Container Garden Week 7

Almost everyone is doing pretty well! We’ve got some baby zucchini and quite a few tomatoes. Unfortunately, the bell pepper plant is trying its best and failing miserably. Probably going to write him off soon. Still keeping hope alive for the cilantro, my only seedling pseudo-success. We had a gully-washer of a storm come through a couple weeks ago and the tiny shoots haven’t quite recovered.

Can’t wait to see some red creep into the tomatoes! And (perhaps the most exciting win) Eva is anxious to eat some of her zucchini! A 4 year old pumped about veggies? Yes! Thank you, Garden.

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Container Garden Week 4

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Look at those plants! I can’t tell you how in love with them I am. It’s like parenting but without the back-talk. What a joy!

I had to dig up the petunias; they were attracting slugs, the little hussies. And the Zucchini and Pepper plants seem to be much happier with the pots to themselves.

We have lots of flower buds right now. Here are future tomatoes:

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And future Zucchini:

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Pernicious mint:

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And more baby Cilantro!

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I used some of my rosemary and thyme on baked chicken this week and it was incredible. Herbs are probably the greatest investment right now because they are usable every day without impeding their growth.

The organic pesticidal soap and removal of the petunias seems to have helped the pest problem but if it goes on another week, I will try something stronger. The pepper flower of last week disappeared, which might have happened in a storm but… I’m not growing veggies for the bugs!

Sigh. So much love for those plants.

Happy Thursday, all!