We’re getting excited!
Last year we planted a few tomato plants, a strawberry plant, and some onions. The strawberries and onions either drowned away or dried out. We had to plant everything in pots since we rent instead of owning our home. We were able to get a few smaller tomatoes, but the effort overall was a bust. We bought all of the plants from a nursery already germinated and ready to plant.
This year, we started tomatoes and jalapeños from seeds. We went back to the nursery and bought strawberries and onions again. And we also purchased a mint plant spontaneously on one of our WalMart runs. Well, I’m proud to announce that we’ve managed to keep all of them alive so far! This year we planted them in pots again since we weren’t sure when we’d be moving.
We’ve got three large tomato plants, two of them flowering beautifully. The other needs to catch up a bit in size.
We’ve also got some onions planted, but I’m not confident that we’ll get any produce from them. They are green on the stems in places still, but they’re starting to look wilted. I’m thinking they must grow better in the ground- something we’ll actually get to do with our garden once we OWN our home!
The jalapeño plants really sprouted out after the last rain. The plant is looking really full and strong. It’s even starting to flaunt some small white flowers that will soon be juicy green jalapeños. We grew these and the tomatoes from seeds this spring, so we’re so excited to seem them flourishing and producing!
The sweet mint plant is probably my favorite of the lot. It already smells so good and it just grows up and out like a genie. I don’t know why, but I just enjoy watching the growth of this beauty week by week.
So I’m hoping we are going to be more successful this year than we were last year! And then next year we can plant so much more variety, and actually in the ground, so this gardening thing is gonna be a summer hobby here before too long! It may not be too exciting to some, but we have found something new to entertain us, so we will take that where we can!