Monday, November 29, 2010

End of November report

I am glad to report that the tasks listed on my previous post have been completed. We had been to Yosemite for Thanksgiving and it was stunning. What a beautiful place! On the garden front, my amaryllis continue to grow, my methi is looking good, my swiss chard looks okay. It's been very cold here since last week, also rained a few times. My new experiment is to grow garlic. I planted a few cloves and they have sprouted. Will have to see how they do.

I hope you all had a good thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

To do list for this weekend

1. Plant some more Amaryllis.
2. Clean up the Gladiolus bulbs I dug out last week and store them.
3. Plant the Swiss chard seedlings in the ground.
4. Plant the tulip bulbs. (I got a couple from my neighbor)
4. Clean the backyard.

I'll update on how much I accomplished.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Methi and Pepper harvest

I sowed some fenugreek seeds a couple of weeks ago and they are growing fast.

Here is the pepper harvest from last weekend.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I bought 10 Amaryllis bulbs from a gardening co-op and they arrived last week. I planted 2 of them last weekend. I will plant 2 each week so that I have continuous blooms from end of Dec to Feb. It will take approximately 7-10 weeks to bloom. Based on my research they do well in pots but I am planning to put some on the ground to see how they do. They do not even need any soil, all the nutrients are contained within the bulb itself. My co-worker has one in a jar with glass stones.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I am very surprised to see the pepper plants producing in fall. We have about 12-15 peppers growing in 5 different plants. There is nothing better than picking them and making sambhar :) So fresh and it's very cute to see my kids checking on them every now and then.