Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tomato, pepper, summer squash starts

The tomato, summer squash and pepper starts were screaming to be transplanted and fertilized. The ichiban eggplant seeds still did not germinate but I read somewhere that seeds saved from ichiban eggplants don't do well. So maybe it wasn't me. Whatever the reason, I bought a starter plant so I will have eggplants this year.
Supersweet 100, Cherokee purple, Pink Champion, summer squash, Chinese giant pepper starts
The rosemary flowered beautiful, but now the flowers have gone and the plant isn't doing so good. It is turning slightly yellow and it just looks brittle overall. I need to do some research to see if I should cut back some of the branches - perhaps to promote new growth.
Not so happy rosemary
On a completely different note, I have been obsessed with reading and watching videos about urban farming/urban homesteading. I'm really itching to have a backyard. For now I will continue to live vicariously through other people's blogs and videos. I found some great series of videos called "Grow" from Whole Foods youtube channel. I don't know about keeping livestock, but I love the idea of having a lush backyard with whole bunch of vegetables and fruits. I almost went out to get a blueberry plant, but I know, I just don't have space. Boo hoo!


  1. Hooray for your starts. Sorry about the eggplant. Was it a hybrid? I believe seeds saved from those won't grow. Just a little note. Some blueberry plants do well in pots. I don't want to be an enabler or anything but just a thought. =0)

  2. I am having the same difficulty with my eggplant seeds. I may have to go out and buy some plants so that I can have at least a little in the garden this year.

    On the blueberry note, like Holly said, many people choose to grow them in containers just because it is easier to maintain the soil acidity level that they need to grow. It looks to me like there is just enough room for a potted plant right next to your rosemary... :D

    1. Ok, I'm getting more convinced...I will look for blueberry plant this weekend and evaluate.