Salt Ramen Caramel

Salt Ramen Caramel
Salt Ramen Caramel

I was given this a few weeks ago but didn’t get around until trying it now.  Salt ramen caramel? Bizarre! How on earth does that even work? It wasn’t really salty at all. It wasn’t really caramel-y either.  It wasn’t ramen-y either.  It was just… nothing, really.  Oh well.

Gardening Sunday: Flowing Through the Jasmine in my Mind

Silk Jasmine
Silk Jasmine

Sunday! Gardening! Plants! Woo!

Avocado
Avocado

At the top, you can see the tiny “silk jasmine” (or, miniature orange jasmine, murraya exotica) which I picked up for 105yen at the Daiso the other day because it was cute.  It will apparently bloom and smell strongly, eventually.  Internet says it’s good for bonsai making, but I don’t really think I’m patient or stable enough to be embarking on bonsai silliness.  I’d like to one day though.

Baby Snake Plant
Baby Snake Plant

Next up, my avocado is doing well… I think!  Just recently it’s started getting this brown stuff on its stem.  Can I assume it’s “bark” or lack of a better word? Or is it moments away from imploding in a gooey mess of blech? 🙁  I’m also not quite sure what this dealie at the top is. It’s not a new group of leaves, or if it is, it doesn’t look like it.  Can’t be a blossom, can it?

Behold! My snake plant had a baby ^_^.  That side of the pot was turned to the wall this week, so it was getting sun from the side, but I couldn’t see anything. Turned it today and was like !!! HELLO TO U!  Maybe I’m not so bad at taking care of plants. Haven’t killed the snake plant yet!

Aloe Aristata
Aloe Aristata

But, on the other hand, maybe I am utter shite.  Here’s my aloe aristata. You’ll remember that my aloe nobilis self-destructed with rot from the inside out a while back.  Now my aristata has brown at the base of her leaves.  YES, the soil is moist there, because I watered her today, but I hadn’t watered her in bleeding weeks, and the soil was utterly utterly dry, so how the hell is it rotting? 🙁

Jade Plant
Jade Plant

And now back to my propagation attempts.  My christmas cactus cuttings are still rooting in water, and i’ll leave them there a while longer, until they have a goodish root system.  This is my jade plant cutting, which i think, FINALLY, AT LONG LAST, may be rooting. Those look like tiny roots, don’t they?

Of course, who knows how cold my apartment will get this winter, so who knows if any of these things will survive D:. We’ll see, I guess.