Tuesday, August 02, 2011

SeedGROW Project Post #3

Here we are into August already! My SeedGROW project plants are doing great, especially considering that none were started early indoors.
The 'Garden Babies' lettuce is keeping good company with this cuke....
 ...and was harvested a couple days ago for the second time this season. Very tasty, and eating a salad from home-grown lettuce is the ONLY way to fly as far as I'm concerned!
 The basil 'Italian Cameo' seems to enjoy this metal pot, even though I didn't thin the plants as much as I usually would. The plants were so pretty that I hated to disturb them....
 ....so I harvested the first group only a couple days ago. The flavor is fairly strong, and the fragrance almost reminded me of Holy basil. It tasted great in pasta though, so I'm hoping it bounces back for at least one more good cutting.
 As for the 'Summer Splash' marigolds, I can't say enough good things! Very vigorous plants (even here in part shade)....
 ....and continuous blooms!
 Every plant seems to sport a different shape....
 ....and color-all from the same packet of seeds.
 Even this late-transplanted thinning has grown bushy and commenced blooming!
This is shaping up to be the best GROW project yet!

I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds.