Sunday, June 2, 2013

Juicy, Juicy Mangos

Friday afternoon I noticed a mango on my managers desk and asked him if he was going to eat it, and if I could have the mango seed. I explained that I wanted to plant the mango seed and try to grow it at home. Below I are pictures documenting how I opened and seed, which has a smaller seed inside, and how to plant it. I am skeptical about whether it will grow in the Pacific Northwest, but it will be fun to try. I also included a video to document the process. I encourage everyone to try this out and share their results.

That's all for now.
The Indoor Gardener

This is the outer mango seed and needs to be opened to get to the inner seed.

Once opened detach the inner seed, you don't need to be gentle.

Fill up a pot with soil about 75%

Place the seed in the soil.

Cover the seed with the remainder of the soil.
Water and place in a sunny place!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Herb Blurb

I have been growing a lot of  windowsill herbs lately and so I thought I would focus on the theme of herbs this thyme. I currently have cilantro, basil, thyme, chives and lavender growing at my apartment. I haven't been inspired to grow any other kind of herbs as I don't really know what to use them with. I would love some suggestions of herbs that people like to grow and even more so I would like to know what you do with those herbs.  Below are some pictures of my herbs as well as some inspiring indoor herb gardens!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Social About Gardening

I have created a google+ community and page, you can find the google+ community page here, and you can find the google+ profile page here. Please join and share you stories, pictures, and insights. I will leave you with a sneak preview of what I am planning on planting soon!
edit: I just added a facebook page too, go check it out at,

video courtesy ofRealVinceSamios

Monday, May 27, 2013

Home Town Mystery

I visited my home town of Victoria, BC this weekend. I was inspired to take a few pictures of this amazing bonsai that my mom has in her living room. The most impressive thing about it, is how large the bonsai is. You can see how thick the wire is that was used to shape the bonsai into the desired position.  I am not certain what the variety of bonsai is, but since it has always been an indoor plant I am assuming it is not a Juniper bonsai like mine. Please let me know if you know what it is.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mason Jar Herb Garden

My father-in-law gave me some cuttings from his mint plants.  I decided to plant them in a few mason jars I had lying around. Below I have included a step by step picture guide of how I did this. I also planted some cilantro and lavender in the same method a few weeks ago and have included  a picture of the cilantro.

Mint Cuttings

Mason Jar
Stones for Drainage
Place the Cuttings

Cover With Dirt

Cilantro in Mason Jar 

More of the Cilantro

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Updated Terrarium

I had to replace one of the plants in my terrarium because it died :( The new plant I added is an air plant that gets most of its water from the air. The woman at the shop I got it from did a quick makeover as well and made it pretty again. What do you think? 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

No Excuses

I know I have been away for a while and I am so sorry. I am mostly just upset with myself because I love writing this blog. Since the last time I wrote, my indoor herbs have all grown up! Spring has arrived in Seattle and I am excited about the possibilities and potential of my patio. My bonsais will need some trimming and training soon, I will need to do some research before then however. I just wanted to show some pictures today of my indoor garden and to say not to forget about me.

That's all for now,
The Indoor Gardener