I just love seeing things grow, that’s why I haven’t picked any leaves off the lettuce I transplanted and brought in the house back in late October.
Here is one of the three trays I planted.† I gave one to my mother-in-law.
Some of the leaves have gotten pretty big.
This was a lettuce mix I got at Jewel Foods and there are a few different varieties.† There’s the one above, which seems to be the fastest grower and these…
I’m also, as an experiment, trying to over-winter the herbs.
Nah.† I didn’t really grow thyme, but it would have been musical.† Remember that Simon & Garfunkle song?
“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme”
I did grow† parsley, sage, rosemary and chives, though, and that has a musical ring to it.
The sage and the parsley look a little droopy, and you can see I haven’t even properly potted two of them.† My goal is to keep the roots going even if the top growth suffers.† I want to see if they’ll perk up when they get back outside in the ground.†
I took cuttings from the rosemary and sage (they’re too sad looking for pictures right now).† If they root I’ll post pics later.
I even broke down and bought a package of that expensive pre-packaged organic mint from Jewel Foods because I learned of the joy of Mojitos.
My Mojito didn’t look quite as pretty as the photo, but it tasted pretty good.
**caution – excessive consumption of Mojitos can lead to prolonged feelings of euphoria.
Just as another experiment, I’m trying to root some of the stems.
In the summer I’ll just use some of the runners from my neighbor’s yard that find their way onto my side of the fence.† Free plants…always a good thing.