Garden Log – May 24, 2012

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Heritage yellow wax bean blossoms under LED light.

Sorry folks, about falling behind, my health took a nose dive, and I am still trying to stabilize. I am better enough to get around a bit though and have had a few wonderful, rather peaceful and rewarding days with “The Indoor Garden” .  Seems I  made the grade! I have officially grown my first edible from seed, making me a “gardener”. I haven’t a clue how to pluck my first edible bean though!

Baby beannie! Yellow wax bean underway.

Baby beannie! Yellow wax bean underway.

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The first full edible yellow wax bean grown from seed indoors under LED and window light. This was taken today.

I am working on some new LED lights also, which are taking longer than I had hoped. With a couple of half articles prepared, it may be that I will tidy them up and post them in a bunch…quite like the bean sprouts!  More and more in the evenings, there is a a wonderfully gentle whiff, of a rather intoxicating aroma of English lavender making it’s presence felt.

Opps! Almost forgot about the carrots growing in water bottles.

Carrot in a bottle.

And the plants below I consider a bit of a cheat as they were picked up a the farmer’s market, and not grown from seed. I am not sure how they will acclimatize  indoors.  I have placed a bit of food grade plastic covering to help keep the top of the earth from drying out too quickly.

Cucumbers, strawberry plants from farmers market.

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  1. You’ll be wanting to eat that wax bean now, before it gets old and tough! I love tender baby “beanies”! My fave veggie. Congrats on your accomplishment, and I hope you’re feeling better.

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