Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celery, Ginger, and Tomato Starts for Winter.


Yesterday, while Michael did schoolwork,

I bore refreshment to the parched grass around the house, via a battered hose and less-than-efficient sprinkler.

I have also been wanting to start ginger roots for the longest time. When I went to to juice my morning beverage, consisting of 3 apples, 2 lemons, a head of celery, and head of dark leafy greens, and a chunk of ginger root, the opportunity presented itself perfectly.

Look at this piece of ginger root, just begging to grow.

Being a little short on posh pots, I grabbed some plastic cups and gave them place of their own, to grow, to nurture, to be beautiful.

After I marked the cups and covered them, they went right next to my lemon seeds, in the sunny kitchen window.

Now, I had some celery. I have tried on a couple of occasions to grow celery from seed. I knew it would be a failure, but I wanted the learning experience to at least get to know it a little. This time I'm also trying something I've wanted to do for a while; grow them from a base which came from the store.

They may have been in the fridge too long, so these were not the best subjects for the test. But if they don't work out, more heads will be coming along.

I am also going to give growing tomatoes indoors, over the winter, a shot. I pinched some cuttings from a variety of plants in the garden last week. I would like to have renewable tomato plants each year, rather than having to buy new ones all the time.

I realize the biggest drawback will be the lack of heat, but even if I don't get fruit from them, I will have plants from which to take cuttings and starts for next spring. These are Roma, yellow pear, and cherry.

It's just about time to take the fig cuttings out of the fridge. So a trip to town to pick up a bag of potting soil is in the works today.

With Yom Teruah (Rosh Ha'Shannah), a birthday party, Bible study, and errands to do this afternoon and evening, we have got our hands full getting all our ducks in a row this morning.

If you are interested in hearing about the Lord's festival of Rosh Ha'Shannah, try this link.

Someone think of a tagline for me while I scurry off to get the house in sparkling order!




  1. Faith, Good luck with the winter crop of "indoor" tomato's..keep us posted on their progress...

  2. I'll be interested, too, in seeing how your indoor plants come out. I like to keep as many of my annual flower pots limping along in the winter to save me a little in the spring. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to!

  3. Gramma, so glad you stopped by. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a glass room on the south side of our homes, so we can pull everything in for the winter? This will do for now. :o)



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