Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Windowsill Garden

A couple of weeks ago I decided to try this.

Having not grown anything before,I thought Mini Sunflowers would be a good start. Vase, soil and seeds all in one box. I brought everything to work for my sunny windowsill.

First:I soaked this bag of soil over night.


Next: I carefully separated the soil in order to plant my seeds


Then I waited, and watered.

And waited some more!


Finally, on Tuesday, I came to work and saw this.

And more of the same today! A nice start, don't you think?
More updates as they become available! :)

20 comments:

Vixen said...

Looks like a very good start!

Hammer said...

Cool!

I just planted a bunch of spaghetti squash seeds in a big unused pot and now I have a jungle of vines outside...not sure if I'll get any produce but it feels good to grow something.

Dawn said...

You know if there was an award for Plant Killer of the year... I would win it!
But last summer I had a strange urge to grow sunflowers... and weirdly enough they grew into huge beautiful plants... my thumb must have been greener that year!

Lauren said...

Dawn, somewhere on my blog is the proof that I win the Plant Killer award. You'll have to dig a little for the photo. Try as I might it did not live in my home. :-(

Good for you Jess!

Hemanth Potluri said...

superb start jessica....its soo cool...:)..i should try to plant some in my room..

urs..hemu..

Arv said...

Simply Beautiful :)

Touchwood.. take good care of it mate...

Cheers...

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

That's awesome, it still amazed me that a little seed can grow a plant...a tree...a human

Matangi Mawley said...

tht was nice! :)

whisperinthenight said...

Feed me, Feed me...it will ask for blood next...Jessica.

They look very strong and beautiful. I so proud of you and your green thumb.

gary rith said...

Yeah, I'm a plant killer too, but man, I'd love that thing too!

Kimmy said...

Having my hands in the dirt has always felt so good to me. Garden Therapy. Perhaps that is what I will do with my time this afternoon after work. Thank you for sharing. Great job!

Fortune Cookies said...

Great job Jessica! Maybe the garden therapy will catch on for you...nothing makes me feel better than watching something I planted grow and grow...my house looks like a jungle,and I love it that way!

Jessica said...

Vixen,
Thank you…thank you! :) I’m very pleased.

Hammer,
That’s awesome! :)

Dawn,
So cool, you may have a half-green thumb! This is my first real attempt, so I’m crossing my fingers. :)

Lauren,
Thanks…aw, I’m going to find that photo. lol :)

Hemu,
Thanks! Let me know how it works out if you do. :)

Arv,
I will, and thanks so much Arv! :)

Barb,
I know, crazy stuff…:)

Matangi,
Thanks…and welcome! :) Come by anytime!

Whisper,
LOL- thanks…they will take over! :)

Gary,
It’s just nice to see life bloom. :)

Kimmy,
Ooh, garden therapy sounds nice! Hope your day gets better. :)

Fortune,
Thanks! A jungle, huh? :) It's great that you can keep them all alive!I’ll start with this and see where it goes.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Hey, that's fantastic - want to come and look after my garden..? You've greener fingers than I have, my plants only grow as we've such great weather & soil here..:)
Have agreat w/end!

Real Live Lesbian said...

You are certainly on your way! So are the sunflowers mini...or just the garden part?

Jessica said...

India,
Hey-I would love to! :)
You have a great weekend too!

Welcome Real Live Lesbian!
Thanks for stopping by. :)
Hmm, good question...I'm not really sure, but I'm thinking I might transfer them into a bigger pot. It seems like more want to pop up, but don't have enough room!
I'm off to check out your blog!

Malcolm said...

Thanks for sharing the visual progress of your mini sunflower project. It sounds like it was worth the wait. I'm looking forward to more updates.

Jessica said...

Malcolm,
It was worth the wait! And tomorrow I'm going to try and replant them in a bigger pot. Hopefully *crossing fingers* I can get some more of them to grow.

Lina said...

Cute!! love sunflowers!! Planting some in my garden about 3 years ago...and i got ONE this summer,lol

Jessica said...

Hi Lina,
Ooh, it took that long. LOL I'm glad it finally came up. :)