Sorry for the unintended absence, everyone! I miss not talking to my bloggy friends. And poor Jeff – without you guys to bear part of my annoying nature, it all fell to him! He’s barely surviving, I tell ya what. I owe him some cookies or something.
I thought it was about time for a garden update, eh? Because I know y’all can barely stand not knowing, and now you’re just on the edges of your seats. Right? RIGHT?
(And of course I meant to put this post up last week, and I took the pictures then and everything, but…)
First up, the most exciting news is that Mr. Tomato Plant has little flowers!
He’s got even more, now. Like 7 or 8 altogether. And I think that means that these will eventually turn into ZOMG TOMATOES, right? I’m so excited! A proud planty grandmama.
I gave away two of my nine(!) pepper plants to a pepper-less co-worker; so now I’m down to “only” seven. These four are doing really well:
I don’t know if that’s “enough” growth for 3 weeks, or not, but I’m proud of ’em nonetheless 🙂
The other three are doing okay-ish. I think they need more sun, really.
Especially that sad little guy on the left. He’s 2 or 3″ shorter than the others! Poor lil’ shrimp.
Some of my lettuces are doing great:
Look at ’em! So pretty. I can’t wait to eeeaaaattttt!!! 🙂
I don’t know if it’s a sun issue, or a space issue, or what, but they’re not doign so hot. They’re growing a bit, but nowhere near as quickly as their brothers.
(the third container looks much the same – not horrible, but not exactly hearty. And they’re in a long skinny container, which makes me think that the problem is more light- than space-related)
My snapdragons are snappin’ along (Oh man I crack myself up), and the pansies are doing great!
I love ’em 🙂 So sweet and delicate and pretty!
There have also been a few more additions to my little balcony garden.
Meet the GuardFrog, plucked from Target’s $1 shelves:
Roxie tried to eat him. So his eye is already chipped. Poor GuardFrog isn’t that vicious; he couldn’t defend himself…
I also received a delightful surprise from a co-worker, in celebration of Admin’s Day last week –
Isn’t it pretty? And yellow? And perfect? LOVE!
Of course, we’ve had near-torrential rain for the past three days so I haven’t really been able to give it a proper test, but I’m hoping for a drought so I can give it a proper test 🙂
The watering can was accompanied by an awesome sweet basil plant – my co-worker said, “How can you grow tomatoes without basil?” Good question – great solution! 🙂
I’m not gonna lie, my new favorite hobby is sticking my nose down among its leaves and IIIIIINNNNNNHAAAALLLIIIING big 🙂
I’m gonna make the best tomato caprese salad, just you wait! Mmmmmm…
So that’s my garden! I’m definitely having mixed success at this point – some things are thriving; others, not really. But I guess that’s the best I could hope for, as an amateur gardener with a black thumb and short attention span, right?