Garden Gander

October 20th

The little patio garden that could is chugging away. Specifically, the basil and other herbs:



The beans aren’t doing poorly either.


And now, thanks to Finny’s thoughtfulness, I’ve got another patio planted with succulents. I hope to propegate them — growing them by the dozens with time. Such a gorgeous collection and kind gift. (It pays to have a professional hydro basil specialist as a friend.)



This little house is starting to feel like a home. I know it will more so when we have some tomatoes planted, which I am considering starting in egg shells. Anyone ever tried this method with success?


Pretty sure that last one is called Dong Cactus. (Just for you, Finny)


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4 Responses

  1. I love how you always manage to create a little garden oasis no matter where you live. I just planted some seeds for a new houseplant today — it’s called Mother of Thousands because it makes so many seeds, have you heard of it? If mine grows as wild as the one that these seeds came from, I’ll send some seeds your way. Happy gardening!!

  2. gatorgirl4325 October 21, 2013

    That basil is looking great – it’s one of my faves.

  3. Great idea! I so missed my garden this year. I really need to make sure and get that done next year.

  4. I NEED A DONG CACTUS. Even if it’s not really called a Dong Cactus. Which it might be. I have no idea.

    LOVELY looking basil, btw 🙂

    I’ve never started tomato seeds in eggshells, but I bet if you just get them to germinate and then plant the whole shebang in a larger pot (like a 4″) until they’re ready to transplant outside, it’d totally work.