I thought it was about time for a garden update. I'm moving in a few weeks, and my new apartment doesn't have a porch like this one, so my garden will have to be much smaller and much more indoors. However, I really can't live without tomatoes, so I planted some cherry tomatoes and roma tomatoes to grow in pots on the fire escape of my new apartment. I had posted a few pictures of these tomatoes when they were babies, but then they got really big really fast! Like a good four inches tall with lots of leaves. Sadly, I don't have any pictures of this stage in their lives... They were on my windowsill when one day, it got really windy!
My poor tomatoes got blown around quite a bit, and they never recovered:
|One lone tomato remains |
(I had just thinned out this pot, too,
since there were like eight)
|They're even bigger now (I took this picture a week ago)|
In addition to planting the tomato seeds, I also dug up my basil pot and repotted the plants, shaking out the roots of each plant and burying the dead parts deeper under the soil. I also added some of my cinnamon basil seedlings to one side of this pot to replace my dead purple basil.
|I dug up all the basil--I should have done this outside,|
but the thought didn't even cross my mind since it has
been so cold. It was actually nice when I did this, though.
|Genovese basil up top, sweet basil below, and |
oregano (ok, I know that's not basil) on the side
|Two cinnamon basil babies adapting to their new home|
|Thai basil that I got from a Pho restaurant--I sutck it in water, |
it grew roots, and now it's going on its second summer!
Of all my pepper plants, only one survived the winter. My chili de arbol pepper is going on its third summer! My little avocado tree that I grew from an avocado pit is also doing well, though it will never produce fruit in this climate--it's just a house plant for me. Only one of my mint plants survived, but I think it's the one my neighbor gave me shortly before he died, so I'm happy to keep his memory living in my plants. The chives he gave me are also going strong, but I didn't take a picture of those individually--you can see them in the mint picture.
|Three years old!|
|I can't believe this grew from a pit!|
|The little mint that survived--you can see |
the chives next to it, too
Please send all your good green thumb vibes to my new tomato seeds--I hope they fare better than their unlucky potmates.