Quarantine, still.

So it is now May and we are still in quarantine. When I think about how often I stay home, it’s honestly not too different from how it normally is. I’m pretty good about having enough hobbies and things to do to keep me busy at home without ever getting bored. There is always something I could be doing.

One thing that has been driving me crazy is not being able to go to the gym. I’ve been taking workout classes, and there is a few dumbbells and a barbell. The barbell has 46 pounds on it and the clips to hold the plates on are kind of stuck on there. I’m sure they could come off, but it’s a little bit too much effort for me to want to mess around with. I’m just going to have to make it work until the gyms open up again.

I have been looking after my house plants and I do believe I am at my maximum capacity. I barely have any room, and I should also just really take care of what I have. There is an exception, I do want to buy some outdoor plants to decorate the yard. I have been thinking about roses.

I finally started planting some vegetables outside. Hopefully they will do really well with the new soil that I bought. Here are the seedlings I have…I’ve planted about half of them and I still have more to go.

I think I’m going to save up for a down payment on a car. I could use credit card, but I would rather just save the money and put some money down. My car has been a little bit sketchy as of recently. I took it in to get some work done, but it seems like my check engine light randomly turns on and I hate wondering if it’s something serious or if it’s just being sensitive and turning on for any stupid reason. I got a new tire today in the stupid light turned on when I started my car. That doesn’t even make any sense. I might just except having a car payment to get something newer that I don’t have to worry about for a long time to come. So that some thing I’m definitely going to be working towards.





Growing veggies!

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I bought some starter plants recently and they’re starting to take off!

I have three different sections. The peppers are on the left. The front is Poblano. Then I have three buckets of jalapenos. The very back is an older Serrano plant from two years ago that is still alive, but not doing that great.

The middle section is tomato things. There’s Lemon Boy, Golden Jubilee, Patio Hybrid, and Tomatillo.

The right side has squash! Green zucchini, yellow crookneck, and patty pan! I decided to put the patty pan in the biggest bucket, I don’t know why! 😁

I hope these do really well!

Plants: Coleus – Plant Gifting!

Since I learned how to trim my Coleus plants, put the clippings in water, then add them into a bigger pot with the original plant…I gave one to my friend!

I repotted it so she could see and be able to try it out on her own. She’s started a nice little plant collection so I’m happy she can add this one in! 😊

Plants: Coleus – An Experiment!

It’s been almost a month since my last post about my Coleus plants, and they’ve gotten big! Very “leggy”, so be honest! I figured I could just keep letting them grow and see how tall they get, but I heard they will grow more leaves and become fuller if I trim them! I also didn’t want to risk ruining my plants, so I tried it on one.

The plant I tried it on only had three separate stems, so I clipped them and saved the clippings to put in water and let them root. I kept wondering if I made a mistake because I saw a bubble of liquid appear at the tops there I clipped, but I figured I would just wait and see what happened.

I am pretty sure I checked it every single day and noticed the tiny little buds, which appear to be these new leaves growing, so this makes me happy! And the clippings have also grown roots. I might plant them in this same pot so I can get a bushier plant!

I still have two other plants. I might might trim down the thinner one, just as I have to this plant. As for the fuller one, I might give that to a friend!

I still have some Coleus outside that are doing mediocre in comparison to the ones I have indoors in the window. I’m glad I’m having success with Coleus!

Plants: Coleus

I transplanted some of my baby Coleus to slightly bigger pots. Sadly, I think they were placed in an area that was too hot. It appeared the stem was dried out right where it met the dirt. Was the dirt too hot and drying the stem out?

I asked a few people in my online plant group, they suggested snipping the stems and placing them in water so they can grow new roots. They look pretty nice now! 🤗 I’m afraid to put them in dirt again because I might ruin them!

Plants: Zinnia

My boyfriend found this poor crunchy Zinnia plant. I don’t know if there’s any hope for it, but I trimmed off all the crispy leaves and all that’s left of this soft stem that’s still alive!

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Update: 6/19/18 – I checked it today…I really don’t think it’s gonna make it. I tried. 😞