I am learning a lot about gardening this summer.
Not all of my plants are big and green. For example, I think I could win an award for puniest most pitiful dill. It’s supposed to be a weed I think?
It’s so spindly it can barely be captured in a photograph. I attempted a close up.
It’s trying to go to seed already. A friend told me that hers sometimes does better when it grows from having reseeded itself. So maybe it will be better next year. I also think that my soil may not be great. I’ve noticed that the tomatoes in this part of the garden are not nearly as big and thriving as my tomatoes in containers. I need to figure this out. I’ve heard I can take a soil sample to a master gardener. I will probably do that in the fall.
Our cucumbers somewhat freak us out. They are so ALIVE!
They send out these little feelers and wrap around the wire. It’s craziness.
My basil is looking nice. I am just waiting for my tomatoes to ripen so that I can make caprese salad. I hope my tomatoes are good and that there are lots.
It looks like rabbits or something have gotten into my kale, but it’s just David. He goes out in the morning and gets some for his omelet. He’s about wiped it out, although it keeps making new leaves. I planted some more a few weeks ago so that we will hopefully have it through the fall.
Davey’s kindergarten teacher sent them home with seeds for the moms for Mother’s Day. I planted mine in the garden, and they are beginning to bloom. Zinnias? I am not sure, but I love the little yellow stars in the center!
I write like I am the only one who has ever gardened ever, but it’s my first garden so it kinda feels that way to me. I am amazed how all these things that I started from seed are these big green sometimes strange and slightly creepy plants.
I’m already planning my garden for next year!