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Stuff What Grows May 27, 2007

Posted by merp in Champaign-Urbana, Food, Gardening.
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As promised, here’s a peak at what’s growing around here….

Putting aside the unpacking and organizing, I did a lot of planting the first week after we moved in. If you’re going to garden at all, mid-May is the latest you can start!

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Pansies and some kind of daisy-like thing from the Farmer’s Market.

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Ancho and Mulatto Isleno peppers (which turn out to be basically the same thing) from the Common Ground plant sale.

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Thai, sweet, and spicy globe basil from the C-U Herb Society sale. (Some of this already went into aforementioned pho.)

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My first strawberry pot. (Of lower pedigree than the others – Joann and Home Depot.)

I also planted 5 tomato plants (Green Zebra, Brandywine and Purple Russian), lavendar, rosemary, marjoram, dill, sweet woodruff, and one habanero pepper. Not a lot compared with past years, but will be enough.

But the house already came well planted:
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The rhubarb has since become rhubarb-strawberry-ginger preserves.

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1. Mickey - May 29, 2007

Ooh, what lovely Columbines! We have some purple ones growing randomly in our yard, but I’ve developed a weakness for all things hot pink the last several years.

Yay, strawberry pot! It looks just like ours, save that ours is empty. 😦 We planted seeds to put in it, but our sprouts died. :(( So now we’ll just plant seeds directly in it and hope they’ll be in decent shape for next year.

Yay, rhubarb! I love, love, love rhubarb…

2. Fall Is Allegedly Here « merp - October 10, 2007

[…] year, and never all day. My peppers are still ripening on the vine (the habaneros are done, but anchos and mulatto islenos are still coming […]


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