I thought I would give an update on my garden. All the plants are still alive. I’m so happy!
I bought additional plants this past weekend. Those I decided to plant first.
The tall, yellow-green plant on the left is a mojito mint. The one on the right with the smaller leaves is a true peppermint. Between them in the middle is a chamomile plant. If you look at the bottom of the picture, you will see the leaf of a cilantro seedling. It will eventually grow to fill up the space.
These are two pepper plants. On the left is a poblano pepper. A jalapeño is on the right. I can’t wait until these produce peppers so I can do lots of fun things with them! The leaf is courtesy of one of my children after they decided it didn’t taste like the mint.
Look at my little tomato plants. Aren’t they cute? They are Juliet tomatoes, which are like grape tomatoes. The plant will be shorter than an ordinary tomato plant and bushy.
I bought a strawberry pot to plant the herbs in, except for the lavender. I’m giving it time to grow a little bigger. Then I will mix some sand with the soil I plant it in. One of the employees of the garden center suggested that since it is a Mediterranean plant.
My kids have been eyeing this strawberry. It has slowly been turning redder and redder. I know they want to eat it; but I would feel bad having to cut a tiny strawberry in half. We have at least one other strawberry starting to grow; but I think it be summer before we have a large enough amount.
Hopefully in a few weeks, I’ll have more substantial growth to show off. Keep your fingers crossed!