after returning an altrec.com shipment for my mother at the porter square post office, i got a ride from my father to the cambridge public library. the library sent me an automated e-mail this morning reminding me i had books to return. i had a few more days left but i figured i'd go now and pick out some new ones in the process. the more i visit the library, the more i'm falling back in love with books. before the days of the internet, where else did people go for their source of cheap entertainment and knowledge? i grabbed as many books as i could carry and started my 30 minutes walk back home.
today's temperature hovered in the 40's, which felt like spring after a few days of frigid weather. there wasn't much to see on the way home other than a few political signs dotting the cambridge landscape.
with the nasturtiums growing out of control, some of the lower starter leaves have been deprived of enough light that they've turned yellow and withered. i snipped them off, plenty more leaves where that came from. the healthier leaves would be great for salads were it not for the fact that i don't like the taste, which has a pungency similar to a radish. maybe increased pruning with stimulate the plants into producing flowers.
today marked the first day of my LED growlight experiment. instead of growing some new plants, i decided to move one of my preexisting basil plants under the LED's. i should find out in a few days if a plant can live just underneath LED lights.