Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 100 / Day 36 - Welcome to the Jungle

How time flies. It's been almost two weeks since I last posted an update. And boy, have things changed.

First of all, the lettuce is growing very, very nicely and is about ready for harvest. What I find really cool is that the lettuce doesn't grow in a head of lettuce, but as separate leaves. How they managed to figure out how to do this boggles my mind. It's as if they figured out how to grow corn one kernel at a time or growing potatoes in fry form (I'm sure they're working on it).

Feeling somewhat silly, I made like a bunny and took a little bite out of one of the leaves, just to make sure it was lettuce. It sure was.

So for the next post, I'll be reviewing the manual to make sure I know the correct way to harvest the lettuce leaves.

It's day 100 of the tomatoes. They're still underperforming, but I still got my eye on the big three. The plant doesn't look the worse for wear since it toppled over, although these three guys are still the only tomatoes on the whole plant. So amongst two "red heirloom" plants, there are a ton of leaves, but still only three tomatoes growing.

As you can see, they're a little bigger, but I'm still waiting for them to turn red. If they don't turn red by the next posting, I'll may need to start telling embarrassing stories about them.

The "golden harvest" plant surprised me. All of a sudden, it's got quite a number of tomatoes. These are the ones that'll turn yellow when they grow up. I admit, it's fun looking playing "treasure hunt" trying to find the little tomatoes and teeny weeny tomatoes growing. See how many you can count in this picture.

The herbs are growing well too. Everyone's up except for the second sage plant, which I'm about to give up on. As you can see, the other sage plant is more than making up for it.

Since it is called the "holiday herb kit", I am looking forward to using it to make a turkey come Thanksgiving time. Let's hope it grows enough in that time.

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