Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Green Thumb

I can't think of a talent more appropriate for Tuesday's Talent than gardening, where being talented has it's own name--having a Green Thumb.  Unfortunately, I don't think J and I have one.  Now, I can keep a ponsettia plant alive after Christmas, but beyond that I think we've proven ourselves better at cutting plants down around here (Examples A and B, respectively).  I talked last week about our new container garden, and thought I would share pics of the plants in the containers, as well as the legend I made for us to keep up with what is where.

Container One
Container Two

Here's the legend:


Now, the pictures of the garden above were taken just after I planted everything.  I'm a bit concerned that today, one week post-planting, our tomatoes are yellowing and the herbs don't seem to be producing new herbs.  The cilantro, which I purchased recently trimmed looks practically dead.  Any suggestions? 

3 comments:

Becky said...

okay, basic questions - have you checked the soil to make sure they're getting water? fertilizer? do they get sun most of the day? yeah, that's all I got. I'm not sure how we get things to produce in our garden. I'm pretty sure it's just luck.

JE Melton said...

Yep, yep, and yep. Weird.

The Irreverent Economist said...

Buy it in the store...:D