|Brynwood Needleworks - Guardian of My Container Garden|
While I'm confident in my needle skills, I've never considered myself to be a gardener. It's not that I don't want to be a gardener. It's more like...well...stuff dies on my watch.
My forte' is the whole category of "succulents". They thrive on my neglect. In fact, I have a jade plant that came from a hedgerow in my brother's yard in LA about thirty years ago. Florida's rainy season tried to kill it, but I managed to save a piece of it, which still lives in a sheltered, protected pot.
|Brynwood Needleworks - Container Garden Lettuce and Celery|
Nevertheless, I don't give up. Isn't life like that? "If at first, you don't succeed..." Yup. That's me.
You've read before about a little trick I learned. Tag wrote about rooting the "cut offs" from store-bought vegetables HERE. It really works!
|Brynwood Needleworks - My Little Container Garden|
In addition to my newly-rooted celery and romaine lettuce, I also have chives (a childhood fave of our elder son), basil and one "Heartbreaker" (heart shaped) cherry tomato plant. I want to add mint and cilantro next.
I must be doing something right these days. We've had multiple harvests from the Heartbreaker to add to our salads, and there's nothing quite like the flavor of fresh basil on our pizza and sandwiches. All in all, I'm getting the feeling I might be able to do this. At the very least, I'm going to need a bigger table for my pots!