Yay! I can literally see the fruits of my labor…uh, veggies, that is. I have buds! It’s very exciting.
The vast majority of my plantlings came from my wonderful friend and neighbor, Karla, who told me that this is some sort of squash:
I’ll be very interested in seeing what it grows into. In case you can’t tell from the photo, it’s HUGE already. I swear it weighs a good six lbs.
Everything else is growing too! I have what appear to be two different kinds of peppers, tiny buds of sweet tomatoes, basil GALORE, dill that is growing amazingly tall, lettuce that is also growing surprisingly upwards rather than round (shows how little I know about gardening, I guess), and little round green beginnings of what will be beefsteak tomatoes that I started from seeds in Lauretta’s kitchen.
Last weekend I removed the lattice that I had placed behind the plants. I had second thoughts. It looked sort of cheap. I’ll need to invest in some other means for the climbing plants to climb. I was considering transplanting some of the plants directly into the ground for maximum growth, but at this point, I don’t want to shock anything that is budding, and besides, Dottie likes to lie in the dirt between all the pots and I don’t want her to squish anything (or pee on it).
Have good gardening tips for a novice? I want to hear about how to organize my garden to the max. Write me some comments!