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Been a couple of months again

New things...with the new job/income I bought a car. It gets great gas mileage, especially compared to what I was driving. The downside is that I now have a car payment and so will not be moving into my own place for awhile.
I've started gardening. Not quite the way I planned a few months ago (no yard), but I'm planting in containers. SO far I've got a bell pepper, Better Boy Tomato, a cherry tomato, cucumbers, radishes, and today I planted some lettuce seeds. I've also got rosemary, basil, sage, mint, oregano, and catnip seedlings. Some of the catnip will be for the cats, some I will give away when its big enough, and some will be for personal use. I'm also wanting to get some other tomato varieties, some hot pepper plants, potatoes( regular and sweet), broccoli, eggplant, greens, lavender, thyme, dill, parsley, cilantro, and a ton of other herbals...as well as some edible flowers, dwarf fruit trees, etc.
I've been exploring seed catalogs and there is so much variety out there that I'm not familiar with. I want to try it all, but I'm trying to limit myself to a few new things since I have limited space and this is my first year gardening. Also, where my gardening space is, the sun is diffused so I'm not sure if all the sun loving plants will do well. I'm experimenting a little, and might try putting some out the back window upstairs...maybe in window boxes, and have a mini roof garden.
I've been doing a ton of research and found some great sites. Instructables.com has good info for a variety of DIY projects, and there are some great article out there on growing vegetables vertically...my favorite is using an over the door shoe organizer...the kind with pockets. I'm going to have to try that one, as well as homemade earthboxes, and other types of self watering containers.
Watching my little seeds turn into seedling, and then plants is awesome...seeing a teeny tiny little seed no bigger than a grain of rice turn into a full grown producing plant it kind of a miracle...and I'm feeling much more connected to deity when I'm playing in the dirt.



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