I finally managed to get my last two plants into sub-irrigated planters tonight, using some of that Miracle Gro Expand n’ Gro potting mix. So far, it has proven to be super-expanding while maintaining a high level of drainage. Anyway, I transplanted my cayenne pepper and Italian Oregano, both of which were showing signs of new growth since Saturday.
Since I have all of these empty starting pods just laying around now, I decided to take advantage of some of my ample window space that hasn’t been victoriously claimed by my cat, Ellie, yet. I whipped up another batch of the Expand N’ Gro, enough to fill 20 pods. In them, I will be planting Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach (13), Cilantro (4), and Baby Romaine Lettuce (3).
I have no idea how viable the lettuce seeds are, since the last time I planted them was in the summer of 2009. I had really great success with four of the five that I started, that summer. I grew the plants in a gutter that I purchased on the cheap at Ace Hardware.
The package claimed the plants would reach 8 inches, but I mentally recall that they were taller than that…
Tomorrow, I am going to start the two packs of beans that I’ve had laying around for two years now. I am also hoping to start seeing the hops rhizomes poke through the soil. I briefly read an article on people’s failures with hops, and it has made me paranoid.