Growing Food

My Apartment Garden: Zucchini is King of the Seedlings

Time for another apartment garden update! Now that it’s definitely Spring and they’re all grown up, I moved my arugula and thyme to their new home on the balcony. Last Sunday I went to the farmers market and got some new additions to the garden: a new rosemary plant (the last one didn’t make it), basil, and a pot of daisies.

Is arugula supposed to grow this slowly? C’mon, guys. I need you to be salad size. So I can eat you. Maybe I need bigger pots for them.

Here’s basil photo-bombing the thyme and rosemary. Mmmm love fresh herbs.

I’ve kinda been on a Bones binge (underrated show), and now I can’t help but associate the word “daisy” with that super annoying character. Ugh. Anyway, these daisies are absolutely beautiful but I’ve had absolutely NO luck with the first two potted flowers I got. I have no idea how to take care of them. Any ideas, people?

Now for the indoor seedlings. At first I thought I’d skip the whole seed-buying when I decided to start growing food. I knew I wouldn’t be planting that many anyway, so I might as well let someone else do the work and just buy seedlings. But let me tell you it’s true what they say–starting from a seed is so much more rewarding. I get so excited when something green pops up one day where there used to be nothing. My strawberry seedling is still looking alive and well, but why so small? Maybe it’s time to move her to the Earthbox. I also started my tomato and zucchini since summer will be here soon and WOAH. They grew fast. Especially the zucchini. I mean it makes sense ’cause the seed was huge, but literally, in two days it was like BAM, here I am! (rock you like a hurricane…) King of the Seedlings.

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4 thoughts on “My Apartment Garden: Zucchini is King of the Seedlings

  1. Nice start on your garden! My hubby’s got lots of herbs growing, but hasn’t had luck with potted vegetables, partly they didn’t grow well but also it’s hard to produce enough to be meaningful (2 cherry tomatoes, woohoo!). Maybe we should try zucchini, that’s known to be a prolific plant. Hope you have some zucchini bread recipes!

    • Yeah I know what you mean. I have a feeling I’ll end up with 3 strawberries and like 8 arugula leaves, hah! But I do have high hopes for the zuchinni!

  2. Strawberries are hellish to grow. Tried so many times here and the UK, massive fail. Tomatoes should be awesome though – give them so special food and it works a treat!

    And tip for growing plants… buy cactuses :P More seriously, look for ones that say ‘hardy’ somewhere in their description, as that is gardening speak for ‘withstand all the shit you throw at them’!

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