At the beginning of the summer, I planned and planted a container garden. It has been fun to watch it grow, but not everything has been as successful as I had hoped. The month of May was an unusually wet month so I feel like my results won’t be replicated in another year that provides less rain.
So this was my initial plan:
I hoped for a summer of glorious salads from my salad box. However my squash took over most of the right side of the box, produced a generous amount of vegetables, then proceeded to die. My pepper plants took the longest to grow from seed, and while there are several buds of hope, I have yet to harvest any peppers.
Here’s the big picture of what remains:
The most consistent producers have been my tomato plants. Both the cherry tomato and the beefsteak tomato have been abundant producers, once I got them moved to the right amount of sunlight. At first they were in full sun pretty much from morning to evening. When they started to shrivel and die, I moved them to a place where they got full sun from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. They have been much happier there.
In my thoughts of heaven, I have thought it would be nice to be a gardener there. I’d like to see what it would be like to grow things without the hindrances of this world. One day maybe!