Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scissors + Cilantro= Harvest

OK~ It's been known for quite sometime that I simply do not have a green thumb. One of the reasons I think I don't have a green thumb, is the fact that I am not a patient person. I think that you have to be patient when it comes to growing plants and flowers. My problem tends to be that I have good intentions of planting and growing plants, but I kind of forget about them.

When I ventured to the store this Spring to buy tomato plants I was told to get 10 plants. Well, not thinking, I purchased 10 boxes (each box contained 4 plants). Yep, that would be me! Needless to say, several family members are going to enjoy tomatoes in the next month because of my absentmindedness.

Here is what our pepper plants looked like after we mudded them in. We had an extremely wet Spring in Iowa, so these were planted towards the end of May. And the cilantro plant I was so proud of was planted down on the other end from the pepper plants.

Today I decided to get serious, as I had noticed my cilantro plant had gotten kind of tall with white flowers on it. I googled cilantro and thought, "Dang, I think it may be over the hill!" So, I ventured out to the garden and gave the cilantro a hair cut- look ok?

Here is what I harvested!

This is not good. I learned that these seeds are just that, this cilantro has gone to seed. I am not going to remove the seeds and use what is there, as someone had suggested on my Facebook feed. So, for now, I will wait and see if the hair cut I gave the cilantro did any good.

So..... we can how hope that the rest of the garden turns out a little better! If you have any tips on growing cilantro, this Mom is all ears. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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