Sorry for not being around, I’ve had a busy several days at work. My garden is getting exciting. I have flowers on what I think are zucchini vines
and a big ol’ shady plant whose identity eludes me.
Maybe it’s cucumber? I could just look it up, but where’s the fun in that? I know what everything else is and this almost has to be cucumbers, but I’ve never seen a cucumber plant so I can’t be positive. It’ll be fun to see what comes in.
Speaking of that…
One of my tomatoes is almost ripe! With more on the way! This is an exciting growing season.
I know, I’ve been talking a lot about my garden and sharing pictures like it’s my kid. In my defense, in 4 years or more of trying, this is my first successful attempt. Last year I got two tomatoes and 4 pea pods with two peas in each. Sad. This year is spectacular and I’m obsessed and thrilled. I’ve had bad soil that I didn’t know how to make better, and not watered them properly, and generally acted like a plant hospice rather than a nursery. This year I had soil trucked in, have been watering almost every day, and have generally cared for the plants in a way that I hadn’t before. I am invested in these suckers! And they are thriving. Very gratifying. By next Spring I should have my own compost to dig into the soil in my boxes and will hopefully be selfsufficient after that.
This is old hat to many of you, but I am giddy with success. Forgive a proud gardener’s ramblings.