Thursday, April 23, 2009

No sunflower seeds

I haven't gotten my sunflower seeds yet for the bee counting project.  I am hoping they come soon.  We are already having 90 degree weather here in Austin.  I need to pot up my basil seedlings.  A task for this weekend.  I need to come up with some cheap pots.  I have more seeds to start so I need to get going on that project too.  Job hunting and practicing my Word and Excel skills have taken this week over.  Had one job interview.  Hope to hear back by next week.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Finally some action from the rosemary and parsley

The parsley and rosemary just started to germinate.  According to the seed packets they are about a week behind the basil and chives.  They started coming up right on time.  I got some more seeds this weekend.  They were on sale.  More herbs.  I also got a variegated lemon thyme.  My husband has been wanting one and I found it at Lowes.  I haven't planted the seeds yet.  Waiting for my basil to grow out a little so I will have room under my plant lights.  I have been enjoying other blogspot gardening blogs.  Mr. Brown Thumb always makes me chuckle.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Green and Purple Basil

Well I am getting some growth on my basil seedlings.  I have a few monarda seedings but not as good a germination rate as the basil.  I also started some purple basil.  They are so cute.  I have a few chives but no rosemary or parsley yet.  Having my seedlings is keeping me sane.  Job hunting is not fun.    Have to show some pix of my babies.  I need some better plant lights, however,  I will have to make due for the time being.  My poor babies are stretching toward the light.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gardening in Austin

I recently moved to Austin, TX quite unexpectedly.  I was planning on moving here when I sold our house in St. Louis, however, my husband fell and broke his femur and had to have surgery so I came down immediately.  

I am planning on starting some seeds today.  I went to the local gardening center and they had Thompson and Morgan seeds.  I always order from them online but had not seen their seeds at a garden center since Frank's went out of business.  Got some basil and monarda seeds.  Both require light to germinate.  I have a patio to garden in.  Hopefully I get enough light.   I had already ordered a seed starting system from Gardener's Supply.  It is made of styrofoam with a wicking system.  I have used them before and really like how my seeds turn out.  I had to compost my St. Louis seedlings before I left.  Goodbye zinnias and marigolds.  

I am looking forward to getting a house here with a sunny place to garden in.