Friday, July 12, 2013

From The Chef's Garden

On my last trip to Italy and with the Chef's permission,
I collected a dead head (seed pod) from his garden. 
I don't remember if I even knew what the plant was but that doesn't matter. 
I stashed it among my art supplies labeled and wrapped in this napkin.  
Planted on June 12th.
I didn't have a clue what part was the actual seed so I planted all of it.
On June 23 the first seedling popped up.
I would have never guessed that part to be the seed.
I was so happy that I had at least one plant. 
Then, after ignoring it for a few days I went out July 5th and jumped with joy when I found 11 seeds had germinated.

 Today, July 12th I transplanted six seedlings. I count 21 more left in the pot. Before I thin out more, I'm going to see how these do. 
I'm very excited and holding my breath that I can grow these.
PS:  The photo of the first seedling with the seed cap still attached was taken with my iphone and a Macro Cell Lens Band.
It is pretty cool!

7 comments:

  1. Very fun! Can't wait to see what it's going to be!

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    1. Yes fun and I think very exciting. Wish I had taken a photo of the plant. The chef's garden was mostly herbs for the kitchen but there were other things too.

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  2. The photo is great. Can't wait until you find out what it is you are growing.

    Darla

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  3. Great photo's. Having a plant is a great reminder of your trip. I'm anxious to know what it is your are growing.

    Darla

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  4. Oh wow, that is so sweet. I wish i had brought seeds home, what a great reminder. ♥

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  5. you are amazing! How wonderful that you have an Italian plants now!!!

    Cant wait to see how they grow more...

    <3

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