I was nervous about the condition in which I would find my garden upon my return but it turned out well. The garden is thriving. The tomato plants are taller than I am. Butterflies and bees flutter around. And there’s a sweet fragrance. I took to watering all my plants and checking on their health before I even brought my bags indoors.
Couldn’t prevent basil from flowering.
Tomatoes are turning red.
Accidentally broke off a tomato stem so stuck it in the ground. It has taken root and is now bearing fruit.
Sweet peppers! Now do they turn colours while still on the plant? Hmmmm! When am I supposed to harvest?
Habanero coming along too.
Corn! Can’t believe I already have cobs. They are small though. Must shake the tassels to pollinate the silk myself.
Another look at the fragrant corner. The hammock is going right there.
Planted two lemongrass stalks from kitchen scraps. They have taken off! It’s tea time!
But there were some failures.
As is this pepper which I hope to harvest before the inevitable.
Cannot save the vegetable patch. Lesson learnt. Will not plant cabbage next time. Brought in the worms which have made lattice-work of my greens. Also, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli have proven to not be worth the investment. So next crop cycle (fall), will just be greens – kale, chard, spinach, lettuce. Simple!
Lettuce patch wilted indoors. Don’t ask why I didn’t take it out.
The sorrel didn’t even have a chance to root.