Living in the city, I don’t have much of a garden, although I am very fortunate to have the 5′ x 10′ patch of land that I can actually plant in. I have tried to plant a few things in there, but most things that do well are flowers and plants, not really crops. Before my little girl was born, I used her room as my “sun room” because it seemed to be the best environment for plants. I had a variety of orchids and plants for two years, and then when I had to move them to turn the sun room into a nursery all my plants became miserable. They stopped producing flowers and turned to a state that I decided to label, “failure to thrive.”
I moved all the plants to the foyer, but there isn’t enough sun to keep most plants happy. The plants that I have now are growing, but very slowly. They stopped producing flowers, but I have managed to keep them alive!
One thing that I have not been able to grow, and I really want, are herbs. I had a parsley plant for a while and after months of struggling to get it to a decent size, it decided that it was time to stop growing. The people over at The Simple Garden were nice enough to send me a generous package full of supplies for starting my little garden here at home. I decided it would be best to wait on growing the tomatoes, since it is so late in the season. I did, however, start the herb garden and check out the progress they have made in just 4 weeks:
They also provided a WaterStik which detects the amount of moisture in the pot. This is great to ensure you are not over watering plants. The LifeStik is perfect for growers like me who do not have sufficient lighting in their homes to start plants off. This little wonder is automatic and knows exactly when to turn on and off!
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