Baby LettuceMay 8, 2008
I have teensy tiny little shoots coming up! Ever since I planted the seeds in the hanging basket on my porch, I have been peeking in there to see if anything was happening. Last night when I got home from work, there they were! Tiny little stems with tiny little leaves. I am so excited. It is crazy how much joy growing my own food is bringing me. If I had known raising veggies would be this much fun, I would have done this years ago.
My dill and rosemary seeds have not sprouted yet. No stress, the packages say 7 to 10 days and 12-15 days respectively. So, they still have plenty of time to sprout.
All my plants in the bed are doing ok. Most have put on a tiny bit of new growth. We are expecting a good bit of rain today, so they will get a good watering. I hope we do not get any hail, b/c then they may get a good beating too. 😦
One of the blogs I keep up with recommends a salad mix called Salad Leaves: Niche Oriental Mixed, but it is not lettuce, instead, it contains two kinds of mustard, two something I don’t know what, and arugula. She swears it is some of the best stuff she had ever eaten. I am intrigued. However, I want to get some success with what I have planted so far before I start ordering seeds and planting stuff all willy-nilly.
I have grand plans for what I have planted thus far. I found a great recipe for stuffed bell peppers. I have a yellow bell pepper plant in the ground. So, I’m thinking, use ground turkey or chicken for the meat, use a yellow bell instead of the more common green, and stay with the rest of the recipe. It will be a few months before I get to try it, but I will let you know how it works out.