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Houseplant update: Late November 2017 to Janua…

Houseplant update: Late November 2017 to January 5, 2018. Trandescantia or Wandering Jew (which is kind of a silly name for a plant with origins in Mexico.)

The new succulent setup, a $20 full-spectrum L…

The new succulent setup, a $20 full-spectrum LED from Amazon and one of two plant racks from my parents. We dragged the big pot in since it’s due to freeze soon, and I took some promising looking babies off of the bigger plants.

Hmm, looks like some of the older plants in that pot could use a trim…

Here are the rest of the houseplants from the …

Here are the rest of the houseplants from the Etsy order: Donkey’s Tail clippings, a mystery extra plant that I’ve dubbed Stick (which looks like it’s trying to put off another stem there, we’ll see), a Bi-Colored Pothos, and a Tradescantia. The last three will probably end up in the bedroom, away from the animals.

I think this “extra” unidentified …

I think this “extra” unidentified plant from an internet seller in Florida is channeling the Demogorgon. Are we sure they didn’t get invaded over the weekend? 😛

This year’s carrot harvest! You *can* grow carrots in a…

This year’s carrot harvest!

You *can* grow carrots in a container. Sort of. 😋

The potted parsley has grown so much! I hope the pot is big…

The potted parsley has grown so much! I hope the pot is big enough to last it until next year, this is an experiment which is coming inside for the winter once it gets cold.

Pretty much what remains of what was on that railing, and that…

Pretty much what remains of what was on that railing, and that marigold plant is still trying. The nasturtiums tried to reach over and climb into one of the tiny viola pots before I put them in another railing planter, the brat. 😂

I transplanted the violas from the smaller pots to this bigger…

I transplanted the violas from the smaller pots to this bigger container for the winter, they should be cold-hardy to a much colder area and hopefully the extra dirt will help insulate them slightly. They’ve been blooming like crazy in the cooler temps!

Getting seeds for next year! We’ll see how some of these…

Getting seeds for next year! We’ll see how some of these do.