Not much blogging has been happening here this week! If you follow me on facebook, you may have read that I had oral surgery two weeks ago – a gum graft. One of my bottom teeth needed more gum tissue, so they moved some from the roof of my mouth to the tooth on the bottom that needed it. Yes, it was a lot of fun. The good part was that it was successful. The bad part was that my immune system seems to be a little run down now, and I ended up catching a strange virus. I’ve had a pretty blah week with headaches, body aches, zero energy, and one evening of fever. So… we have done very little this week except for keeping everyone fed and clean and some basic homeschooling!
However, our plants are coming along nicely!
I’ll start with the least exciting… Our Tiny Farms are finally sporting some grass poking out of the dirt! The jury is still out on this project, but I think it is safe to say that Rye grass would definitely do better. We had to use Bermuda because we couldn’t get Rye seeds. Family Fun recommended Rye, and I think it grows faster and taller. We’ll see, though, because it’s a little early to tell. This photo is from today – 10 days after planting. The package says that the seeds take 7-21 days to germinate, so we’ll see how it looks in another few days.
The herbs and flowers have all sprouted, and the beans in the jar are amazingly big! Kind of gives new meaning to Jack and the Beanstalk…
When we planted the indoor herbs, it was interesting to compare the different types of seeds – they were totally different in size, shape, etc. I was amazed at how tiny the oregano seeds were! Now, we are enjoying observing them sprouting and growing.
To give you an idea of how fast the beans have grown, here is one on day 7:
If you want an instant gratification project, sprouting beans is the way to go! I’m not sure what we’re going to do with them now – they’re too big for their jar, but we have not have time to haul in decent soil for our outdoor garden yet. We live in an area with really poor soil – lots of clay and rocks.
Any suggestions? And what do you have growing at your house?