Monday, July 4, 2011

Seed GROW Project July Update

Well it's July, and I feel I should be hanging my head in shame over my see GROW project. I had been so busy preparing for the garden walk in June, that everything else was kind of put on the back burner.

The "Summer Splash" marigolds are my best performer of the seeds I received. They look as if they may soon be big to bloom sometime soon. I planted them in a few different areas, but ones in this container were the one that grew the fastest. Of the three seeds, the marigolds were the fastest to germinate and grow for me.

The "Italian Cameo" basil could be doing better. I put it in a container with no drain holes, thinking I would just water it as needed. However I went to Oregon for a week, and left it out on my patio table. During that week it rained every single day (and no rain in Oregon), and so I came home to some soggy basil seedlings. It has since dried out, so I am hoping some of the seedlings will forgive me for almost drowning them.

The "Garden Babies" lettuce has been a thorn in my side.  Not because of the seeds themselves, but because of all the critters in my garden. I tried planting it at least three times, and every time they started to sprout some hungry bunnies would munch them down. So right before I left for Oregon I put them in a container, thinking the rabbits couldn't get to them. I returned from Oregon to find they had germinated and were growing well. I thought I had finally won, that was until the chipmunks decided to dig in the container this week. Luckily they didn't dig up everything, so I am looking forward to some cute little baby lettuce heads by this time next month (unless more critters invade).
Here is my June post for the seed GROW project in case you want to check my progress:)
Happy 4th of July everyone!

I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renees Garden for the seeds.


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

My lettuce doesn't look much bigger and my marigolds aren't blooming yet, either. My basil, which I'd never grown before, is looking good! Love that first tun container!

MrBrownThumb said...

I'm horribly late for commenting on July's SeedGROW posts, but since tomorrow is the 2nd, I'd figured it would be a good reminder that Augusts posts are coming up. Can't wait for the latest installment of your SeedGROW saga.