A Front Yard Gardener's Tales and Adventures

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sunny Day / Renee's Garden

Pretty sunny morning as the snow continues to melt. Cold frame is already at 82 degrees. The top number is the other part of the temperture gauge (the 57.9 is apparently the temperature of some cold closet in my house). Also, check out the bulbs coming up. I have no idea what they are...

I got a package from Renee's Garden yesterday. In included seeds of cosmos and the spitfire nasturtiums. The nastys are a part of a garden blogger experiment, check it out --> http://grow.gardenbloggers.com/

As part of this experiment, I am encouraged to blog about my experiences, successes, and failures.From the grow.gardenbloggers.com website, the following are a few 'Ideas for topics after the 1st month: growth rate, what kinds of insects are visiting your plants, what kind of fertilizer are you using, how are you using the plant in your garden, what uses are you finding in the home and kitchen for the plants, photo essays, video reports, and an artist? show us your painting or crafts created from your plants and flowers.'

I'll volunteer Julia to tackle a few of those topics. I have only just begun to brainstorm about different ways I can experiment with seeds. (Obligatory end of blog post questioning) Do yoooouuu have any ideas?!


  1. Well, the bulb looks tulipy, so that's exciting!

    I think I do want to grow some of these nasturtiums climbing up corn (a new take on Three Sisters?!). I have a two-foot-tall stalk on my windowsill right now, but it needs a bigger pot before it'll get larger. I just don't have anything for it right now... :(

  2. Hmm... that's a cool idea. I'm going to have a lot of tomato cages near where I will grow a few nastys. Perhaps I could train them to go around the cages. Nastys and tomatoes are good companion plants, so it would make sense.

  3. Playing catchup with the posts from March. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for starting early.

    Don't forget about this Sunday's post. Can't wait to see your progress.