Replanted the minis today. Will do the usual scheme - one lettuce, one ornamentals. But for the moment, the ornamentals are incubating in my pro100, and two of them may stay there...
20090927: Planted 3 pods silvia red romaine. Other mini is growing 3 "tea" clones - 2 pineapple sage, 1 lemon basil. At least one of those is for my mother's birthday present, to go with the AG tea kit (which only has 6 pods). In pro100, planted 1 pod each thumbelina zinnia and convolvulus. Already had 3 mimulus pods, planted 9/18 (9 days older).
It takes surprisingly little fresh pineapple sage and lemon basil to make a cup of tea. I just took the leaves I'd clipped off the cuttings (maybe 10) and boiled in the microwave and steeped for 5 minutes or so, and it's a pretty good herbal tea.
I'd love to grow the zinnia and convolvulus in the mini, but I have my doubts. The ones I planted in my annual bed came out funky. The supposedly 6" zinnia is 2' tall and wide and sports lavender blooms - a color that does not appear on the package. The "bush morning glory" convolvulus looks anything but. Most of them never flowered at all. The ones that did, are pretty sprawling. And their foliage looks like the sort of weed I'd yank quickly. So... Maybe 2 of the 5 flower pods will stay in the pro100 purely for experiment... (ATM, the pro100 is mostly growing a tomato seedling.)
20091120: Very short-lived lettuce garden. Replanted in comparative romaine - 4 seeds each, one pod each, roman emperor, little caesar, and red silvia romaines. Hopefully it'll last a little longer...
20091205: Latest 2-week lettuce now on fresh 1.7 EC/6 pH nutes. Dumped and refilled the reservoir on remaining mimulus, too, using my cucumber nutes.