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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Collards are growing!


I discovered the little seedlings popping up on Christmas Eve, I believe. I took this pic on Christmas Day. They are a little larger already and seem to be vigorously growing in the Miracle Gro soil. Love that!!! As you can see I just stuck about 5-6 seeds in each hole...knowing I would have to significantly thin and transplant most elsewhere! I already know of two other gardens they will go to, which is super fantastic for me...I want to keep what I can in my tires, and NOT have to prepare any further ground. My Mom and my cousin have their areas all ready to accept these babies in the next week or two, and all will be perfect!

I saw this succulent in my tire, and noted it's pink edges as of late...I love what happens to many succulents in bright winter light...the pink/red colors start to pop! This plant has such a pretty green color, and with this edging, it nearly makes me want to cry! I can get pretty emotional over my sux!!! LOL!

9 comments:

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Julie
Your seedling have grown quickly!
Love the succulent - very very pretty and healthy looking :)

Got 3 new ones (Christmas presents) and I have to sort out where to put them on my balcony, which is slowly getting crowded... but I really don't mind more succulents :)

Have fun, Evelyn

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Everything looks so healthy.

Claude said...

Y'all gonna have a whole mess o' collards there... hope you got you some salt pork to cook em up....


sorry, couldn't help myself.

marianne said...

oH HOW WONDERFUL THINGS ARE GROWING OVER THERE!!
Here it is really winter. Today it is above zero but later this week it will freeze again.

♥ >M<

Bethany said...

Aw, your so cute, the pink edging is adorable. Sometimes plants make me want to cry too. I love that youhave sux outside happy, and collards starting to grow. Those little seedlings peeking up today made me happy. No such treasures here,though it's warmer today and the piles of snow are melting. Enjoy your growing greens.

Serena said...

Yay for collards!!! Your succulent looks lovely too, Julie ~ :)

Julie said...

Thanks all...it is fun to watch them grow!!!

Bren said...

I have some of that last cactus growing in my greenhouse. LOVE IT!
So happy I found your blog and can't wait to return to see what you share in the New Year.

messyfish said...

not exactly sure what collards are. a vegetable eaten in the south with corn bread and beans i think?? so i am loving the progress of these. I wanna see more pics as they grow!!