Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Few Days in the Life of Mint

Garden Progress:

Yesterday I bought some potting mix and compost. Oh it hurt to *buy* those things!!

Two days ago I had bought a mint seedling and a coriander.

Oh yeah, you know how mint is impossible to kill and it is rampant and will take over your whole garden if you don't put it in a pot? Well I have managed to kill three mint plants so far......and so *that* is why I decided to upgrade the dry crumbly mix in my pots and give this one half a chance at survival. It had better like the potting mix.

Unfortunately by last night, it was still sitting probably-root-bound in its little pot from the shop and had wilted. Totally fallen over. A night in the kitchen sink with water helped it to perk up....but Mr Bear had put the coriander in too, figuring what's good for the goose is good for the gander, and this morning the coriander (which had been looking quite happy thank you very much) had wilted in the mint's place!
Both are content this afternoon, and I might just get them into their new homes when it's a bit cooler this evening.


kate5kiwis said...

love to hear how your coriander goes. the one that D17 planted in our garden a month ago immediately bolted to seed.

Rach said...

according to my little book, coriander is prone to bolt to seed in hot weather - heehee now tell us something we don't know. This can be helped by makign sure it is mulched and is watered plenty. Well, we'll see.