plants growing in pots on windowsills have a shelf life. All were doing well. They were starting to put out blossoms. And then.....they keeled over and died.
I noticed all was not well when I saw that the blossoms would start to open and then they just withered and fell to the floor. And the leaves began to curl up and fall off. And those plants standing tall sort of leaned over and gave up.
But I had fun trying to grow veggies in my window sills so it wasn't a total loss.
Oh...and my harvest? One bean. It was delicious.
So now I am cleaning out the pots and putting them away until spring. It gets too cold in the window sills in winter for plants to survive. Come April or May I will plant things that do not need blossoms to produce food, like lettuce and spinach and beets and maybe celery.
I have one pot of bell peppers that is still healthy. I will continue to care for that one just for the fun of it. Like I have said before, it takes very little to keep me entertained.
How we spent our Memorial Day weekend
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Don't feel bad our garden kind of floated away a few months ago, with heavy rain. More like drown. We have one tomato, out of 5 plants. Some bell peppers maybe, not holding my breath.ReplyDelete
Like we say in MN, There's always next year.
I don't feel bad at all, Rob...I had fun just seeing what would happen. Sorry your garden floated off, but like you say, there is always next year. :)Delete
plant lettuce, beets, and spinach now. also kale if you like it.ReplyDelete
one seed each of spinach and kale.
anything that needs to be pollinated, use a q-tip. become a bee.
deborah...Those are the kinds of things I will be planting in the spring. I have other things that need my attention now, but come spring I think a salad garden would be nice.Delete
I'm cheerleading big time for you. Good for you to give it a go.ReplyDelete
Being easily entertained is a good thing, imo. I'm the same way.
I'm gearing up for my long weekend away. Dog is in the kennel (10 acres with 2 ponds, he should be happy). Now I'm doing laundry and will pack tomorrow. I'm getting excited. SJ
SJ...This windowsill garden failed miserably, but it was fun just to see what would happen. It is that easily amused thing.Delete
Sounds like Dog will have a nice vacation. Enjoy your weekend and tell me all about it when you get back home!
I assume you don't pay your heating bill. If so, you can put plastic or bubble-wrap in the windows to make your apartment warmer.ReplyDelete
Gorges...My apartment stays warm enough in the winter. It is just plants on windowsills that don't do well then. I will just wait until spring and plant then.Delete