So I don’t have a big apartment, but I have discovered that it is really great for growing plants. I never used to be able to keep indoor plants alive. I used to tell my family and friends if they wanted a plant killed, to give to me. However, I appear to have gotten much better at keeping houseplants alive. And even getting them to grow!
I know I’ve told you that my Christmas cactus has been putting out new leaves, well, we’re now up to 7 new leaves! This one makes me really happy because these cuttings came from Grandma’s cactus. The other cactus cutting I have is from her sister’s, and I was thinking it wasn’t going to do anything. But I was wrong. It is also putting out a new little leaf!
And My Beach in a Bowl has finally decided to do something. Yes, I did plant 6 seeds. And so far only 1 has sprouted. But I figure one is better than none. I have the glass terrarium wrapped in plastic wrap to create a greenhouse of sorts. So I’m going to keep it like that a little longer and see if I can get a couple more seeds to sprout.
Last week I planted the seeds of an African Daisy, as well as some herbs (basil, thyme, oregano). Well, they are ALL sprouting! And my purple shamrock has FINALLY decided to send up another shoot. I’m thrilled because Grandma had a green shamrock, and I know she would have loved a purple one.
With all the plants I currently have (because let’s not forget my avocados, spider plants, or aloe vera), you’d think I’d stop. But no. I went out today and bought more. And pots to put them in (I’ll be planting them tomorrow).
I really need to stop buying plants. I now need to see about getting a shelving unit to put them all on.