Monday, March 24, 2014
Pups & Plants of the Weekend
This first photo my sister took of me with my parents Puppy Lexi. She's doing really well! She's a very good girl...very sweet and VERY smart! She loves to slow dance as you can see here. Yes, I even got some puppy kisses! Another thing you may (or may not) notice is that their floor is different. Yup! My father totally re-did their kitchen floor in less that a day! It looks SHARP! He did a GREAT JOB!
This weekend was COLD...especially yesterday and on to TODAY. It was only 10 degrees when I parked my car this morning! The dogs don't like the cold either...it's not just me! Eventho it was bitter cold at least we had nice sunshine that shined thru the windows!
On to the plant and planting news!
We are still rolling along with the Container Garden which will then transform into our Rooftop Garden if all continues to go well!
Here's a photo from this morning! It's our very first sprout of Brussels Sprouts starting! YAY! We thought we would start small and then transplant them if all continued to progress! We tried about 12 of them, I think. I will keep you posted on the progress!
Did you know that Broccoli is part of the Cabbage Family? Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of vitamin C.
We now have signs of life from all 6 of the 'greens' that we started! 5 lettuces and kale! Here's a look at the Grand Rapids Lettuce. I am aware that some of these lettuces we will most likely have to transfer and transplant into another area or space them out a bit more but some of the lettuces are said to 'thrive' in various conditions such as in more confined spaces.
Rosalita is a 'head' lettuce...so we will have to replant these and space them out better. Oops! Live and Learn, I guess, right!?
This is our ROCK STAR so far, tho, so perhaps it will 'transfer' alright.
I just LOVE how it looks like they are reaching for the sun! I told my co-worker that I thought they were dancing too...she giggled at me and called me a 'hippie'...but from her that is a compliment and fun little joke her and I have going!
We are still waiting to see 'movement' on our Carrots as well as our 3 onions.
I do realize that onions take longer. With the 3 that we are trying first...one is about 70 days, another 80 to 110, and the other about 180 days. Of course the "Ron Burgundy" onions take the longest LOL...inside joke...see previous gardening posts for more on that!
So...gardening buddies...what do you think so far? For a first timer!?