Fun with Seedlings

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I had a full summer in my place last year, so I had some time to try my hand at gardening.  I learned a few things, including the benefits of watering plants at night (do it) and that I’m terrible at growing roma tomatoes (I have no idea why).  Most exciting though was learning what I could grow and benefit from on a daily basis, like summer salad add-ons, like mint, basil and cherry tomatoes.

All well and good.  But this time I’m venturing a bit further into veggies, in addition to planting some classic potato vines and impatiens.  I picked today of all days to do so…not ideal given I leave for a 2 weeks in exactly 3 hours.  (I’ve have always done my best work under pressure).  Here’s what I opted for (UPDATED to reflect 2 weeks of growth).  Note the handy watering “picks” I found on Amazon; you just screw them to the top of a used soda bottle.  Or in my case…sacrificial tonic:

Before:

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Radish plantings from seed

After:

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Radish plantings from seed

Before:

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Mixed impatiens

After:

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Mixed impatiens

Before:

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Cherry tomato seedlings

After:

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Cherry tomato seedlings

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First tomato of the season

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