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Stuff What Grows May 27, 2007

Posted by merp in Champaign-Urbana, Food, Gardening.

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!

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

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

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

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:



The rhubarb has since become rhubarb-strawberry-ginger preserves.


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

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