Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spruce Tree Seedling





















Last month I was in Target picking up some stuff to add to my nephew's giant birthday grab-bag gift box monster that I was creating. When I was browsing around the $1 section at the front of the store they had little "grow your own tree" things with tiny little pots, some soil and norway spruce seeds. I have a history of wanting to grow plants that are way too big for my tiny Brooklyn apartment. This blog began when I tried to grow a pumpkin in a small pot on my terrace. The pumpkin vine eventually grew like 8 feet, started wrapping around and climbing up my hanging ivy plant and giving my roommates nightmares that our apartment was turning into the movie Troll. Clearly, I have not learned my lessoned. I planted a couple of seeds a few weeks ago and now I have a little Norway Spruce seedling popping up. I'm pretty sure that this will grow slowly enough that I can manage it in the apartment for a year or so. Hopefully, by then Chris and I will be moving on to greener pastures in the mythical land of homeowning.

1 comment:

Meg said...

I'm doing MSCE in April too!
What a gorgeous photo.

I hate to break it to you but if you have the "planting bigger than your space" problem, you will have it no matter how big of space you get. I know, I have it too-One season I tried to turn our little city backyard vegetable garden into a full fledged pumpkin patch, corn field, and vegetable farm. The entire backyard was overrun with vines from watermelon and pumpkins.

P.S. Not sure if you have this too- but In my experience "planting bigger than your space" goes hand-in-hand with "desire to grow things out of your zone". Personally I want a citrus tree (and I'm in the Northeast). I often wonder if I can grow one the house for at least a few years.