Monthly Archives: May 2010

Spider Plants & Wheat Grass

Yeah, I know.  Not exactly tundra plants.  But there’s still 4 feet of snow on the TundraGarden (although it’s melting fast), so inside has to do.

I have a Dracena which has lost a whole bunch of leaves and looks like an upside-down whisk or something, so I decided that the babies from the spider plant which happens to be sitting next to it would look just fine in the same pot.  So now they are bobby-pinned in place to set roots, and I’ll cut them loose once they are growing on their own.

The wheat grass is for the cat.  My husband found it in the pet store.  It comes in a packet, which you cut the top off, punch holes in the bottom and plant in.  The grass is supposed to grow in there…  We shall see.


New Super-duper Aerogarden

I just got a new extra-tall Aerogarden.  The regular deluxes are nice, but growing tomatoes of any size was a bit of a struggle.  Cherry tomatoes worked OK, but they just didn’t get high enough for bigger tomatoes, and indeterminate varieties kept growing out from under the lights.  This one gets higher, has more light, and a fancy pulley system to tie up the plants.  I hope to get it set up tomorrow and get going with some tomatoes.  Also need to start new herbs in the kitchen one.

Hello world!

TundraGarden has moved over to WordPress.  Not that I was unhappy with Blogger, but I’ve got another blog that I needed more features for, and it’s easier to keep them in one place.

Spring is here, such as spring is in Barrow.   Snow buntings everywhere (time to put out seeds), whales being caught, ducks flying, people heading up inland for geese.  The TundraGarden itself is under about 4 feet of snow, so things may be a bit quiet here for a few weeks yet.