I thought I would try to grow some plants from seeds. I don’t have a little greenhouse, but this pretty cake stand is doing the trick. When it’s wet and rainy the lid protects the seeds and holds moisture. When it’s sunny I can take off the lid and let the seedlings soak up the sun. I have basil, tomato, and luffa seedlings growing in paper tubes. After just a few days, many of them have shoots.
Maybe I like that it combines two of my favorite things: gardening and dessert.
My first attempt was to use an egg carton, but the sections were small and the dirt kept drying out. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was on the windowsill and I kept forgetting to water it. I even lost one of the seed pods. I have no idea where it went.
Not that we need more plants. Our balcony is small and it’s already pretty full. It’s starting to look tropical. I love it this way.
One of the garden regulars is this little baby dove. He was just an egg in my flower box a few weeks ago. The other one has flown away, but this little guy is staying for the free food.
Saturday we went to my favorite nursery in Dallas, North Haven Gardens. It was raining, but we still walked around for over an hour. I am now the happy owner of a lime tree! The new leaves smell like limes. Next to the mint, it smells like a fruit salad out there!
I’m hoping to have lots of fresh key limes this year. Looking forward to key lime pie, sorbet, and I would love to sample the key lime meltaway cookies from Smitten Kitchen. What do you make with limes?
Any garden plans this year?