Friday, June 22, 2012

Patio Garden a success so far!

My Garden has been growing so well! Here are some shots showing the progress so far. I haven't really utilized my herbs yet, but they sure are ready to be harvested. Oregano, Basil, Chives, Dill, Lavender, and Rosemary fill this pot.

In the back you can see what was the cilantro, but now is a sort of flowery looking thing - this plant taught me something new! During a huge heat surge, I noticed this plant growing within the plant. I thought it was a 2-1 deal where a seed somehow flew into the plant from another one, but once I actually started researched it turns out my plant bolted!!!

What is bolting? When a plant gets too hot or has a reason to go in defense mode it 'bolts' meaning it puts all its energy into producing the seed. Evidentially that seeding turns into the plants main goal. Who knew cilantro could be so finicky!

So, short story long... My cilantro pretty much got the heck out of dodge and bolted! No problem - I don't even really like it all that much, anyways! :)


My Herb garden is lovin life!

One of my favorite planters. I love the flowers that spill over the edge of the planter

My Flowers are loving life, too.

I harvested the lettuce once, but probably could have done a better job since this looks kind of ragged.

This lettuce is so dense! I have to get going on the salads!

Tomatoes and Peppers. I still need to re-pot these so they can REALLY grow!

A closer angle on my awesome herbs!

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