Earth Day

22 04 2010

Happy Earth Day!  I don’t know many people who are doing anything special for Earth Day, but I got started a little early yesterday, and picked up some plants to hang on my balcony.  In the spirit of being kind to the earth, I decided to buy plants that yield edibles.  After receiving some help from the manager of the plant area at Home Depot, as well as an older lady and her son, I settled on getting the kind of hanging planters that hold the plants upside down.  I got a roma tomato plant and a red bell pepper plant (which actually turned out to be two red bell pepper plants).  Hopefully they’ll yield me some food.  It would be fun to make pasta sauce partially from food I grew myself.

If anything seems to happen with the plants (flowering, fruit, etc.), I’ll definitely post more pictures.  Then, if they yield edible fruit, I’ll see if anyone has good recipe suggestions 🙂

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8 responses

22 04 2010
Paul Bube

Very cool. I hope they yield a hundred fold!

23 04 2010
astranoir

If I have a lot extra I will can some and you can have some of the hundred fold 🙂

23 04 2010
Katherine

Jon and I started our garden with mostly herbs, but we have a jalapeno plant and some banana peppers. We’re hoping they cross-pollinate so we have spicy banana peppers. 🙂

23 04 2010
astranoir

What herbs are you guys growing? I was thinking about growing some green onion or chives inside, but couldn’t really think of anything else I’d use often enough to warrant growing it.

23 04 2010
Katherine

Good luck with your growing efforts. It sounds like you started out with some fairly low-maintenance plants. (That doesn’t stop me from killing things, usually, though, ha)

23 04 2010
Irene

But upside-down plants will yield upside-down fruit, which of course will not jive with your rightside-up insides, you may have to travel to Australia just to eat those peppers safely, best be careful, who knows where this may lead.

^_^

23 04 2010
3y3g00

I’m sure it’d be perfectly alright as long as she will be upside-down whilst eating them.

23 04 2010
astranoir

Assuming it’s all blended up into sauce, does that affect the orientation of the fruit, or does it only matter while growing?

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