My Flourishing Container Garden

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I have tried growing things over and over again over the last few years and without fail everything dies or just never starts to grow. I think the main reason being that I forget to water them or move them out of the sun, blah blah. I have a very short attention span and get impatient very quickly. So, in an effort to combat that I bought seedlings rather than packets of seeds and starting from square one. Turns out this was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had! šŸ™‚ I tell ya, I am feeling like a Master gardener now! I am ecstatic every time I look out onto my deck.

These are the “before” pictures taken on Mother’s Day, may 13th (so 16 days ago):

From left to right: jalapeno, straight neck yello squash, green pepper, green pepper, basil, cilantro

Yellow: crooked neck yellow squash Blue: watermelon

Tomato plant

Now, 16 days later this is what they look like (and I am not using Miracle Grow or anything…just good ol’ water and sun)

Basil and cilantro – I’ve used the basil so many times and also given good amounts to several neighbors. The cilantro looks a little rough but that’s because I just used a ton of it for a dish I made this weekend

…and the basil just keeps growing! The fragrant leaves are AMAZING! I often go out there and just sniff my plants (not to my neighbors – I’m mentally OK, please don’t worry if you see me getting a high off of my basil plants)

Green pepper plants

Straight neck yellow squash

Look at all of those little growths! Can’t wait for them to bloom? grow? mature? What’s the correct terminology here? I have no clue!

Jalapeno plant

The jalapeno fragrance is soo strong and makes my taste buds water with anticipation.

Watermelon plant. Thinking that it’s going to need to be moved out of this planter and into something quite a bit bigger! I’m considering buying a really large shallow tupperware container – that way I can still take it with me when we move….yes, I’m selfish and not willing to leave the fruit of my hard work to someone else. šŸ™‚

Crooked neck yellow squash – also needs to be moved out to a bigger container.

More sweet little buds!

Tomato plant – look at this guy! It’s getting so big that it’s tipping my container!! Can’t wait for it to produce some tomatoes!!

Have you started a garden this year? If so, what are you growing?

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