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STEVIA!!
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[livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire and I worked some more in the garden tonight. Transplanted our watermelon and butternut squash plants into huge pots, transplanted the Greek oregano, the lemon thyme, and orange mint into their pots.

We have strawberry plants! A couple of them have some little green strawberries already. Tomorrow we're hoping to plant some sage in the top of the strawberry pot.

We also have a new stevia plant. In the fall, we'll be harvesting the leaves, and will probably have cuttings for anyone who wants a plant of their own.

The apricot tree looks like it's going to have a nice crop soon. The fruit isn't quite ripe yet, but there's a LOT!

Our Asian plum bushes seem to have quite a few plums, but I have no idea what color they're going to be when they're ripe.

The little peach tree has a lot more peaches than we expected a spindly little thing to produce. [livejournal.com profile] nexushoratio bought a stake to help support the trunk because we're afraid that the peaches are going to overburden the tree and knock it over.

The lemon and orange trees are still exploding.

We have an "accidental" sunflower, probably 8 feet tall. Two years ago, the property owners grew sunflowers in their garden. This last October, the area where their garden used to be was dug up so they could build the garage behind our house. Apparently the digging helped to make optimal growing conditions for some remaining sunflower seeds in the soil. Because the construction area was fenced off, the lawn was never mown in that spot, so the sunflower grew tall and strong. It looks like it may have up to seven heads on it, and one's about to open!

So, let's see...

Sunflowers, watermelons, butternut squash, lemon & pickling cucumbers, apricots, possible peaches, plums, lemons, juice oranges, tomatoes, red bell peppers, strawberries, thyme, Greek oregano, orange mint, stevia, maybe some sage, and some lettuces (if we can get them to grow... they're a little sunburned).

Also have some basil, chives, parsley, and nasturtiums sprouting in little seedling pots.

Wow! I didn't realize we had so many plants!
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[livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire and I just got back from getting some plants and supplies for our garden. We bought:

  • pineapple mint
  • a terra cotta pot for the mint (since we don't want it to overtake the yard)
  • Cherokee Purple tomatoes (a pinkish-purplish heirloom variety, comparable to Brandywine)
  • Black Krim tomatoes (brownish purple heirloom)
  • Sweet 100 tomatoes (because I like them)
  • lemon cucumbers (yellow globe-shaped cucumbers)
  • Bravo pickling cucumbers (although the lemon cucumbers also pickle well, these are the standard green ones)
  • lemon thyme
  • mixed leaf lettuces (I don't know which lettuces exactly, but we saw some green and red leaf varieties in there)
  • purple petunias
  • variegated oregano
  • seeds for Dwarf Jewel Blend nasturtiums and Moonflowers
  • neem spray (non-harmful spray for the roses to get rid of the rust mold)
  • E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start
  • GreenAll organic soil booster (to mix with the Sure Start, our own compost, and some of the native soil)
  • pruning shears (the ones we have are to small for the rose bushes)
  • a good all-purpose gardening tool


  • We intentionally didn't get any zucchini because we know too many people who have zucchini plants. ;) We also didn't get any basil plants for the very same reason.

    (Yes, we know lots of people with tomatoes, but we wanted these tomatoes!)
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    I'm a good plant mommy today. I watered all of the plants & finally transplanted the basil and the rosemary into bigger pots. I'm still a little concerned about the basil plant though; I think I might have accidently severed some roots during transplanting. :(

    I wonder how difficult it would be to do cuttings from the plants to put into different pots. I haven't a clue how to do it.

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