They Grow Up So Fast

Move the first round of seedlings into peat containers today, aka kindergarten for plants:

This is all okra and butternut squash. Broccoli is already planted. Tomatoes are still too wee to move to peat containers. May put in a run of green beans and peas in in the next few days and roll the dice on frost. Screw it, the seeds are only a buck.

26 replies
  1. 1
    Ohio Mom says:

    They’re adorable.

  2. 2
    MazeDancer says:

    Wait til the New Moon. Since, the moon is waning right now. Not a good time to plant seeds.

  3. 3
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Ohio Mom: That’s exactly what I was thinking! Adorable.

    On the topic of gardening, have you considered mint, Cole? I found it really adds a nice flavor to mixed green salads (in tiny additions) – great balance to radicchio, for example, and of course tea is obvious.

  4. 4
    piratedan says:

    let us know if you need help with naming them…..

  5. 5

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho:

    have you considered mint, Cole?

    ISTR he was on a big homemade ice cream kick last year, and I can vouch that mint ice cream made with real mint is a completely different beast from the commercial version. I actually make frozen yogurt rather than ice cream, but the basic point is there. It’s absolutely fabulous.

  6. 6
    Amir Khalid says:

    Very nice! I hope they grow into a bountiful harvest.

    Also too, because pedants gotta pedant:
    The [what] grow up so fast?

  7. 7
    zhena gogolia says:

    A robin built a nest right outside our living room window in a big rhododendron. We watched her build it all day Saturday. I haven’t seen her lately so I hope she hasn’t abandoned it. It’s quite a beautiful thing.

  8. 8
    NotMax says:

    Sure this isn’t a still photo from a home version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers?


  9. 9

    @Roger Moore: What icecream maker do you use?

  10. 10
    Jeffro says:

    You know they sell all of that shit at the grocery store, right?

  11. 11
    NotMax says:

    @Roger Moore

    It’s absolutely fabulous.

    Other than the taste of mint.


    /distinct minority

  12. 12
    Jerzy Russian says:


    Wait til the New Moon. Since, the moon is waning right now. Not a good time to plant seeds.

    Why does the phase of the Moon matter here?

  13. 13
    hotshoe says:

    Farmer’s Market opens for the year this coming Wednesday. I know the woman who will be running the booth which will sell tomato and pepper seedlings. I’m gonna buy one, maybe two, tomatoes — which is the most I can fit into my garden space. Okay, so I won’t have the satisfaction of growing them myself from seeds. I’ll be lazy and happy!

  14. 14

    I have the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It’s not as good as one of the dedicated ice cream makers, but it’s way more practical for someone who has already devoted a big chunk of their scarce kitchen storage space to a stand mixer.

  15. 15
    Ohio Mom says:

    @NotMax: I enjoyed Jewmongus — how did you ever hear of him?

  16. 16
    NotMax says:

    Heh. Spaced out that there was a loaf baking in the super duper bread machine. As it’s corn rye bread, the slight extra firmness of the crust from residual heat after baking is not a negative, though.

    Machine was done over an hour ago. Turns out a scene I was watching on the TV right at that time took place at a hospital emergency entrance and I mistakenly thought the beep beep beep I heard was the sound of ambulances backing up.

  17. 17
    NotMax says:

    @Ohio Mom

    Random poking around the web.

  18. 18

    @Roger Moore: Twice my dedicated Cuisinart ice-cream maker has broken down. I have had more luck with the old school rock salt and ice ones.

    ETA: I am still recovering from a nasty flu and cold. I am planning to make mango kulfi next. It doesn’t need an ice-cream maker

  19. 19
    MazeDancer says:

    @Jerzy Russian:

    Seeds don’t sprout as well when planted under a waning moon.

    Not just my Santa Fe-esque woo-woo opinion. Gazillion of years of wisdom, not to be ignored.

    Maybe its like gravity and tides. Don’t know.

  20. 20
    Just One More Canuck says:

    Too close to the house

  21. 21
    Ohio Mom says:

    @NotMax: Isn’t that how we always find the weirdest/most interesting/most moving stuff?

    I found a terrific poem the other day, just bouncing around, and I usually do not have patience for poetry.

  22. 22
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Ohio Mom: Jewmongus is wonderful indeed. TYVM NotMax.

  23. 23
    Gretchen says:

    I saw okra at the nursery today and wondered why anybody would want to grow okra? I’m on board with the butternut squash, though.

  24. 24
    Ohio Mom says:

    @Gretchen: Okra is good deep fried. Though that kind of frying is a production. Which goes back to your question, Why grow okra?

    Many, many years ago you could get fried okra as a side at KFC, and there was a KFC where I transferred buses. It was a great quick snack.

  25. 25
    Pete Downunder says:

    Mint is great but plant it in a pot or it will take over – first your garden then the world.

  26. 26
    Emerald says:

    I planted mint a few years ago when I was potting up herbs, and I was really surprised at how often I used it. And yeah, it’s hard to kill.

Comments are closed.