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Since March sneaked up on me, I realized that the time to start putting things in the ground (container) was just a matter of weeks away.  So off to the hardware store I went returning with some seedling mix and peat moss containers.  First attempt with growing directly from seeds by the way. Last year’s container gardening, at least with the tomatoes was a failed attempt.  The bloom rot just couldn’t let me be.  I had some type of Thai Pepper seeds left over and purchased some Habernero seeds.  I also planted some Cream Sausage Tomato and Husk Cherry Tomato seeds, which came from some produce I purchased at a local farmer’s market.  Also included is some Cilantro, but the seeds are a few years old, so who knows if anything will occur. Now I just need to get my hands on some Roma Tomato seeds so that I can make salsa.  Of course I’m clueless as to where to put all of this should it actually grow.

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Finally settling in…

I’m one of those people that tends to live with boxes around. Every move means something else is left in a box. Almost two years of moving into our apartment there are still boxes. I’m hesitant to put things up on the wall, not perhaps because of another impending move but just because I can’t decide and I need to live in a space before I arrange my stuff around me.

But, I have been getting better…I hung pendant lights in my living room. I was hoping that they would actually light up the room more than another lamp that I have been using, but they don’t. However, they do turn the room pink. Somehow red and white paisley paper lanterns cast pink on the french vanilla walls. Our living room looks pink from the street and that suits me just fine. It is a glowing soft room now…calming. I’ll need to add more lights because it is hard to read a book unless sitting very close to the lights so it won’t work very well for our home group. But, I do relax in the evenings in this room.

I’ve also noticed how restorative and calming plants can be. Somehow they are softer than any pillow. The shapes and color more calming that an artistic rendering of the plant. Little ferns are my favorite for the bedroom right now. Apparently they clean the air quite well which is good for a room that I spend at least eight hours a day in.

Maybe I will post some pics some day….

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Many thanks to our friends who own a condo in Ocean City, MD for inviting us to spend the weekend with them. Outside of a drive from Baltimore that took 5 hours due to major storms, the weekend was uneventul. We enjoyed some French Press coffee with an ocean view (yes, I actually brought my grinder), spotted some dolphins, broiled some steak, and basked with our newfound tans, I mean sunburn. Hopefully I’ll get in some fishing next time around.

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As we trudge through this hot and humid summer, I thought I would post updates on our attempts at container gardening.  Although we only have a few and would have surely starved to death by now, there is something empowering about being someone with no green thumb, yet growing food.  Hopefully one day we can transition from containers to an actual garden.  I haven’t been able to harvest anything yet, but hopefully in the next week.

Romas

You guessed it, these are Roma Tomatos from which I hope to make salsa with.  Unfortunately, I’ve thrown many away due to a type of rot at the base.  I can’t seem to get it to stop.

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Tarragon with some Dill in the back.  The Dill is doing really good.

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Rosemary, which I love to describe as Christmas in July.  I actually cut off a fairly large portion of it and this is what was left over.  Yummy!

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Mystery hot pepper.  I’ve managed to pick off one red one which had a wonderful spicy sweet taste.  They’re hot green too, but just taste…well…green.

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The habeneros.  So excited about these as I plan to make my first attempt at pickling with them.

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Mystery tomatos given to me by my neighbors, any ideas?

-Scott

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First Snow

Towson Snow

December 5th was one of those occasions, where the weather service got it right.  Here in Towson, MD we got to see our first snow for the upcoming winter.  It was at least a half-inch and launched us into the mood for a hot breakfast at Cafe Mykonos and some hot liquids at Spro Coffee.  In addition to the snow, it was our first day off together in many weeks and we just spent the day together.  There is something magical about a blanket of snow covering the landscape and everywhere we went, it felt like we were visiting for the first time.  If you saw snow yesterday, we sincerely hoped you took a few minutes, drank some hot cocoa, and enjoyed the view.

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