I'm up to container # 25, with only one being planted with two different seeds (both lupines, so if they crawl around it won't matter!).
In containers 15-26 I planted (continuing on from the last one the other day, #15)
15. anise hyssop
16. golden lemon balm (lemon balm with golden leaves! rareseeds.com)
17. violas, Johnny Jump-up
18. Swiss chard
19. lamb's ears
20. lettuce, Rocky Top mix
21. red plains coreopsis
22. blue vervain
23. firecracker penstemon
24. red hot pokers (torch lily, orange and purple variety)
25. Rocky Mountain bee plant
26. allium oreophilum
Just a few other things to note.
1 - the Duck brand of duct tape is worthless! The kind from the Dollar Tree is much better. The Duck has trouble holding a measly little Christmas light wire to the wall, and absolutely won't stick to milk jugs.
2 - that potting soil I bought isn't very good. I know it wasn't the best, but the "perlite" it is said to contain is invisible. You should be able to see the perlite. It did however contain small pieces of thin plastic (like bag plastic), and I think a piece of measurable Styrofoam! They are also old, as the soil is caked together. Good thing once the seeds germinate they won't be in the jugs long!
The parsley Winter Sown last year is looking great. A biennial, it will flower, seed, and die this coming season.
I've got not one, but four yellow yarrow starts from broken pieces! Here's two... I'll be sorry when my perennials do so well I don't need to start seeds or buy anything new!
I transplanted one of the front yard sea thrifts into the new herb bed. I plan on removing all the small plants out front, and am testing how they do after a few years growing in front.
And, something I found humorous... this sign taped to an outdoor trash can in front of a Goodwill store. At least, I think it's humorous. It begs a few questions. Is there a big problem with people dumping cat litter? Why would an irresponsible cat owner drive their dirty litter to a trash can, rather than dump it on the roadside? (I find irresponsible cat owners don't have cat boxes in the first place, they let their cats use my front yard.) And, if one is dumping cat litter, is the sign really going to stop them? Are the trash cans unlined? Because if they are lined, who'd know there was cat litter? And, if they aren't lined... ewww.
On that note, since I suppose I won't "see" you until
I'll wish you a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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