The lettuce has taken off like gang busters! In fact, we are currently enjoying Salads with most meals. It tastes so wonderful, especially knowing we grew it ourselves. I am about to start more from seed to keep a fresh supply going. According to the information, we will be able to pick the lettuce three times before discarding.
I had 3 tomato plants sprout successfully and have moved them to the tower. They are now approximately 6 inches tall. However, I have not been successful at getting the Basil nor the Pumpkin to emerge from the seed pods. Skill is skill and obviously I am still lacking.
So, off to the garden center I went. I purchased the following plants: additional tomato plants, a watermelon plant (hey, dream big!), basil, and lemon balm. All of the items were transplanted into the Tower and have taken root beautifully!
As for the Pumpkin plants, I left 8 spots opened, and planted the seeds in the starter soil of the plants from the garden center. Hopefully the earth and sun will help to germinate the little golden globes of goodness. Fingers are crossed and my hope remains endless!
Now, for the pictures I know you are waiting for:
LOOK WHAT POPPED UP! It's a PUMPKIN! You all don't know how thrilled and excited I am! Isn't she a BEAUTY!!??? I do believe she is ready for the tower, so she can have one last night in the soil, and tomorrow morning, she will be transplanted to her new home.
Now, the mystery of life: will she be an ONLY? or will more follow? Stay tuned....