plant!!!)
I have heard that our outdoor farmer's markets have been doing 'drive-up' service. I miss going TOO, but I haven't worked up the energy to go look to see what they are doing. It will be more interesting as the months go along. We are still staying in, no matter what anyone else does. Ordering groceries mostly through Amazon's delivery service. (BTW: they are GREAT about crediting for food we didn't like or etc.)
I have heard that our outdoor farmer's markets have been doing 'drive-up' service. I miss going TOO, but I haven't worked up the energy to go look to see what they are doing. It will be more interesting as the months go along.
Our farmers' market was drive up for awhile, but they're back to walk through. I actually liked the drive up. I would preorder the day before and they'd have my order ready to go.
I've been visiting a local nursery, but did order a couple plants by mail from Almost Eden. Was very impressed with the quality and packaging.
Charley, Glad you liked what you ordered. I was also super impressed with the two places I ordered from. Maybe it wasn't a good idea that I tried it out and was super pleased because now I know how easy it is to order some new plants. Just a click away. That could be dangerous. Ha. I''m really enjoying have some more plants around. They look so tiny next to my mega Monstera. It was a super easy way to change up the look of my living room a bit. Of course, that's if they like their new home and don't give me issues.