Another second of the month has arrived and it's time for an update on my seeds for the 2011 GROW project!
Here's the Italian Cameo Basil - I have it planted in a container but I suspect the soil mix is too heavy for the basil. Its growth has been fairly limited over the last month and I may need to transplant the basil into a lighter soil mix.
I planted one Marigold 'Yellow Splash' next to the tomatoes in the vegetable garden but wanted more to plant in other areas so I started a few more from seed indoors. Marigolds are a good companion plant for tomatoes because they deter nematodes. 'Yellow Splash' is a hybrid of the African and French marigolds.
It's way too hot right now to plant lettuce outdoors so I began planting the 'Garden Babies' lettuce inside as well. I'll transfer these seedlings into pots and keep them in the house and harvest lettuce as we need it. There's nothing wrong with indoor gardening in the summer!
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
July GROW Project Update
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt, and Lowe's and is available for garden consultations. Dave gardens organically, is a Real Estate agent, and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.