April 4, 2008 at 3:55 pm 2 comments

Just pictures of plants, pretty much!

These are my seeds. And the chilli plant. (Not pictured, scraps for the compost heap.)

This is the parsley that’s been growing on my kitchen work surface. It’s by far the most appetising thing I’ve grown from seed yet!

Note the last ever plastic milk bottle to be seen in my kitchen. Got proper old-fashioned ones now, please rinse and return…. (Not pictured, huge pile of washing up.)

These are the garlic cloves I just shoved in a spare pot. They seem to have shot up. Weird.
Note the tasteful pot. Classy, me!

These are my blueberry plants which arrived this morning.

Look what I got off Freecycle! A window box! From a lovely, lovely man who had a friendly dog and a garden that gave me a glimpse of what mine could be like if I was allowed to do anything exciting with it. Productive and attractive, with lots of bird feeders. *dreams*

He also gave me lots and lots of small plastic pots, which I’m going to start some other things off in. Except I haven’t got a round tuit yet.

The window box is planted up with valerian (smelly insomnia tea), salad burnet and soapwort. I anticipate the soapwort with glee. It sounds intriguing.

Also non-plant pictures:
my cushion, my latest attempt at yoghurt (which has actually turned into something other than milk, but I think it might be ricotta) and the lime schnapps I’ve started, after finding this wonderful website: I want to do almond schnapps now. Mmm. Need cheap vodka. Trip to France, anyone? =)


Entry filed under: crafts, homebrewing, victory garden, yoghurt.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. N. & J.  |  April 4, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    The seedlings look good! I thought all mine were going to be a bust but then the spinach popped their little sprouts out this morning.


  • 2. Hamster  |  April 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Oh, good! Still waiting for mine to do that…


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