I love watching things grow.
This is a bean plant. My theory is it doesn't hurt to try to grow beans in my apartment. We get awesome light almost all day long.
I also planted three cherry tomato plants. The two of those that have poked through the soil are so thin, I couldn't get a good picture of them.
I used a plastic container that once held salad, made it a green house by keeping the top on to trap the water. I placed tooth picks near where I put the seeds.
It's so lovely to see them sprouting.
I am guessing that at some point I would need to transplant each plant to a larger, deeper container. I don't know though- if I leave it in a shallow container, will it have a smaller plant?
I also bought some potted herbs. We got garlic chives, dill, and oregano.
And lastly, I couldn't help but get an Aloe plant. They're hard to kill. I am going to get a bigger pot to put it in.
Spring and early summer are when I most want a yard to plant things in. I would love to grow strawberries and cucumbers, Eggplant would be neat. I love the smell of mint growing, though I rarely use it in cooking. Watermelons would be the coolest...
If we didn't have cats, I would have something growing on every window shelf we have (small things- obviously watermelons would be left for the professionals with yards). As it is, the kitchen it is the only place in the apartment where I have managed to discourage the cats from jumping on to counters /window sills. So for now I must be content to grow that which fits on my kitchen window sill.
This morning when I looked at my two bean plants (the third seed doesn't seem to be interested in sprouting)- one of them was free from the seed's shell and had the beginnings of a leaf unfurling. Such wonderful things, plants!