The bush beans squeezed out a few more green beans, because I just couldn't bring myself to pull the three remaining ratty plants that still had some blossoms left last week. Maybe next week.
The cucumber plants gave us only one cucumber this week, but I spotted several baby cucumbers on the plants, so hopefully we can get more cukes in a week or two.
Although our harvest was pretty dismal this week, our plants are growing really well in the indoor grow box.
Indoor Grow Box Overview 8/8/10
On the top shelf, we have basil, cayenne peppers, jelly bean tomatoes, and some cilantro (started just last week). When I started the pepper and tomato seeds in the grow box about a month ago, it was just an experiment to see how well the grow box would work to germinate seeds. But they have been growing so well that I'm starting to wonder if we might get lucky and actually get some peppers and tomatoes out of them this year. We transplanted a few of the seedlings outdoors, just to give them the best chance to grow during the rest of this season. The remaining plants, we'll keep inside the grow box for as long as we can and see what happens. I just spotted what look like tiny pepper blossoms starting to appear, so yeah, I'm totally getting my hopes up!
Are these really the beginnings of pepper blossoms?
In the middle, we have nasturtium and several different kinds of cut-and-come-again lettuce, including arugula. Would you like to see the difference between indoor and outdoor nasturtium?
Nasturtium in the back; the rest are lettuce and arugula
On the bottom shelf, we have some more experimental seeds, a new flat of spinach seeds (not yet germinated), and a few rosemary seedlings with a serious growth problem. Okay, I know it's not fair to compare rosemary with fast growing annuals like cucumbers or green beans. I did read that rosemary is hard to germinate from seed, and very slow to grow; but I had no idea that it would be this slow! These seeds were sown in May, so they've been growing for almost three months now, and their heights range from 1/4 inch to barely an inch. They are really testing my patience, but hopefully I'm more stubborn than they are. Eventually, I really would like to have a rosemary bush (or even several) that I could point to and say, "I grew that from seed!"
Three Month Old Rosemary Seedlings
Happy Harvest Monday celebration continues over at Daphne's Harvest Monday.