Lesley Paone
Lesley Paone I develop applications in the e-commerce market space, I am also a co-founder of the open source e-commerce application thirty bees

Starting Growing

Starting Growing

If you are familiar with me, you know that I work from an office in my home. I have an awesome commute, but it gets boring looking at the same walls every day. So lately I have started picking up more hobbies.

The newest hobby is trying my hand at growing things. I bought some succulents at first, which I have managed to keep alive for several months.

Long succulent pot

So far they seem to be doing well. I am not an expert, but at least they are not dead yet. Trying my hand at the succulents made me want to branch out even more. I decided to start a garden this year and try growing some of my own food and spices.

I searched around online and bought a ton of seeds from several different vendors, so I could start the seeds indoors, to have plants to plant when the weather warmed up. For the most part this worked pretty well. Almost all of the seeds I planted germinated and started to grow.

Long succulent pot

This is only a small fraction of what germinated, I have a feeling I went a bit overboard.

So far what I have sprouting is:

  • Green Zebra Tomatoes
  • Dark Galaxy Tomatoes
  • Black Krim Tomatoes
  • Pink Brandywine Tomatoes
  • Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
  • Atomic Grape Tomatoes
  • Get Stuffed Tomatoes

And for peppers

  • Aji Charapita
  • Brazilian Starfish
  • Carolina Reapers
  • Apocalypse Scorpions
  • Paprika
  • Manganji

And spices

  • Cilantro
  • Lemon Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Large Leaf Basil
  • Lime Basil

I know, its a bit overboard, but I cannot wait to see how things make it in the garden, that I have still yet to build. I guess the beds for the garden will be another post.

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