I’ve been tired and busy lately and haven’t had time to do any gardening, although I stayed up late last night and did some maintenance on the Coleus cutting in my aquarium. There were a few aphids and some type of white bugs, so I took every cutting and brushed them and submerged them in water. I also took the time to give them fresh water and get rid of dying leaves and cuttings. A few didn’t make it, but others are doing fine.
The Coleus ‘Bronze Pagoda’ was getting big and doing well, so I took it to work to make some room in the aquarium.
The Unknown Coleus from Target is also looking strong, so I’m going to pot it up in soil pretty soon and also bring that one to work.
I also ID’ed one of my Coleus, from a flickr user who posted his photo ( link ) in the Coleus group I created. It is called ‘Oompah’.
At work, the ginger is showing it first set of leaves. I also noticed two more ginger sprouts growing on our ginger at home. I’m going to take these to work and pot it in soil.
I took a day off of work today to bring my mom to a doctor’s appointment. Before we left, I had the chance to check out the back garden, which I hardly get to see in daylight since the days are so damn short.
I turned the compost in our new Smith & Hawkins BioStack Composter, which I won at a city composting workshop, and can definitely feel the heat being generated. I want to get another one, so if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to get rid of yours, I’ll take it.