Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My window garden, day 1 - I buy plants

I'm finally getting ready to really start my window garden going. Those who have been over this winter know that I've had two relatively gigantic rocoto pepper plants in my window since last fall, and they are still producing peppers... I'm not sure what's pollinating them, but hey, I'm not going to look a stupidly hot gift pepper in the mouth. (Seriously, these are habanero hot). You can see three of the larger new peppers in the pic, and at least 5 of the little bitty baby ones (and a couple of flowers)

There are many times I want other fresh herbs tho, so, I'm going to add a container or two. Today I bought some new plants from :

  • Purple sage - just like regular sage, only purple and less likely to bolt
  • Trailing rosemary - I'm really excited about this one, hopefully I can keep it alive. It does fine in dry conditions and sun and cold, so i think it might work out (note, last time I had rosemary it died... not enough water. Sigh). Having this drape down the wall would be awesome!
  • Candymint - a extra-sweet version of peppermint. I'm thinking ice cream!!
  • Provence lavender - I'm excited to have some fresh lavender around. The sage, rosemary, and lavender all have similar water needs, so I'm thinking a large pot for all of them...
  • Chives - You know 'em, you love 'em, and they are nigh impossible to kill. Love container chives.
  • Pistou basil - the only annual on the list; a very small container Basil. It'll either work or not.
So, now I must procure some more containers and wait patiently. And dream of the lemon tree I'm going to grow in here one of these days.

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