Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rosemary in the Desert

“We have a sprout!”

I repeat, “We have a sprout!”

I have to say I was very surprised last night when I looked into my little homemade germinator and saw one of my rosemary seeds had sprouted. This is exciting and at the same time a bit scary as this is where I failed last time.

For anyone who has just joined my little blog let me get you up to speed here: I have decided to make my blog an interactive learning project where we can all pool our knowledge together and grow a variety of plants in impossible places. We will also work on gardening techniques, hydro-ponics, container gardening, etc. the list goes on. It is my belief that we have to begin growing more of our food at a local level and in our homes and yards when possible because eventually fuel prices will make many things unaffordable, especially fresh produce. So let’s help each other get there.

So for right now I am trying to grow rosemary in my condo in the desert….in July. It’s 110 F outside and on my last attempt I got the seeds to sprout and then this burning desert air fried eem!! However, I am bound and determined to grow rosemary in the desert, and I NEED HELP so I have decided to try and enlist the aid of as many gardening enthusiasts as possible. Please feel free to jump right in and post a comment and lend an idea…all are welcome.

Anyhow, here we are at day 15 and last night I had a sprout. As of today the little feller is alive and well but it’s scaring me how fast he’s growing. I’m pretty sure I bought weed free potting soil so I am certain its rosemary.

What I need to know now is how long I should wait before transplanting and should the plants remain inside or outside. What is a good organic fertilizer and any other advice you all feel like giving. So until Thursday, have a great week and I’ll leave you with a picture of our new little sprout! Have a Great Day! Scott

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