Good news! My emergency rosemary isn't dead. It's not established yet, either, but I was confident enough to plant it in a permanent pot.
You can read the start of the story of my rosemary here.
Yesterday, my new rosemary plant had its first full day outside.
This morning I checked to see how much of the little sprig was still alive.
I found a nice big pot to plant the rosemary into, as I wanted to sprinkle some pak choy seeds around it and see if they come up. I chose pak choy as the leaves can be harvested and the roots left undisturbed, so the rosemary won't be disrupted.
Another experiment in my garden is with my sweet potatoes. They have begun multiplying like mad, although they are, like all my plants, contained in a pot (an old garbage bin, actually). I pulled up some of the new plants, and, with a very sharp kitchen knife, cut the very end of the tuber and planted the potato top back in the ground with the vine still attached. I didn't think I should waste time taking pictures of something that needed to get back in the ground, but I took this picture of one of the sweet potatoes I harvested:
I moved all the vines over to one side of the pot, added some wonderful new, rich compost, and in the other half or the pot I've sprinkled some lettuce seeds, to see what happens, and also because yay! Lettuce!
On to sheer dumb luck:
Remember my second lot of surprise potatoes? (If not, I started writing about them here and continued over here.) It turns out the thing that grew up in the pot is a potato plant after all! I took its picture for you. It has a mild case of 28 spot ladybug, but is otherwise healthy.
And finally, plants that seemed to have really liked all this rain, onion family plants. My spring onions have multiplied out of sight, and some of them have grown far beyond normal size. I took this picture to show you a size comparison between the spring onions I normally grow, and one of the large ones.
I think that's all I had to share today. I'll probably think of something else after I hit publish...
Lots of love in all you do,