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Mostly due to a highly irregular, rampantly inconsistent lifestyle, I’ve been unable to maintain any plants in their living state for very long. However, life lately has offered a little more stability. Plus, my recent move to a mostly organic diet has brought on the need for an edible garden.

As someone who has almost no experience gardening, I realize I should start small, with just a few plants. But instead, I’ve taken the path less traveled. Diving right into the gardening world, I have started with an expansive array of plants for my first garden. But, let’s be honest, extreme is my style.

To fully understand what I’m doing, I’m doing both soil and hydroponic plants and I’ve bought a number of plants in 4″ pots, as well as a variety of seeds, to be started in both soil and plugs.

Here are some seeds I started in soil. This batch includes 6 of each:

  • Rainbow Bell Pepper Mix
  • Jalapeno Early
  • Rainbow Cherry Tomato
  • Roma Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Marshmallow – yes, Marshmallow is a plant!
  • Carrot
  • Catnip
  • Cilantro/Corriander
  • Italian Parsley
  • Common Chives
  • Peppermint

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I also setup some small kitchen herb plants on my kitchen window sill. The one one the left is from Tillery Street Plant Co. but the others are from Trader Joe’s. I wish the herbs from Trader Joe’s had come with more information about the species, but oh well. I’ll figure it out eventually. This includes:

  • Provence Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano

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My Sweet Fennel on the left and Doublemint on the right sit on the front porch, where they get early light and some afternoon shade. I got these in 4″ pots just a few days before this photo.

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My back porch is already starting to fill up with the plants that need full sun. All of these were transplanted from 4″ pots and were purchased at Tillery Street Plant Co. or the Natural Gardener. Cool place!

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And some more on the back porch… several different peppers, asparagus, eucalyptus, sage, pumpkin, cucumber, watermelon, some mints, hyssop and fruit trees.

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Here’s my Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree.

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And my Mexican Lime Tree.

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This actually doesn’t cover everything. I also started other seeds in little plastic food containers. Ill get pictures of all of those, as soon as they sprout. Those batches include:

  • Basil Culinary Mix
  • Rainbow Bell Pepper Mix
  • Italian Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Stevia
  • Lettuce Garden Mix
  • Lettuce Gourmet Mix
  • Spicy Mesclun Greens

I’ll post some garden updates in the next few days. Wish me luck!

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