Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 11

Another week just flew by! It seems like the basil is doing its rebellious teenager thingie by a spurt of nice, fat leaves after last week’s haircut: Almost couldn’t see the low-laying sweet potato plant. The young shoots on the mint look like they are catching up. Can’t wait for a cup of nice, refreshing… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 11

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 10

It’s been 10 weeks of gardening in my old washing machine! Can’t say that I’ve managed to grow enough food to feed my tiny frog self, but there’s been two satisfying harvests of basil for pasta sauce. Yep I trimmed the basil again this week as it’s been growing and branching rather rapidly. Snipped off… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 10

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 8

Here’s another quick peek at the guys in my washing machine planter: The sweet potato plant has toppled onto its side and most likely would start behaving like its climber self from now on. The basil continues to grow rapidly while the mint appears to be taking its own sweet time. It’s interesting that these… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 8

Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 6

It’s another weekly update on the trio of basil, sweet potato and mint in my washing machine planter. This is how they look like now: They are growing steadily, the basil is doing especially well. I am still not sure whether to prune it or just let it grow freely. Perhaps I shall cook something… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 6