Posts Tagged With: sweet basil

Just a Short update!

So a week ago or so I was at the goodwill with my sister where I spotted and procured two Buzzy grow kits! One for basil and one for cilantro. They’re currently sprouting out on the balcony and soon they should be strong enough to transfer into their own little pots!

I’m keeping a much better eye on them and maybe one of these days I’ll get some pictures for you guys. Other than that I’ve been working on a few projects but I don’t have a lot of space so my brother has been building a shelf into the closet for me. Once that’s done I’ll have some wiggle room to work and will have some more updates to post to you all about.

I recently participated in a class demonstration thing at the local library and i learned how to stitch small books which I think I’ll be able to use to make slightly larger leather ones.

Also, as I make more salves, tinctures, and things I’ll be sure to post up pictures!

I feel like I’ve just come out of a major rut so I’ll probably be updating more often again. Thanks for reading!

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Snow, and the need to know your Zone

Well, we got roughly 7 inches of snow yesterday. Yep. You can no longer see the grass haha. So, I talked to some people, my brother included, and recently learned what hardiness zone I’m dealing with here in Wisconsin. Well… I’m hearing conflicting things here, but I’m either zone 1 or 4b or 5a… Either way it’s a shorter growing season than other places. I also found out that the other blogs and people I’ve been hearing from who are getting their gardens underway are… much further south than I haha. But I’ve received some good advice concerning when to start my plants. (Including a suggestion on a type of tomato to grow to get big ones). Some plants I might just grow inside anyways, though I dunno yet.
For those curious, here’s what I plan on growing this year (in addition to helping with what my gma wants, and maybe helping my cousins.):

Broccoli (Calabrese green sprouting)
Beets (detroit dark red)
Parsley
Sweet Basil
Carrots (nantes coreless)
Green onions
and lastly,
Beefsteak tomatoes (Although maybe a smaller variety might be wiser… not sure yet.)

I have all the seeds but the ones for the tomatoes, so I’m still waffling on the variety of tomato to get. I’ve never grown anything before (as stated in my last post on the subject). So if anyone has any tomato-specific advice on an easy-to-grow variety (But not cherry tomatoes mind you.) then go ahead and leave a comment to let me know! Though looking outside it seems like it’ll be a while before I need to make that final decision haha.

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