I like my large 2 1/2' to 3' rosemary plants in large clay pots on the patio. I purchased my last few rosemary plants from the produce section of a grocery store at $2.99 or so each. This is too expensive to keep doing, so I decided to try to grow my own rosemary plants from cuttings because I realized this is how nursery rosemary plats are grown - from cuttings not from seeds. I do have a packet of rosemary seeds and intend to sprout them at some point in the future.
I took several 3-4" Read more [...]
This is one of the 2 - 3rd year figs that I planted in the ground. It is a big step for the little fig babies. They can no longer stay in a warmish store room during the winter. Hopefully it will grow a strong root base to allow it to survive the winter. It might possibly freeze to the ground this winter, hopefully not. It is planted in red clay, under a couple of 60' pines, at the woods edge. The other fig is planted about 15' further back, to the left and a bit further into the woods Read more [...]
My baby cactus patiently waiting on the porch for the arrival of the greenhouse.
Many of the little cactus were started from seed. It ain't easy, but some of the seeds do survive and grow. Most of the tiny cactus are started from cuttings and pieces of larger cactus. These guys can't take all day full sun. Where they are now, they get late afternoon soon. They seem to be OK with that. Read more [...]
I bought this Stevia plant last spring. It grew well last season. I trimmed it down last fall and was able to keep it in the store room during the winter. It didn't get bright light, but it didn't freeze either. This sprint it really re-sprouted and this is how it looks now. Lots of stems.
It wilts too easily in the sun so I suspect that it is root bound. I am going to plant it in a bigger pot. For now, I am not going to put it in the ground because it will freeze - probably to death.
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This is the 2nd season that I have had this Gogi Berry. I am very pleased that it made it thru it's first season. I put the pot in our pantry where it kept from freezing but didn't have great lighting.
I know that this plant is somewhat happy because it has popped up several straight shoots. You can see one clearly on the very left side. I intend to propagate this plant, but not for a few years.
(General garden note: I put pine bark between my raised beds. Some are big chunks. Read more [...]
This is a 3rd year fig. It is planted in the ground and is growing great.
These 2 two figs are also 2nd year figs. All 4 of my 2nd year figs have long trunks with leaves at the top. All 4 of my 2nd year figs are in yellow-green pots. Some of these figs are trying to sprout leaves at the bottom.
The 2 tall fig trees on the left - they are in the yellow-green pots, have long trunks with bushy leaves at top. I picked most of the figs off of these 2nd year fig trees - I want all of the plant's Read more [...]
I collect little cactus – and propagate them from both seeds and cuttings. Here are a couple of my medium sized cactus:
In the left side background is a disaster of a cactus that I need to cut up and root several sections – that one deformed cactus will become about 5 more littler cactus.
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These figs are in their first year. I took the cuttings in January of this year. Since we were in the process of moving, I wasn't able to take good care of them and shelter them in the greenhouse, thus only a few cuttings made it.
As you can see, I just stick the cuttings in a sandwich zip bag of moist peat moss. Some of these have quite a root system. I have since potted them in nursery pots and potting soil. Read more [...]