Apartment Garden | April

Apartment Garden | April

Hello my friends! Is it seriously April already? Time is flying by–seem’s like just yesterday the plants were little babies! Spring came early this year. The cherry blossoms have come and are almost gone…and I did’t make it out to see them. Next year, I suppose. Our little garden is trucking along happily. Above you can see the bell peppers–I’m by far most proud of these guys. They are just so strong, healthy, and vibrant looking! Their leaves are huge, stems are thick…they look great. I transitioned all of the plants full time to our enclosed patio area, so they are getting lots of natural sunlight every day. We water them ~every other day, especially after I noticed that they grew the best the weekend we were away and didn’t water them at all for 4 days…unclear why this was good for them, but I am learning. 

cilantro!

cilantro!

The thing I think is really cool is that while all of them had pretty similar looking first leaves, the second set of leaves actually look like what the typical plant leaves are. I had no idea that would be the case. You can really see it with the cilantro since that has such a distinctive type of leaf. The basil you can see it for sure when you are up close–not sure if you can tell in this photo though.

basil

basil

It may be time to plant some more basil seeds. These guys are not growing too quickly!

eggplant

eggplant

Our eggplant seems to be doing pretty well, not growing super fast but doesn’t seem to be stalled out either. We will see how big these guys get!

succulent mamas

succulent mamas

Ahh, and finally the succulents. So easy, so beautiful. Did I tell you that these all started from ONE succulent plant I bought at a Baltimore farmer’s market? The big mama is the one above in the upper left–every single other succulent you see has come from that original! It is pretty cool how much they propagate. I love these because they are so low maintenance and peaceful to look at. I may start giving some of the babies away as gifts if I can find cute containers to put them in!

succulent babies

succulent babies

Oh, and here’s a picture of a beautiful rainbow I saw out of my apartment window last night. Isn’t it wonderful? Rain cleanses.

Rainbow

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