Plants I’m About to Learn a Whole Lot About (And so Will You)

Okay, so in my last post I mentioned that I ordered a huge variety of seeds from a gardener on Etsy.

They haven’t arrived yet (and I don’t even have the greenhouse built), but I thought I would show you what I ordered!


  • Anise
  • Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng
  • Blue Star Borage
  • Chives
  • Coneflower Echinacea
  • Thymus Serpyllum, Creeping Thyme
  • Cumin
  • Heirloom Cilantro, Coriander
  • Heirloom Italian Oregano
  • Heirloom Italian Parsley
  • Heirloom Sweet Marjoram
  • Heirloom Thai Basil
  • Heirloom Thyme
  • Chamaemelum Nobile, Roman Chamomile


  • Rudbeckia Indian Summer, Gloriosa Daisy
  • Amaranthus Caudatus, Love Lies Bleeding
  • Mimosa Pudica, Sensitive Plant
  • Orange King, Zinnia


  • San Marzano Tomato
  • Organic Jalapeno Peppers
  • Organic Thai Red Hot Chili Peppers


  • Cauliflower
  • Heirloom Cucumber
  • Heirloom Mustard Greens
  • Giant Noble Spinach

You have no idea how excited I am to grow all of these things! If you have any questions about any of these plants, by the way, I would love to help you find an answer.

I also have a container garden out on my balcony. It’s smaller than I would like, but these containers will also be a part of the future greenhouse garden.

Here’s what I’m growing right now:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Alma Peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Arugula
  • Sage
  • Strawberries
  • Lettuce
  • Fenugreek
  • Catnip
  • Cilantro

So far, I’ve only harvested basil and sage, but the garden is really coming along! Of course, if you would like to know anything more about what I’m growing, feel free to ask.

Here’s a few random interesting things I’ve learned in the garden lately:

  1. Cilantro and coriander are not actually the same thing. Cilantro is the leafy plant, but coriander is the seed it sprouts from!
  2. Ants and aphids are best friends! If you see either in your garden, look for the other.
  3. The tiny hairs that cover the stems of a tomato plant are called trichomes. These trichomes will develop into roots if they come into contact with soil!

I know this post is a bit different than my past posts, so I’d love to hear your feedback if you have any!

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Have a lovely day!

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