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Green thumb…

Having lots of free time has its advantages.

Since spring is coming, here in Québec, I decided to start my little balcony garden. Of course, my gardening is a bit limited due to the lack of space, but I know that I just have to be creative to make the most out it.

I have had a little garden before, growing different fresh herbs and some tomatoes. This year, I wanted to try a couple of new things. As Chéri told me, ”I won’t know if I don’t try”.

So, first: celery! I’ve never grown celery before, and I have no idea how long it takes to be ready to be harvested.

 

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For now, it’s just resting in a little bit of water. It should grow roots within a couple of days, and I will be able to plant it. I’ll keep you posted, in case you’d be interested to test this too!

Second, garlic! I loooove garlic. I had thought about growing my own, but for some reason, I just never tried before… And it seems so easy to grow. You just have to take a garlic bulb…

 

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Separate the cloves, and plant them in the soil.

 

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And then cover them with about an inch and a half of more soil…  Again, I’ll keep you posted with this experiment, when something shoots out of the soil.

Talking about experimenting… I’m used to growing tomatoes, but I usually do it using dry seeds. I just found out that I don’t have these anymore, and I am not going anywhere to buy some… So, I am trying to start my tomato plant with actual tomato slices…

 

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I’m keeping my fingers crossed with this one… Not quite sure how it’ll turn up.

Then, my usual…

 

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In this tray, I have lettuce, chili peppers (”super chili peppers”, according to the seed package), thyme and rosemary.

Add to that the basil, coriander, mint and chives plants I ordered from our grocerie store (I know, that’s cheating a bit… ). If everything grows as expected, I should have a very green balcony in no time!

So, how about you? Do you like gardening? Do you grow anything at home too?

 

12 thoughts on “Green thumb…

    1. That’s funny… I’m the exact opposite. I manage to keep veggies and herbs alive, but I kill flower plants almost every time I get one. Different people, different skills I guess 😉

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    1. Hahaha, I am cheating a bit… I’m starting my garden indoors, and when it’ll be warm enough, I’ll move everthing to the balcony! The celery is already growing a bit, but no news regarding the garlic and tomatoes so far… I really hope the garlic works out though! I’d love to be garlic-independant 😛

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      1. Garlic takes about 9 months to develop a full bulb. It is planted in the fall about six weeks before the frost then begins growing again in the spring. In Michigan when we plant in mid October it is ready to harvest in Mid July. I understand that if it doesn’t have the cold winter temperatures it will not split into cloves but will be more like an onion. If it does sprout and you don’t want to wait 9 month to harvest the greens when young are delicious – they taste just like garlic when raw but lose their flavor when cooked.
        Happy gardening.

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