3 Months in already! I've seen a lot of progress since my last update, so I'd like to share it with you.
New to the shelf is tomatoes! I gave up on one of my flower containers and decided to mix in some new soil, to see if I could get anything to grow in its place. On a whim I put in some kitchen leftovers seeds which happened to be hothouse tomatoes. These look promising! Hopefully I can keep them alive.
The award for "Most Improved" goes to my mint (right); which apparently rose from the dead and is thriving now.
I have a feeling that being under a different light is making a difference. It doesn't seem to be a coincidence that most of the plants on my first shelf did not do so well.
My cilantro has straightened up for the most part and is starting to get some height! The artichoke in the back also came up quite a bit. I'll probably give it another month before considering repotting.
The awards for this month's most consistent growth are my Japanese Wisteria (left), Magda Squash (centre) and Swiss Chard (right)! They have all been doing really well since I first planted them. I mentioned last month that I might change them around on the shelf; but ended up only moving the Japanese Wisteria down.
Also new in the last month are my houseplants. I bought several succulents from Walmart and keep them in my office, and ordered a monstera deliciosa cutting from the US, and it stays in my kitchen. I joined a Plant Lovers facebook group local to my area and it's been really cool to see what's available locally.
My special mention is the Common Fig. Two seedlings have finally poked through and are coming up pretty strong so far. I'm hoping this is the start of something great for them!
I haven't seen anything from my rare flower collection, so I'm trying to figure out what to grow in their containers. I'm a little disappointed but not really surprised; as I've said before, my main focus in having this greenhouse shelf is building skills, such as learning about growing equipment and watering frequency.
I can't wait to see how things will look in a month's time! I feel like my tomatoes will be the star of the next update ;)