Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wishlist check off

So, I guess just trying to be ambitious, I already got a few of the seeds that I had on my list. Checked off of my list now are:

Beets "Gourmet Duo"
Radish "Pink Beauty"
Lettuce "Crimson Crisp"
Carrot "Tendersweet" addition to all of the previously highlighted items. I put the remaining list up on the right side as a checklist to help me remember! Any superb recommendations on varieties would be great! I also couldn't help myself: I grabbed some spring onion seeds and some lemon and lime basil seeds...

I had forgotten to check off that I had chickpeas as well! When I was at the grocery store last, I grabbed some dried chickpeas to make hummus. Well, I took about 10-12 of the chickpeas and wrapped them in some moist paper towels, stuck them in a clear sandwich baggie and placed them on the windowsill. Well, only about 2 days later, I noticed that they were already sprouting! I've never seen seeds sprout that fast!

Also, my potato that I started about a month ago is getting tall. I am going to have to move it to a larger, deeper pot earlier than I thought!


  1. I am interested to see what happens with the potato. Are you growing it inside?

  2. I've never thought to sprout chickpeas, are they yum?

  3. Hazel, I am growing it inside for the time being! I had bought some potatoes a while ago for cooking, and one started to sprout before I used it in the kitchen! I didn't want it to go to waste, so just threw it in a pot! We'll see what happens!

    Ali, They are delicious! I love to mix them into salads and make hummus with them. I will start them inside and swap them outdoors so that they can seed better.