Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just an update on the gardening venture...
My Oregano, which I started from seed, is actually starting to show itself

My cilantro, after the initial plant being picked over, started to grow this weirdness. The lower leaves are the normal cilantro type leaves but this stuff on top is just strange.

Mmmmmm...chives! Flourishing - yay!

And rosemary is doing quite well, I think some Gouda and Garlic stuffed rosemary chicken is in order!

My tomato plants (I now have 2) are also doing quite well. Unfortunately I have no current pics but the first plant is about chest height now with lots of flower, just no actual tomatoes yet. My pepper plants are getting taller but are also getting eaten by little buggies. I've been using this spray from Scott's EcoSense line that is called "Insecticidal Soap". It's slowing the bugs down but not actually keeping them away. I'm gonna have to figure something else out for that.
If anybody has any suggestions on how to get rid of the little pests in nontoxic way leave a comment please.


muralimanohar said...

Errr....should I? Shouldn't I?? Well, I will...when I was very little, and my mom was visiting our friends, all the women cooking for a huge party...in marches the man of the house, with a grim look on his face, not a word. Marches to the blender, dumps a load of dead bugs into it with water, and hits liquify. Dead silence in the kitchen. Marches back out, and sprays that concoction all over his veggie garden. Apparently, the bugs didn't touch those plants for the rest of the season. I didn't ask if anything during that meal was made with the blender. :p

muralimanohar said...

Oh, and I think your cilantro is going to seed. AKA, dying. Sorry. lol

Sasparilla Sue said...

Ewwwwww!!!! I think I'll leave that as a last resort.
Yeah, my poor cilantro, I bought 2 and one died 2 days after I brought them home and this second one, well, at least I got to actually use some of it. I guess I'm destined to buy it at the store.

Serena said...

Hello, cilantro/coriander is usually a very short lived plant, it does go to seed quickly.. you could keep in in and then harvest the seeds for later on. The trick with coriander (sorry, I'm an Aussie so that's what it's known to me) is to plant seeds on a regular basis, ie some every two weeks, so that you can have a decent longer harvest given the fact it goes to seed so quickly.