101 blog tips and a couple of plants…

This is an interesting list of tips about blogging which Sharon of In A Minute Ago pointed to in today’s blog post.  I don’t understand some of them so I must read up about it.  Trouble is… if you did all of this it would be a full time job, I suspect.

I planted a few seeds not long ago.  Here are some nasturtium seedlings coming up.  I love bright nasturtium flowers and you can also use them in salads – they have a peppery flavour.  If the slugs don’t beat me to it!

nasturtium seedling

And here is a photo of the avocado plant which germinated from an avocado stone which I had put out in disgust having soaked it and tried to germinate it for weeks.  It is doing well, isn’t it?  I recently planted it into a bigger pot – it had been in the small original pot all winter but as soon as spring came it grew more vigorously.  The poinsettia beside it looks quite puny and tired – it has just put all its energy into the flowers and will need cutting back soon so it can recoup its strength.

avocado plant and poinsettia on windowsill

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4 Responses to 101 blog tips and a couple of plants…

  1. Maggie Harris May 7, 2007 at 5:51 pm #

    thanks for the link to Sharon’s site. Interesting ….but as you say … could take a long time to set up and understand. Wish you all the success with nasturtiaum seeds – if the slugs don’t get them …then in my garden it is the black fly.
    Best Wishes


  2. MargaretR May 8, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to have grown something from a seed?

    I love your rust printing, especially that corn can. I must save the next ribbed can. I wonder if someone will throw it away if I leave it outside the flats somewhere? I have a feeling someone might (g) I have put all my rusty tools away for now until i get the urge to play again.

  3. Anne Wigfull May 13, 2007 at 6:37 am #

    The Avocado looks good.I put two avocados in the airing cupboard in paper bags to ripen and forgot about them for a long time. When I did find them they both had very respectable shoots (we won’t mention the state of the linen) and I managed to grow both to a healthy 5′. Then they both died abruptly within days of each other and without ever flowering. My advice is to never water yours with surplus tomato feed, and steer clear of elderly cats with a penchant for using indoor piddling facilities.

  4. Liz May 23, 2007 at 10:10 am #

    Could you leave them on the windowsill, Mags? Plant something in it and pretend it’s a new sort of recycling!!

    The nasturtiums all seem to be coming up, Maggie – even some which I planted directly in the garden, which hardly ever happens with other seeds for some reason. I wonder why weeds germinate so much more easily than flower seeds?!

    If avocados thrive on healthy neglect, Anne, I’ll be okay!!