Friday, March 13, 2009

Indoor Gardening Isn't Really My Thing

Before you view the picture I took today of one of my indoor plants, I'd first like to refresh your memory of the overflowing bounty that was my vegetable garden of 2008:

And don't forget these:

Given those results, you'd think my indoor plants would look halfway decent. Not so much.

I'm not quite sure how this plant has managed to stay alive for the past 5 years. It's pretty resilient, obviously, since it needs to recover from this near-death state on a regular basis. Once you notice it looking like this, all you ned to do is dump a lot of water on it and within a day it looks normal. Vibrant, even.

Please note that the state of this plant should not be viewed as a reflection of the effectiveness of the aqua globe-(as seen on tv)-that you see. Turns out that you need to fill those with water on a regular basis in order for them to work. Maybe if I had 8 or so in this plant they'd do the job.


Jenn said...
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Bone said...

Nice 'maters!

Maybe that's just the plant's personality. Perhaps it's simply the Eeyore of plants.

A co-worker tried one of those automatic watering things, too. Didn't work for her, either.

Susan said...

Bone: Eeyore would be a good name for it. It's leaves do kind of look like donkey ears, even. And I think the aqua globe might actually work just fine if I filled it with water more than every 3 months.

JD at I Do Things said...

Sigh. Looking at your beautiful tomato plants makes me anxious to start planting.

Looking at your sad houseplant reminds me why I don't have ANY indoor plants. I kill them all.

Susan said...

JD: I hear that the hard-core outdoor gardeners have already started their planting via seeds indoors. Not me, I have to start with the plants from the nursery that are already at least 6 inches tall. But I'm also anxious to get my garden going!

TC said...

I used to do really well with inside plants: mine are ALL suffering greatly right now. Worse, I can't seem to come up with the enthusiasm to try something different.

Your tomatoes are GORGEOUS! Wow. I know who to call this summer to get some garden-fresh ones :)

Susan said...

TC: I've really gotta start getting things ready for the garden this year. It's a MESS right now, with the carnage from last year still lingering.